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Calculating child support amounts in Las Vegas

Most non-custodial parents in the midst of a divorce want to know how much they are likely to pay in child support. Clark County laws offer guidelines concerning child support. They can point you toward an idea of how much you're likely to pay, but you will not know for sure until after you've reached a finalized agreement or received your official child support decree from a family court judge.

Let's take a look at the general child support guidelines for what percentage of your income you'll likely pay in various cases:

-- One child: 18 percent

-- Two children, 25 percent

-- Three children: 29 percent

-- Four children: 31 percent

For every child above four, you will likely pay an additional 2 percent of your income per child.

Again, these child support guidelines are general in nature. They could change depending on the facts of your case. However, one thing that is certain is the strictness of Clark County and Law Vegas child support enforcement.

Parents who owe under $10,000 in back payments could be punished with as much as six months in jail. Individuals who owe more than $10,000 could spend as many as five years behind bars. Fines of $1,000 or more could also be imposed on those who have failed to pay the child support that they owe.

As you can see, child support is a serious matter in our area, as it is around the country. If you have questions about your child support payments, be sure to discuss your situation with a qualified Las Vegas child support attorney.

Source: supportpay.com, "What You Need to Know About Child Support in Las Vegas and Clark County," accessed May 29, 2017

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