Not sure how the new laws will affect you? Don’t worry.
We’ve put in the work for you reviewing the new laws and listening to the child support committee’s hearings and we’ve broken down the new laws Step-By-Step.
Even better . . . we’ve created a calculator so that you don’t have to spend countless hours trying to figure out how much your child support is going to change.
Despite the fact that less people are getting behind the wheel impaired, DUIs still happen daily in Las Vegas.
In this guide, we break down Nevada DUIs and explain the DUI process from start to finish.
But…before we get into the details of Nevada DUI, let’s first explain the laws.
So . . .when the legislature was tasked with fixing the Nevada Child Support Laws, it’s not surprising that one of the first things they fixed was how to define income for the purposes of calculating support.
|Income||1 Child||2 Children||3 Children||4 Children||5 Children or more|
|For the first $6,000 of income||16%||22%||26%||28%||2% for each additional child|
|For up to the next $4,000 of income||8%||11%||13%||14%||1% for each additional child|
|For any amount over the first $10,000 of income||4%||6%||6%||7%||.5% for each additional child|
This question comes up a bunch in child support cases. The answer depends on WHY your ex isn’t working.
If a parent is incarcerated or in a mental institution (yes this happens from time to time), the new law says that this parent’s income is $0 if the parent is institutionalized or imprisoned for more than 180 days.
In plain language, if a parent goes to prison for 1 year, they will not have to pay child support. Likewise, if a parent is in a mental institution for 5 years, they will not have to pay support.
However, if you can show the judge that the institutionalized parent or imprisoned parent can actually pay child support regardless of their circumstances, then the child can still make a child support award against them.
By now you should know that our firm encourages people to reach agreements on their own, and we don’t encourage people to spend their hard earned money hiring lawyers for the sake of it.
But the real truth?
These new laws are complicated and difficult to understand.
We know the committee worked really hard to make the new laws fair, but the math and the nuances are tricky.
If you are opening a new case, pursuing a child custody case, or trying to modify an existing custody or child support case, we strongly encourage you to hire a child support lawyer.
Not sure where to find a Las Vegas attorney?
Well, if you are reading this article and you haven’t figured it out by now, we are child support lawyers and we can definitely help with your case. You can inquire about our services by calling our office at (702) 433-2889 or filing out our on-line form to get more information.
Not sure you want to hire us?
You can find research about other lawyers by doing a simple search on the internet for child support lawyers in your area. Just make sure when you talk to them that they are familiar with the new laws and understand how the calculations work.
You can also contact the State Bar of Nevada’s lawyer referral service to get the contact information for child support lawyers. Finally, you can ask other lawyers if they know anyone familiar with the child support laws in Nevada.
Regardless of who you use for your child support case, we hope you found this information helpful. If so, we’d love to hear your feedback and input. Please send us your comments or share this article on social media.