It doesn’t matter what the nature of the relationship is between parents: each is responsible for helping to meet their child’s needs. After a divorce or in another situation where parents live apart, child support payments are mandated under Nevada law. From my office in Las Vegas, the Miley Law Firm, P.C. advocates for both paying and recipient parents in matters where child support rates are set. I also handle actions where one party seeks to modify or enforce an existing order.
From the outset of a child support matter, my firm provides knowledgeable guidance to clients so that they have personalized answers to key questions and concerns regarding:
Once a son or daughter turns 18 (or 19 if they are still in high school), the Nevada statute does not mandate child support payments. However, each situation is unique and parents might opt to make arrangements to address education costs or other expenses incurred after their son or daughter reaches adulthood. I work with clients to establish fair, enforceable terms that serve the interests of young people and their parents.
Nevada law gives custodial parents several ways to enforce child support orders when payments are late or incomplete. If you did not receive full payment, I will act promptly to obtain the required funds and advise if steps should be taken through the district attorney’s office or court to garnish wages, seek a license suspension or employ some other enforcement measure. My firm also represents noncustodial parents who are unjustly being accused of shirking their obligation.
Child support rates are designed to be fair to everyone involved, but changes that occur in the lives of the parties could justify a modification. If the paying parent’s income has changed enough so that the resulting monthly child support amount would be adjusted by at least 20 percent, you can seek a modification. Courts can also modify child support terms if the existing order is at least three years old or if custody responsibilities have shifted. You should remember that no matter how persuasive the argument might be for a child support revision, you cannot implement changes on your own. My firm will evaluate the likelihood of a modification approval and petition the court for a new order if the situation warrants it.
The Miley Law Firm, P.C. represents parents in all types of Nevada child support proceedings, including enforcement and modification actions. To schedule a meeting about your situation, please call 702-942-0600 or contact me online. My office is located Las Vegas.