What You Need to Know About Child Support in Las Vegas and Clark County

What You Need to Know About Child Support in Las Vegas and Clark County

We here at Supportpay understand that each case for child support is different. There are no two cases that are alike, and there are many laws, rules, and court orders, that can make payments, tracking payments, and managing your expenses very difficult and confusing. And to make matters even more complicated, each state – and each county – handles child support and child support payments, in subtly different ways. Unsurprisingly, Nevada is no exception, and neither is paying child support in Las Vegas and Clark County.

How so? For starters, Las Vegas laws are strict when it comes to the threshold for punishment. If you owe less than $10,000 in back child support, then you can be jailed for up to six months. If you owe over $10,000 in back child support, the max penalty can be more than 5 years. As with many states and counties, Las Vegas and Clark County assesses fines for those convicted of not paying child support, typically around $1,000 – but again, this can be much more.

Nevada also has several organizations dedicated to making sure that children receive the proper financial support they need. These organizations include the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services’ Child Support Enforcement Program. And for Las Vegas County, the Clark County, Nevada family court offers a variety of self-help programs.

But how are payments calculated in Las Vegas? Typically, child support calculations are as follows:

  • Child support for one (1) child, 18%
  • Child support for two (2) children, 25%
  • Child support for three (3) children, 29%
  • Child support for four (4) children, 31%
  • Child support for each additional child, 2% per child

Of course, there are many factors that go into calculating child support. Please use our estimates as a rough guideline, and continue to consult legal counsel.

We’ve just scratched the surface of what you need to know about child support in Las Vegas. For more information, follow us at our blog and social channels. And, if you already are in the child support payment process, or need to track payments, register for an account today.

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  • d dirocco

    I have. A question Can anybody tell me if im the father of a beautiful daughter, In which the mother of my daughter gave her away to her sister . The mother of my child has a whole new family ive been paying child support forapprox. 17 1/2 years. Now the mother of my daughter pays nothing . She has never even offered me my daughter to raise. She just gets child support and she isnt respondsible for any support does that sound right???????

    • Cass

      Ummmm…. you do not pay child support when the parent does not have the child. I would look into getting money back and press charges. Why would you not take your child?

  • Erika

    Can anyone please tell me how i can obtain CS if i live in California and my sons Father lives in Las Vegas? Do i need to contact my office or theirs?

    • A child support order is established where the child resides, not where the parent resides.

    • Cass

      You are better off making the trip to NV to deal with it. If you close your case in NV and open it in California then you have to go through the Cali’s Ch Sprt Dept. That means you cannot get any info about your case yourself… only CA can do it on your behalf. And that system SUCKS. I should never have closed and reopened in another state. NV cannot tell me anything… I have to go through this states system and they botched everything up AND I can’t get any info that I need.

      TO EVERYONE: Every three years the case is supposed to be reviewed in court. I recommend doing so. If the payer makes more money then the child support increases.

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