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What are my options for receiving child support payments?

In the state of Nevada, child support recipients have two options for receiving their child support money from the other parent of their children. Those options are to have the money deposited directly into your personal bank account or to have it credited to a Nevada debit card in your name.

Are you worried you can't pay your child support?

Life circumstances are constantly changing. One day, we have a great job, and we're making a lot of money. The next day, we lose that job, and we're broke. It's just how life is, and Nevada child support laws recognize the fact that our incomes are constantly in flux. If you lost your job, and you're worried you can't pay your child support each month, you might be able to get approval from a family court judge for a child support modification.

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.

Can a more personal touch bring in overdue child support?

Government agencies around the country use a number of methods to collect overdue child support. Here in Nevada, drivers, business and recreational licenses can be revoked if a person fails to pay child support. Money can be taken directly from people's paychecks. In some cases, those who get seriously behind on their obligations can face jail time.

How will bankruptcy affect my child support?

Courts view the obligation to financially support one's children seriously, and it's rare that a parent will be relieved of this responsibility -- even if the parent files for bankruptcy. This article will review several things that parents need to keep in mind with regard to bankruptcy and child support.

Child custody dispute lawyer in Nevada

At the Kainen Law Group, we have seen virtually every child support case scenario under the sun. We have seen noncustodial fathers who volunteer to pay far more than their fair share in child support just because they want to. We have seen mothers seek more than their share, unfairly, just because they want to. No matter what the situation, however, when a child support matter falls into disagreement, the paying party wants to pay less, and the receiving party wants to receive more.

Tips for modifying a child support order

Sometimes, a child support order that made sense when you got divorced no longer fits your situation. If you lose your job, for instance, or suffer an injury that makes it impossible for you to work, you simply can't afford those payments. However, if you don't have the order modified, you're still expected to make them on time. You must take the proper legal steps to have the order changed, and these tips can help.

Are you in danger of falling behind on child support payments?

Las Vegas fathers and mothers who need to pay child support are generally eager to provide for their children in this fashion. However, in some cases, life situations change and the paying parent's income or source of funds can get interrupted. Job losses, job changes, or sudden expenses could happen unexpectedly to hinder a parent's ability to pay the child support he or she owes.