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Expenses that child support may cover

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When a noncustodial parent is ordered by a Nevada court to pay child support to a custodial parent, they may believe that they should only be assisting with covering the child’s basic needs, such as food, clothing and shelter. However, there are more costs associated with raising a child than basic necessities, such as… Read More »

How is child support calculated in Nevada?

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Noncustodial parents in Nevada may want to know how the amount of child support they pay is calculated. The basis for this determination as it is outlined in the Nevada Revised Statutes uses a mathematical formula based on the parent’s gross monthly income. The amount may be adjusted if the noncustodial parent owes support… Read More »

How custodial parents can get child support that they are owed

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If a noncustodial parent is ordered to pay child support, there are steps that the state of Nevada can take to compel compliance. Noncustodial parents who work but do not pay child support could see their wages garnished to fulfill their obligations. An order to withhold income from a noncustodial parent’s paycheck will apply… Read More »

Statutory guidelines for child support orders

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In Nevada, there are established guidelines with regard to how family courts determine the amount of child support to order in a particular divorce case. These guidelines, set forth by the Nevada Revised Statutes, call for non-custodial parents to pay a percentage of their gross monthly income based on the number of children requiring… Read More »

The role of social media in child support disputes

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When two people in Nevada decide to have a child, there is an expectation that they will support that child. If the parents subsequently divorce, one may gain custody of the children while the courts may order the non-custodial parent to pay a set amount of child support every month. Some parents are diligent… Read More »

Non-custodial dad wins tax court fight with IRS

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In a prior post, we highlighted what divorcees should do in preparation for annual tax filings. Part of it included understanding one’s tax filing status (i.e. single or married) as well as what the tax basis would be on acquisitions, through settlement agreements or maintenance awards. However, we did not discuss the child tax… Read More »

Court awards child support modification to Ying Yang Twin

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In the current economic climate, divorced couples in Nevada may find themselves in a situation where a noncustodial parent can no longer afford to meet their commitments. One of these commitments may be the payment of the obligated amount of child support. They may be interested to see that this problem also exists for… Read More »

Do disabled parents have a custody disadvantage? (2)

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In our previous blog post, we discussed a new report from the National Council on Disability, an independent federal agency, which states that disabled parents have a high likelihood of losing custody of their children based solely on their disability. In one of many startling statistics, the report states that as many as 80… Read More »

Do disabled parents have a custody disadvantage? (1)

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It is estimated that more than 6 million children in Las Vegas and throughout the United States have disabled parents. Certainly, these families face unique challenges as they navigate everyday life, many of which require considerable creativity and adaptability to overcome. However, there is one obstacle that is all-too-often placed in the path of… Read More »

Should a surrogate mother have custody rights?

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Earlier this year, a woman gave birth to a set of twins. Soon after the boy and girl were born, however, she was told that she had no custody rights to them. Now, she is only allowed to visit the twins for a short time each day, and she has filed a family court… Read More »

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