Iowa Support Master & Custody X Change: More Accurate Calculations
Get the most accurate child support amounts when you combine Custody X Change with Iowa Support Master software.
When Iowa Support Master asks you for timeshare percentages, don't rely on guesswork or estimates. Instead, use Custody X Change to calculate total parenting time numbers from any custody schedule.
Enter those numbers into the appropriate field in the Iowa Support Master program for an accurate and fair child support amount based on Iowa's guidelines.
Custody X Change calculates parenting time percentages. Use it together with Iowa Support Master to have more accurate child support calculations.
Iowa Support Master software makes complicated support calculations easier for family law professionals and automatically produces accurate results. The software is user-friendly and aims to streamline the process of figuring support and creating reports.
Using Iowa Support Master can save you time and effort in figuring child support amounts for your cases. Instead of relying on worksheets you must fill out by hand and unreliable software to calculate child support, trust your case information to Iowa Support Master.
Some of the ways Iowa Support Master helps family law professionals include:
- Instant software updates
- Password protected client files
- Missing information notice
- Side by side analysis options
- Instant information reverse feature
- Free training and customer support
Iowa Support Master is compatible with all Windows-based computers. Using programs that enable Windows applications, you can also use Iowa Support Master with Apple computers.
Visit Iowa Support Master's website to access videos designed to help answer some of the frequently asked questions about the software. Nearly every feature of the program has a small question mark, where you can click to link to help windows and get immediate answers to your questions.
Customer support for Iowa Support Master users includes a toll-free number with service technicians available 24-hours a day every day of the week. Iowa Support Master is updated automatically online as needed.
Family law professionals can rely on Iowa Support Master's many features, which provide the necessary tools to calculate accurate amounts for things like child support and taxes. The software features a user-friendly interface, making data entry simple and efficient.
Some other features of Iowa Support Master software include:
- Financial affidavits
- Confidentiality forms
- Income withholding order
- Tax analysis and options
- Expense calculators, such as college or health insurance
- Notch effect warning
The most significant feature of the Iowa Support Master is the way it incorporates the most current child support guidelines as outlined in Iowa Code Chapter 598. As the guidelines change, the software is updated accordingly so your child support calculations are always accurate. Because updates are immediate, you'll never be stuck with outdated child support calculations.
Iowa Support Master was created by Alft and Wilson Publishing, based in Des Moines, Iowa. The company constantly implements feedback from customers to improve the product. Family law professionals that use Iowa Support Master include attorneys, legal assistants, clerks, secretaries and judges.
Iowa Support Master requires parenting time percentages for the non-custodial parent in order to figure out child support, based on the guidelines set by the state of Iowa.
Parenting time percentages are derived from the amount of time each parent spends with their children. To figure out a correct parenting time percentage, you must calculate the amount of time the non-residential parent spends with the children. When clients set up a visitation schedule, it can be very difficult to calculate a precise parenting time total.
This information is combined with data concerning each parent's income and the parenting time credit applies to only sole physical custody cases. Joint or shared custody cases do not qualify for any kind of child credit based on parenting time. Iowa Support Master asks you to enter a percentage in order to calculate child support.
Custody X Change software includes a parenting time calculator that shows exactly how much time each parent has with the children.
When you set up a parenting time schedule, the software automatically counts up all the hours for the non-residential parent. This accurate parenting time total gives you the precise data you need.
Use Custody X Change to get accurate parenting time totals, because:
- Parenting time totals are difficult to figure out by hand, because attorneys must add all the quarter, half and full days within a year for the non-residential parent.
- Figuring parenting time totals adjust every time an attorney changes the schedule
- Calculating and re-calculating any change to the schedule is so complex, some attorneys are forced to estimate or guess.
- Entering parenting time totals calculated from a guess or estimate into the Iowa child support formula means that the amounts will likely be wrong.
Figuring out child support amounts requires exact numbers, from each parent's income to the amount of credits allowed. Another important number is the parenting time total, or how long each parent is scheduled to be with the children. Correct numbers mean the child support amount is fair and accurate, and Custody X Change delivers accurate totals every time.