In the state of Nevada, any time children are involved in a divorce or custody action, child support will come into play. At times, child support will not be ordered if the parties share joint physical custody and have similar incomes. However, if parents share joint physical custody and there is a difference in gross income, child support may be ordered and paid by the parent with the greater income.
Child Support Calculations
Nevada changed it’s child support laws effective February 1, 2020. The percentages have changed and there is no longer a cap on child support. The percentages now work as follows:
- For one child, support is 16% of the first $6000 of the obligor’s gross monthly income. Any portion of the obligor’s income over $6000 but less than $10,000, child support is 8% of that portion. For any portion over $10,000, child support is 4% of that portion.
- For 2 children, the same income portions apply, but the percentages are 22%, 11%, and 6%.
- For 3 children, the same income portions apply, but the percentages are 26%, 13%, and 6%.
- For 4 children, the same income portions apply, but the percentages are 28%, 14%, and 7%.
- For each additional child, the same income portions apply, but there is added an additional 2%, 1%, and .5%.
Raise or Reduce Child Support
The court retains discretion to raise or reduce child support based on a variety of factors. These factors include, but are not limited to, the cost of child care, health insurance, special educational needs, the legal responsibility of the parent for the support of others and the cost of transportation.
If you have a case that involves child support, let divorce attorney Bruce Anderson, with over 30 years of experience in dealing with these matters, assist you in ensuring that your child support issues are fairly dealt with.