Las Vegas Child Support Attorney Dan Lovell of Empire Law Group, providing services for Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support Determinations, modification and enforcement of Divorce Decree, Name Change, Spousal Support (Alimony), Property and Asset Division, and termination of parental rights. Contact us for legal advice.
How is Child Support Determined?
In Nevada public policy and family law, child maintenance also called child support is a continuous process of making periodic payments as a parent to benefit a child financially in case the relationship or marriage ends. Child support is paid indirectly or directly to the obligee by the obligor for support and care of children of a relation that never existed or which has been dismissed.
Normally,the person who is bound to the other by agreement(obligor) is a parent who doesn’t have lone custody of the child.He/she may have custody for a short period of time.A guardian,custodial parent,the state or a caregiver is the obligee in most cases.
Depending on the official power to make judgments and decisions that are legal,child support can be paid to a non-custodial parent by a custodial parent.Usually,one of the parents whether the father or mother has the duty to pay for child support.This means that the mother is supposed to pay support to the child’s father the same way the father is supposed to do to the mother.
Some jurisdictions have joint custody meaning that it is considered that the child has two custodial parents and there is no non-custodial parent.In such a case,the custodial parent who earns more income may be necessitated to pay the other parent who is custodial too.
In other cases where the parents stay together legally and in several jurisdictions,one parent is considered to be a non-resident, unless they give a proof that they contribute equal amountsfor support of the child.Therefore,the parent deemed to be a non-resident is required to pay the other some percentage of their earning.The income and needs of the resident parent are not evaluated.
Child support in family law is normally arranged as part of annulment,divorce,marital separation,percentage determination or split-up of civil union and can add an extra amount to arrangements of spousal support.
The federal government orders states to use child support guidelines in order to set-up predictability and consistency in the amount of awards of child support.Determination of the extent of payments for child support in every state is done using guidelines that are consistent.These specific guidelines differ from state to state.The most common considerations used to determine the amount of child support are: