Child support is a topic of great debate. Some people believe that child support should be mandatory, while others believe it should be optional. While child support is often thought of as something that only non-custodial parents pay, in reality, both custodial and non-custodial parents may be required to pay child support. Child support is money paid by a parent to help with the financial needs of a child.
How is child support calculated?
Child support is based on the custodial time share and the gross monthly income of the parents.
How long does a parent have to pay child support?
In the state of Nevada, child support is paid until a child reaches the age of 18. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. In many cases, child support may be required until a child completes high school or reaches the age of 19.
If you are wondering how long you will be required to pay child support, it is best to speak with an attorney or seek legal advice. Every situation is unique, and many factors can influence how long child support payments will be required.
What happens if a parent doesn’t pay child support?
If a parent doesn’t pay child support, the other parent may take them to court. The court can order the non-paying parent to pay a lump sum or monthly payments. If the non-paying parent doesn’t obey the court order, they may be found in contempt of court. This could result in a fine, jail time, or both.
Can a parent get out of paying child support?
The law is unambiguous when it comes to the necessity of paying child support. If a parent wants to get out of paying, they must go through the court system. However, there are a few ways that a parent can try to get out of paying child support.
If the parent is unemployed, they may be able to get a temporary reduction in the amount they owe. The parent can also negotiate a lower payment with the other parent. If the parent is in jail, they may be able to get a suspension of their payments.
There are no guarantees that any of these methods will work. In conclusion, the court determines child support in various ways. Warnock Family Law can help you through this challenging time. We have the experience and knowledge to ensure you receive the child support you deserve. Contact us today for a consultation.