Guiding Parents Through Nevada's Complex Child Support Process
The child support payments that are awarded during a divorce or paternity case can have major consequences for the paying parent, the receiving parent and their children. In Nevada, these determinations are governed by a particularly complex set of child support guidelines.
At Mullins Law Firm, our Las Vegas child support attorneys provide attentive, insightful representation to mothers and fathers in southern Nevada. Our experienced lawyers assist clients with both the initial calculation of child support and child support modification petitions.
Pursuing Fair and Equitable Child Support Payment Calculations
Traditionally, in Nevada, child support was based solely on the paying parent's income. Recently, however, the courts have reinterpreted the child support guidelines to take account of the receiving parent's income and the parents' shares of custody time in joint physical custody cases.
The main consequence of this new approach is that it is now particularly important to play close attention to the impact of child custody timeshare plans on child support.
Our attorneys work closely with our clients to pursue workable child custody and support arrangements. We help paying parents hold their payment obligations to levels they can reasonably afford, and we help receiving parents obtain the financial support their children need.
We also assist clients with child support modification requests. In Nevada, either parent can request a review and modification every three years — sooner if there has been a change in the circumstances of either parent that is at least a 20 percent income change.
Contact Us to Discuss Your Case With Our Experienced Family Lawyers
Whether you need help pursuing a fair child support determination in a divorce case or you need assistance pursuing or opposing a modification to child support, please contact us at 702-878-7288 or by e-mail to discuss what our attorneys can do to protect your interests.