Reno Child Support Lawyer

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Alongside alimony, child support is one of the most tensely disputed parts of a divorce proceeding. Child support touches on several different emotionally-tense areas, such as parenting, income, children’s well-being, and all related areas. Addressing child support, either by establishing or modifying an agreement, benefits from the insight and experience of a family law attorney.

At Fahrendorf, Viloria, Oliphant & Oster L.L.P., our Reno child support attorneys have decades of experience handling these types of disputes. Our goal is to take care of your needs while providing for your children’s well-being as much as possible. Whether you are establishing or challenging a support order, our seasoned litigators are prepared to help.

Why do clients turn to our firm for their legal needs?

  • We have 100+ years of combined experience
  • We are a highly-focused firm with vast resources
  • Our top-quality representation routinely solves complex problems
  • Our attorneys have extensive experience in many practice areas

Call (775) 284-8888 to discuss your child support case as soon as possible. Let us resolve your dispute quickly and effectively.

Types of Child Support Litigation in Nevada

The Court's ruling on child support will have lasting effect on a child's and both parent's standard of living during a child's minority. The State of Nevada has divided litigation over child support into the following categories: determining child support, modifications, and collections/enforcement.

Determining Child Support

Initially, Nevada child support formula is complicated and depends on several factors. In Nevada, child support is based upon a parent's gross income (prior to taxes). If a parent is self-employed, gross income is determined differently than if a parent is an employee. Nevada has two different child support formulas based upon the type of physical custody.

At a consultation, our firm will calculate child support based upon the unique factors of your case.

Modifications

Next, child support can be modified throughout a child's minority. In Nevada, child support can be reviewed once every 3 years or any time based upon a change of circumstances. At the earliest, the courts have the discretion to set a modification of child support back to the filing of a motion to modify child support. However, the court has no discretion to modify child support until a motion is filed.

If you believe you are not receiving enough or paying too much child support, please schedule a meeting with our office to learn whether seeking modification of child support would be beneficial.

Collections & Enforcement

Finally, the collection of child support can occur through various child support enforcement agencies or through the divorce or family law matter. The court has the ability to collect child support arrears through a variety of methods including, but not limited to, wage garnishment and the interception of tax returns.

If you are not receiving court ordered child support, our firm can provide you various options for collections.

You need a strong advocate to ensure you receive enough or don’t pay too much child support. Schedule a consultation with a Reno family law attorney when you call (775) 284-8888.