Nevada Child Support Calculator
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To use the child support calculator, select or enter the appropriate information next to each statement.
When you have completed the form, click on the calculate button to get an estimate of the amount of child support that the non-custodial parent will have to pay to the custodial parent in Nevada.
Disclaimer: Please remember that these calculators are for informational and educational purposes only. The amount of child support a court will order for any particular case may be different from the amount estimated by the calculator.
For the most part, these calculators assume that all of the children at issue will primarily live with one parent. They are not intended to estimate child support for joint physical custody or split custody arrangements.
These calculators do not take into account any possible adjustments for children who are not subject to the custody order, but who are living with one of the parents. Finally, these calculators may be based on older or outdated state guidelines or calculations and may not take into consideration state or federal tax implications on income.
These and many other factors can affect a child support order entered by a court.
Establishing Paternity for Nevada Child Support
In Nevada, child support cases are handled by the Child Support Enforcement Program (CSE) through the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services. If you are eligible, you may be able to receive services which help you establish the paternity of your child/ren.
Why is establishing paternity important?
A child can benefit from knowing the identity of his or her biological father for many reasons:
- Parent-child relationship
- Sense of identity
- Veterans, social security, inheritance, insurance benefits
- Medical history
- Financial support
How can I establish paternity for my child/ren?
You and the biological father may voluntarily sign an Acknowledgement of Paternity at the child’s birth. If this is not an option, a judge can declare that the non-custodial parent take a paternity test.
Where can I get help in establishing a court order?
If you qualify for services with CSE, contact your local Child Support Office for assistance. Private attorneys can also help you establish a court order for a paternity test in order to establish a child support order.
How is child support determined?
Nevada child support is calculated based on the number of children needing support and the non-custodial parent’s monthly income.