Nevada Child Support

Nevada Department of Welfare and Supportive Services (NDWSS)

“Child Support Enforcement is a family-first program intended to ensure families self-sufficiency by making child support a more reliable source of income.

The program goals are to ensure children have the financial and medical support of both their parents; to foster responsible behavior towards children; to emphasize the childs needs to have both parents involved in their lives; and reduce welfare costs.” — NDWSS

Overview

Nevada child support is determined by the Nevada Child Support Guidelines. These guidelines are based on the income of the parents, the needs of the children, and the standard of living of the family. The guidelines also take into account any special needs of the children. Nevada child support is calculated using a formula that takes into account all of these factors.

Nevada child support payments are generally made through wage withholding from the non-custodial parent’s paycheck. Payments can also be made directly to the custodial parent, or through a third party such as a bank or an attorney. Nevada child support payments are typically paid until the child reaches 18 years of age, but may be extended in some cases if the child is still attending high school or if the child has special needs.

Nevada child support can be modified if there is a change in the circumstances of either parent or the child. A change in circumstances could include a change in income, a change in custody arrangements, or a change in the needs of the child. If you have questions about Nevada child support, or if you need to modify your child support order, check out our resources and child support calculator below.

Nevada DWSS

State of Nevada Division of Welfare and Supportive Services
Child Support Enforcement Program
1470 College Parkway
Carson City, Nevada 89706-7924

For information regarding welfare or child support programs:

Send Us An E-Mail: cse@dwss.nv.gov
Contact Welfare or Child Support Programs by Phone.
In State: (800) 992-0900
Northern Nevada: (775) 684-7200
Southern Nevada: (702) 486-1646

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