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The person with physical custody of minor children (that is, the adult with whom the minor children live for more than 50% of the time) can obtain a court order for child support from the non-custodial parent(s) several different ways: 1. Child support may be ordered/agreed to in a divorce or separate maintenance action.
2. Child support may be ordered (temporarily) as part of an Extended Protection Order.
3. Child support may be ordered through an enforcement or establishment action brought by the Churchill County District Attorney's Child Support unit on behalf of the custodial parent or non-parent/custodian.
4. Child support may be ordered/agreed to in a civil paternity action.
• 1 child, 18% of the parent’s gross monthly income (before taxes); • 2 children, 25%; • 3 children, 29%; • 4 children, 31%; • for each additional child, an additional 2% of the parent’s gross monthly income is added.
Generally, Nevada law presumes that the percentages of the non-custodial parent’s gross monthly income will be sufficient to support a child; however, the minimum amount of support that will be awarded is $100.00 per month, per child, and the maximum amount of support that will be awarded is up to $1,040.00 per month, per child. A court may adjust the amount of support for a child upon specific findings of fact concerning the following:
1. The cost of health insurance for the child;
2. The cost of child care for the child;
3. Any special educational needs of the child;
4. The age of the child;
5. Any responsibility of either parent to support other persons;
6. The values of services contributed by either parent;
7. Any public assistance paid to support the child;
8. Any pregnancy and confinement expenses of the mother;
9. Any travel expenses related to the child visiting the parents;
10. The amount of time the child spends with each parent;
11. The relative or comparative income of each parent; and
12. Any other necessary expenses of the child.