Title IV-D Child Support Services.

The mission of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Title IV‑D Child Support Services Program is to foster family stability and community well-being by providing effective and timely child support services to meet the needs of Indian families.

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Child Support Services.

Our Vision.

Parents providing more personal and financial responsibility for their children leading to an increase in our future generations well-being.


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Guiding Principles.

Child First means “All the work we do is for the child.” The Tribes recognize that the future of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes is in our children and strives to provide services to protect the security, well-being and health of the children.


Child Care
  • Children are sacred and are our highest priority;
  • The future of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes is in our children;
  • Children have the right to financial, medical, cultural and emotional support;
  • Responsible parents provide a stable, safe and healthy lifestyle for their children;
  • Family balance is important to maintain individual and community harmony;
  • Culture is an integral part of child upbringing;
  • All clients are treated fairly and their rights are protected;
  • The needs of every family will be addressed;
  • Relationships and communication are key success factors;
  • Individuals make better decisions when they are informed; and
  • Community participation and outreach ensures that customs, values and traditions are preserved.

Services.

  • Locating an Absent Parent
  • Paternity Establishment (including genetic tests)
  • Establishing a Child Support Order
  • Modifying a Child Support Order
  • Enforcing a Child Support Order
  • Coordinating with other Child Support agencies
  • Legal Guardians Requesting Child Support

History

Per Capita Garnishment.

Per capita garnishments happen when a non-custodial parent is in arrears of three (3) months or more at their obligated monthly amount. Even if a partial payment is made within those three months, per capita garnishment will happen at the behind amount. To avoid per capita garnishment, please pay your monthly obligation on time.


History

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Child Support Services

Contact Us

Lynette Dixey
Program Manager
Phone:
(208)236-1068
Fax:
(208)238-4000

56 E Agency Road
P.O. Box 306
Fort Hall, ID 83203


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Child Support Services cannot provide legal assistance or representation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Children need love, food, clothing and medical care to be healthy and happy. Child support helps pay for a child’s needs. If a child gets what they need from both parents, they will be better prepared for the future. The parent who lives with the child can take better care of the child when they get child support. They can make sure the child has food and clothing. Plus the child will see them as a caring and involved parent. It is the right thing to do.
Child support is paid by the non-custodial parent. A non-custodial parent is the parent that no longer resides in the same household and does not have custody or guardianship of the child.
This federal program affirms Tribal Sovereignty by providing direct funding to Tribes to start and maintain their own child support program.
Like state counterparts, Tribal child support agencies provide a variety of services according to requirements set by the Office of Child Support Enforcement. Unlike states, however, Tribes have the flexibility to operate a child support program in a way that meets their needs consistent with Tribal values, traditions and customs.
Child support is paid to the custodial parent for support of the child. A custodial parent is the parent who has custody or guardianship of the child.