Nevada Child Support Factors

Temporary (during the divorce proceeding) and permanent child support may be granted. There are official Child Support percentages contained in Nevada Revised Statutes; Chapter 125B, Section 070. There are changes to the guidelines which are due to take effect on July 1, 2002. These guidelines are presumed to be correct unless there is a showing that the needs of the child would not be met under the particular circumstances in a case. Factors for deviation from the guideline percentages are: (1) the cost of health insurance; (2) the cost of childcare; (3) any special educational needs of the child; (4) the age of the child; (5) the responsibility of the parents for the support of others; (6) the value of services contributed by the parents; (7) any public aid paid to the child; (8) any pregnancy expenses; (9) any visitation travel expenses; (10) the amount of time the child spends with each parent; (11) the relative income of each parent; and (12) any other necessary expenses. [Nevada Revised Statutes; Chapter 125, Section 230 and Chapter 125B, Section 070, 080, and 090].

Nevada child support is typically calculated by using a Child Support Worksheet. The worksheet will generate an appropriate Nevada child support obligation according to each spouse’s income and other relative numeric factors such as taxes paid and retirement contributions, etc.. Once this amount is determined it is essential to take a look at any appropriate Nevada child support deviation factors that may be applicable to the situation. You can get more information about Nevada child support in the Nevada state statutes located at: