CHILD SUPPORT ATTORNEY IN HENDERSON, NEVADA

In 2020, the Nevada State Legislature changed the laws on how child support is calculated. Child support is calculated by the gross monthly income of the parties. When setting child support, the Court may also consider costs of childcare, medical support, and accessibility of insurance.

Gross monthly income is determined by either the agreements of both parties, or by the Court, after all information relevant to the obligation has been review. Gross income includes salary and wages, including overtime if overtime is consistent; and social security disability or elderly benefits; interest and investment income; payment from a pension, retirement plan, or annuity that is considered remuneration  for employment; proceeds from workers’ compensation or personal injury awards that are intended to replace income; unemployment insurance; alimony; compensation for lost wages; and military or veterans’ allowances and benefits.

The two invested parties are given the opportunity from the Court to stipulate to child support amounts prior to the Court making that determination. This can be done by discussing both parties’ gross monthly income, specify the support obligations, complete declarations that the party requesting support is not receiving public benefits or assistance, certify that the basic needs of the child are met or exceeded by the stipulation, and must be approved by the Court. Should the Court reject the stipulation or the parties cannot enter into a stipulation, the Court will determine the child support obligations.

In situations of low income payers, the Court will utilize this chart to determine obligation:

child support chart

For parties that are considered to be High Income, the Court may use additional calculations in its consideration:

If your gross monthly income is up to $6,000, you are Tier 1. Your calculation is as follows:

Your child support due if you have one child is 16% of your gross monthly income.

If you have two children, your child support is 22% of your gross monthly income.

If you have three children, your obligation is 26% of your gross monthly income.

If you have four children, your obligation is 28% of your gross monthly income. The percentage increases 2% for each additional child above 4.

If your income is at or below $6,000, your calculations are done. If you are Tier 2 or Tier 3, you need to do the calculation based off of Tier 1 figures then add the relevant Tier 2 or Tier 3 calculation.

If your gross monthly income is between $6,001 and $10,000, you are considered Tier 2. If you are Tier 2, then calculate the applicable percentage over $6,000 and add it to the Tier 1 calculation.

If you have two children, your child support is 114 of your gross monthly income.

If you have three children, your obligation is 13% of your gross monthly income.

If you have four children, your obligation is 15% of your gross monthly income. The percentage increases 1% for each additional child above 4.

If your gross monthly income is above $10,001, you are considered Tier 3.

If you are Tier 3, then calculate the applicable percentage over $10,000 and add it to the Tier 1 and Tier 2 calculations.

Your child support due if you have one child is an additional 4% of your gross monthly income.

If you have two children, your child support is 6% of your gross monthly income.

If you have three or four children, your obligation is 6% of your gross monthly income. The percentage increases 0.5% for each additional child above 4.

If the Court determines joint physical custody, there determine the child support obligation for each party, then offset them so that the party with the higher child support obligation pays the other party the difference.

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