How To Figure Out Your Nevada Child Support Obligation

How To Figure Out Your Nevada Child Support Obligation

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How To Figure Out Your Nevada Child Support ObligationHow To Figure Out Your Nevada Child Support Obligation

Below is the child support guideline table for Nevada (as per Nevada Revised Statutes). To better explain the table, which seems to confuse many people if the calls to our office are any indication, we will look at two very simple examples. Look at the table first, then read the examples and things should become clearer for you. Note that there are allowable deviations from these child support guidelines and you’ll see a list of them a little lower in this article.

CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES TABLE:

$0 – $4,235 … maximum $604
$4,235 – $6,351 … maximum $664
$6,351 – $8,467 … maximum $726
$8,467 – $10,585 … maximum $785
$10,585 – $12,701 … maximum $846
$12,701 – $14,816 … maximum $906
$14,816 – no limit … maximum $968

Statutory Percentages for Child Support in Nevada – NRS 125B.070 (1)(B):
One (1) child: 18%
Two (2) children: 25%
Three (3) children: 29%
Four (4) children: 31%
Five (5) or more children: 2% more over amount for four (4) children for each additional child.

Example 1: John and Jane have one child who lives with Jane full time and spends two weekends per month with John, as well as two weeks in the summer and some holidays:

1. John’s gross monthly salary is $4,235.
2. Child support for one child is set at 18%, and 18% of $4,235 is $762.30, HOWEVER
3. Maximum child support per child for the range of $0 to $4235 is $604 per month, therefore
4. John will pay $604 per month in child support to Jane.

Example 2: John and Jane share physical custody (one week with John, one week with Jane or some other equal-time arrangement)

1. John makes $4,235 per month, so must pay $604 to Jane as child support
2. Jane makes $3,000 per month, so must pay $540 to John as child support.
3. Difference between $604 and $540 is $64, so John pays Jane $64 per month.

In any deviation from the above table (higher or lower amount), the Court takes into consideration the following factors (NRS 125B.080):

(a) The cost of health insurance; half of this cost may be deducted from child support;
(b) The cost of child care;
(c) Any special educational needs of the child(ren);
(d) The age of the child(ren);
(e) The legal responsibility of the parents for the support of others, such as other children or dependent adults;
(f) The value of services contributed by either parent such as driving of an intense nature to/from many sport or other practices;
(g) Any public assistance paid to support the child(ren);
(h) Any expenses reasonably related to the mother’s pregnancy and confinement;
(i) The cost of transportation of the child(ren) to and from visitation if the custodial parent moved with the child(ren) from the jurisdiction of the court which ordered the support and the noncustodial parent remained;
(j) The actual amount of time the child(ren) spend(s) with each parent;
(k) Any other necessary expenses for the benefit of the child(ren); and,
(l) The relative income of both parents

How to collect on unpaid Child Support Obligation:

In Nevada, once you have a Decree of Divorce, if your spouse does not make the child support payments as ordered in the decree, you may contact Child Support Enforcement in the county where you reside. The District Attorney’s Office will take legal measures to collect the child support through any means available to them, including wage garnishment, and bank account garnishment.

Child Support Offices – Address & Phone Numbers:

Carson City Residents
Reno Program Area Office – Child Support Enforcement
300 E 2nd St, Ste 1200
Reno, NV 89501
(775) 448-5150
(775) 448-5199 (fax)

Churchill County Residents
Churchill County District Attorney
165 North ADA Street
Fallon, NV 89406
(775) 423-8423
(775) 428-6571 (fax)
Churchill County DA Child Support Division Web Site

Clark County Residents
Clark County District Attorney Family Support Division
1900 E Flamingo Rd, Ste 100
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 671-9200
(702) 366-2400 (fax)
Clark County Child Support Collection

Douglas County Residents
Douglas County District Attorney
162 8th St
PO Box 1240
Minden, NV 89423
(775) 782-9881
(775) 782-9880 (fax)

Elko County Residents
Elko County District Attorney
540 Court St, 2nd Flr
Elko, NV 89801
(775) 738-3474
(775) 777-3297 (fax)

Esmeralda County Residents
Pahrump District Office – Child Support Enforcement
1840 Pahrump Valley Rd
Pahrump, NV 89048
(775) 751-7254
(775) 751-7404 (fax)

Eureka County Residents
Elko Program Area Office -Child Support Enforcement
1020 Ruby Vista Dr, Ste 101
Elko, NV 89801
(775) 753-1187
(775) 753-1228 (fax)

Humboldt County Residents
Humboldt County District Attorney
501 S Bridge St
PO Box 909
Winnemucca, NV 89446
(775) 623-6362
(775) 623-6365 (fax)
Humboldt County Child Support Web Site

Lander County Residents
Elko County District Attorney
540 Court St, 2nd Flr
Elko, NV 89801
(775) 738-3474
(775) 738-0160 (fax)

Lincoln County Residents
Elko Program Area Office – Child Support Enforcement
1020 Ruby Vista Dr, Ste 101
Elko, NV 89801
(775) 753-1187
(775) 753-1228 (fax)

Lyon County Residents
Lyon County District Attorney
205 W Goldfield
Yerington, NV 89447-2571
(775) 463-6530
(775) 463-6528 (fax)

Mineral County Residents
Mineral County District Attorney
166 E St
PO Box 1210
Hawthorne, NV 89415
(775) 945-0707
(775) 945-0700 (fax)

Nye County Residents
Nye County District Attorney
101 Radar Rd
PO Box 593
Tonopah, NV 89049
(775) 482-8117
(775) 482-8175 (fax)
Nye County Child Support Program

Pershing County Residents
Pershing County District Attorney
400 Main
PO Box 299
Lovelock, NV 89419
(775) 273-2613
(775) 273-7058 (fax)

Storey County Residents
Reno Program Area Office – Child Support Enforcement
300 E 2nd St, Ste 1200
Reno, NV 89501
(775) 448-5150
(775) 448-5199 (fax)

Washoe County Residents
Washoe County District Attorney
1 S Sierra St, 4th Flr
PO Box 30083
Reno, NV 89520-3083
(775) 789-7100
(775) 789-7150 (fax)

White Pine County Residents
Elko Program Area Office – Child Support Enforcement
1020 Ruby Vista Dr, Ste 101
Elko, NV 89801
(775) 753-1187
(775) 753-1228 (fax)

James E. Smith ESQ. is a highly–experienced Nevada Attorney at Conexa LLC. He specializes in quick, easy and accurate Nevada divorce and annulments and has helped 100’s of people over the last 25+ years avoid costly court battles at http://www.NevadaDivorce.org

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