Child support payments are one of the most common areas of disagreement during divorce proceedings. In most cases, the paying spouse wants to pay as little child support as possible and the receiving spouse wants to receive as much child support as possible. The goal of the court is to determine the actual amount of child support that needs to be paid based on the parents' incomes and personal assets.
Nevada child support guidelines offer clear-cut guidance to courts on how to establish the amount of child support a parent should be required to pay based on both parents' incomes and based on how much time the child spends living with each parent. Individual circumstances pertaining to the child -- like education costs, special needs, and the quality of life the child enjoyed during the marriage -- will also come into play and could serve increase or lower the amount of child support he parent needs to pay.