Henderson Child Support Attorneys
It's not about the money. It's about the best interest of your children.
In any family law matter where children are involved, the children’s best interests are always of the highest priority. When parents of minor children get divorced (or when unmarried parents separate), an order for child support is crucial to make sure children are supported. For that reason, having a skilled and experienced family law attorney is critical.
Experience and Understanding Matters
The team at Nevada Family Law Group wrote the law establishing an equivalent duty for parents to support their children. Usually this equates to a fixed percentage of the parent’s gross income, between certain statutory minimums and maximums. In Nevada, a child support order is not dischargeable in bankruptcy and cannot be evaded by purposefully becoming unemployed or underemployed.
Nevada’s child support rules, also allow for regular adjustments in child support payments to account for changed circumstances. Either parent has the right to seek a review of their child support order once every three years, or any time if the income of the non-custodial parent changes by more than 20%. (For more information, see our Article about child support here, or to read the law, click here.)
Holding an absentee parent accountable is sometimes necessary.
Sometimes, a parent believes they can shirk their responsibility and not pay child support. In reality, a parent’s duty to support their children exists at the time of the child’s birth, and if they don’t pay, a court can require payment of support going back as far as four years. At other times, a parent begins paying support and then simply stops. In either case, the other parent who is shouldering the entire burden benefits from calling Nevada Family Law Group for help.
Nevada's Child Support laws are changing.
Nevada Family Law Group's Assemblyman Keith Pickard was the primary sponsor of a bill in 2017 to modernize Nevada's child support statutes. Federal law provides that all states that received federal funds to help pay for child support enforcement efforts review and update their child support guidelines every four years. Because Nevada's guidelines were set in statute, it meant that the Legislature had to do that review - an effort the Legislature was unable to accomplish after more than 20 years. Facing loss of that critical funding, Keith joined with the Nevada Supreme Court and its Commission to Study Child Support Guideline Review and Reform to set the path toward reforming the guidelines. Keith now sits on the Legislative Committee to Review Child Support Guidelines as an expert practitioner and legislator.
Call our Experienced Henderson Child Support Attorneys today!
Whether due to changes in income, the passage of time, or otherwise, many parents are in need of current court orders to better meet their children’s needs. Contact the Child Support Attorneys at Nevada Family Law Group if you have questions about your child support rights. (702) 910-4300