Nevada Child Support Step-By-Step
Nevada Child Support Laws are changing in February 2020!
Why Did Nevada Change The Child Support Laws and What Changed Exactly?
What is considered “income” for the purposes of child support?
How is child support calculated under the new child support laws?
|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|
Agreements For Child Support
What Is The Child Support Calculation When Only 1 Parent Works?
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.
- Employment and earnings history
- Job skills
- Criminal history and other employment barriers
- Record of seeking work
- The job market
- The availability of employers willing to hire the parent
- The prevailing earnings level in the local community
- Any other relevant information
Am I Required To Contribute More For My Child Or Is Everything Included In My Child Support?
First, Medicaid and CHIP are presumed to meet the medical needs of a child. So if your child is on Medicaid, you will not have to purchase additional insurance for your child under the new laws.
When Does Child Support End?
- Category 1: You have child support that only pertains to 1 child
- Category 2: You have child support that pertains to more than 1 child and you have allocated an amount for each child
- Category 3: You have child support that pertains to more than 1 child and you HAVE NOT allocated an amount for each child.
Do I Need A Child Support Lawyer & If So, How Do I Find One?
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 child support 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 child support 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 child support 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 child support 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 child support 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.