What You Need To Know About Child Support
Child Support Lawyer Las Vegas
Las Vegas Child Support
If you live in southern Nevada, from Mesquite to the various municipalities around Las Vegas, and need help getting proper Child Support for one or more of your children, you need the best legal advice you can find.
If you take custody of any children after the end of your marriage, making sure you get financial support from your former partner is one of the most important requirements. The Nevada Revised Statutes ensure your children’s chance at a successful future. NRS 125B and NRS 425 cover all the initial circumstances of setting up Child Support, such as: jurisdiction, obligation of parents, physical custody, the initial order of support, and how we will determine the amount of payments fairly.
Over time, we may need to modify the amount of Child Support as the paying parent’s economic circumstances rise and fall. NRS 125B.055 or 125B.145 will give us the tools to make those changes. We can review the amount of support every three years.
The NRS can seem complex in the matter of Child Support. I can help to simplify them for you. If you have moved here from out of state that obligation is covered by another statute. If your children were born in Nevada and you move to another part of the state, any agreements made with your former spouse will be binding in all jurisdictions. If your child is handicapped, NRS 125B.110 can help us extend support for as long as the child needs the help.
As a parent, you have a duty to provide for your child. The NRS stipulates the many financial responsibilities: maintenance, healthcare, education, the mother’s pregnancy and confinement, even poor relatives for children born out of wedlock. If neither parent retains custody of a child, parents still may bear the obligation of support to a third person or public agency.
If we need to, we can establish parentage through DNA. A parent cannot refuse support of a child. If your former spouse refuses payment, there are many legal ways we can get Child Support. If you find yourself in a situation of a lien against property to ensure payment, that is covered in NRS 125B.144. If the parent with custody of the child or children is receiving or has received public assistance that may also affect the amount of support you are required to pay.
I will make sure you pay what is fair and receive what is fair. The NRS have percentages for Child Support based upon gross monthly income. Besides protecting your rights, the NRS and Nevada Department of Health and Human Services will help to ensure that the child gets enough assistance to have a healthy life. My office can also help to set up a Nevada Child Support Debit Card, which may make making and receiving payments easier than passing checks between parties.
It is always unfortunate when relations do not work out between parents, but ultimately it is the child who should be the highest concern. I will make sure you and your child get what you deserve. I can also answer any questions you have.
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
What is the new child support law in Nevada?
Reduce the amount wealthy individuals would be required to contribute Under a tiered system for one kid, a non-custodial parent would be charged 16% of their income up to $6,000 earned, an additional 8% on every dollar made between $6,000 and $10,000, and 4% on every dollar earned above $10,000.
What is the average child support payment for one child in Nevada?
Despite the fact that state legislators are free to change these percentages from year to year, the following are the percentage of gross monthly income required for child support in 2020: For one kid, 18 percent for two youngsters, 25 percent for three children, 29% for four children, and 33% for five children.
What is the maximum child support in Nevada?
In Nevada, child support is calculated using the presumptive maximum Amounts, or PMA, for child support as of July 2019: If your yearly income is between $0 and $4,235 per kid, you will be responsible for a maximum of $728 each. If your annual income ranges from $6,351 to $6 percent350 per kid, a maximum of $800 each kid will be obligated.
How long do you have to pay child support in Nevada?
When Does Child Support End in Nevada? When a court order regarding the payment of child support expires for one or both parents, the kid reaches age 18 or graduates from high school, the order must be terminated.
Can you waive child support in Nevada?
In most states, a parent is not empowered to waive future child support on behalf of his or her kid. The custodial parent has a direct financial interest in the support payments received and spent on behalf of his or her kid, fulfilling the role of the kid’s trustee.
What is the average child support in Nevada?
The Nevada child support calculator multiplies the parent’s gross monthly income by a percentage dependent on the quantity of children: 18% for one kid. 25% for two kids. 29% for three or more children.
How do you get around child support?
To lower your payments, you must file a motion in court to change your child support obligations. This motion must be filed in the court that issued the original child support order. Most courts provide pre-printed “fill in the blank” motion forms.
What happens if you don't pay child support in Las Vegas?
It is a felony to deliberately stop paying child support for someone under the age of 18 who resides in a different state if the non-payment has continued for more than one year or equals $5,000 or more. Depending on the case, penalties may include full restitution, fines, and/or imprisonment for six months to two years.
What is the 30 30 rule in Nevada?
The “30/30 Rule” refers to a Maryland law requiring parents to provide proof of medical expenses paid for their children that are not covered by insurance within 30 days after the payment.
Is Nevada a mother or father state?
There is no statute in Nevada that requires the court to favor the mother over the father. In practice, it is not unusual for mothers to acquire primary physical custody of minor children more frequently than fathers.