Nevada courts will take several factors into consideration when making a determination about child support. However, in most cases, support is determined based upon set guidelines. When a child has special needs, the parent with physical custody is unable to work or when the child has educational needs, the basic guidelines may increase. However, in nearly all cases, a non-custodial parent is required to pay 18 percent of their gross income monthly to the custodial parent when there is only one child.
We understand in some cases, this number may be insufficient to ensure your child’s financial security. We can help present a case as to why the base amounts should be increased. When the parent ordered to pay support does not abide by the court orders, we can also help provide assistance to enforce those orders.
If you are the non-custodial parent, we can ensure you pay a fair amount to support your child but that you not be taken advantage of by the custodial parent’s request for support. It is important that child support be paid but just as important for the non custodial parent to maintain sufficient resources to care for children while in your care.
Your child’s well-being is of utmost importance in all matters pertaining to divorce, custody and support payments. Contact Huggins Law Firm when you’re facing Las Vegas Nevada child support issues and let us help.