Calculating Nevada Child Support
If you or any acquaintance of yours in southern Nevada—Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, or Mesquite—needs assistance with Child Support Calculations, you need to reach out for the best legal assistance immediately.
Child Support Calculations are vital for the future of what should be the most important things in your life—your child or children. Whether you have full or partial custody of young lives, ensuring that payments are on time and fair serves everyone’s best interests.
Online tools like Child Support Calculators exist to help legal professionals, especially judges, create fair compensation for children. Judges have a great deal of power in making these decisions: a divorce lawyer in Nevada may decide not to ask for support for many reasons, but they can and often are overruled by judges who see a pressing need for one parent or another to make support payments. While it might be tempting for you to use online tools yourself to come up with what seems like a fair arrangement, it’s always wisest to involve legal professionals like myself to ensure your agreement is fair and also legally binding.
The Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) will be our guide. If you already have an existing child support agreement, worked out under NRS 125, it may interest you to know that every 3 years those agreements can be renegotiated as you and your former partner’s work situations change over time. NRS 125B.145 specifically considers the Review and Modification of orders for support. This is vitally important for the future of you and your children because if your former partner receives a significant promotion at work or a transfer to another state or country, that will require us to take a long look at the financial ramifications of this change in economic fortune, likely bringing in more money to support the young lives in your charge, for the greater good of everyone.
Economic situations also change for the worse. If you experience a layoff, or your business closes, or you’ll be temporarily unemployed for reasons like an economic downturn or because you’re a seasonal worker, that also affects your support obligations. We can put those unique conditions into the agreement to meet your specific needs.
It’s also not uncommon that one partner discovers another managed to hide assets from them that they were due at the time of the divorce or separation that would affect child support payments. If you have evidence that your former partner was not fully forthcoming during the negotiations to terminate your marriage or partnership, we can go back and look at the agreement and add these newly discovered assets into the owed amount for child support. I have more than 30 years of experience in this type of law and unfortunately, I have seen every trick former partners pull on one another. As hard as it might be, jealousy and anger should not affect the young lives for which you’re responsible.
NRS 425.383 often shows up during some individual’s searches for legal counsel. This chapter will also guide us if we have to revisit a support obligation. NRS 425 is closely aligned with 125B, as once we review the previous support agreement 425.383 allows us to modify and adjust the previous order.
Other things can factor into Child Support Calculations. A question I get often is when does child support in Nevada end? If you’re the partner owing support, you are obligated to make support payments until your child turns 18. In some circumstances, you may owe payments until 19 years of age if your child is still in high school but expects to graduate by 19. There might be some exceptions for specific circumstances. I can answer any questions you have.
If you’re an individual who owes support and is a Low-Income Earner, you may well be affected by what’s known as Presumptive Maximum Child Support. Nevada has specific formulas for people in your situation that may be slightly different from the Child Support Calculator figures. The federal government establishes annual Poverty Guidelines that will enable us to determine how support works for and affects low-income workers. Whether you’re the low-income worker who owes support or is someone owed support by a worker on what could be termed the poverty end of the labor spectrum, you should feel comfortable reaching out to me as I have the tables to determine a fair agreement for both sides.
Whatever your situation with your former partner, your children deserve the best future possible. With over 30 years’ negotiating arrangements that fit everyone’s needs, I can give you the advice and counsel to prepare your family as well as possible for what may be coming in your lives. No one can see the future. But a sound financial grounding and meeting children’s basic needs won’t hurt anyone in the long run. Make the right call.
Hire me. I can be reached at (702) 383-0090.
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Douglas Crawford Law
501 S 7th St, Las Vegas, NV 89101