Las Vegas Child Support Attorney
Raising children is very expensive. Child support is designed to cover some of the expenses related to rearing children. In Las Vegas, child support obligations are calculated based upon a formula set forth in Nevada Revised Statutes, specifically NRS 12B.070 and NRSB 125B.080. These statutes and Nevada case law establish not only who will pay child support, but also the amount to be paid. Absent special circumstances, child support continues until a child reaches the age of 18, or 19, if still in high school.
In cases where parents share joint physical custody, defined as at least a 60/40-time share, the spouse with the greater income may still be required to pay some child support to the other parent.
The costs of medical insurance and medical expenses are not included in the child support calculation. They are considered to be a separate obligation, and the law presumes that they should be equally divided between the parents.
Child support can be modified every three (3) years, or at any time, if there are substantial changes in circumstances. Child support can also be awarded retroactively for up to four years.
Enforcing Clark County Child Support
If you have already been granted Child Support and are not receiving it, you can take legal action to enforce payment of child support. With the help of a child support attorney you will be able to collect back and future child support payments. Unpaid child support accumulates penalties and interest.
Suggested Further Reading
- Child Support Hearing Questions in Nevada
- How is Child Support Calculated in Nevada?
- How Social Media Can Impact Your Divorce, Custody, or Support Case