The Best Way to Enforce Nevada Child Support Payments

Child Support Payments The Best Way to Enforce Nevada Child Support Payments

The Best Way to Enforce Nevada Child Support Obligations

The State of Nevada takes child support very seriously. If you need help getting child support in Nevada, DoNotPay can help.

Responsibility for child support cases for the state of Nevada is overseen by the Nevada Division of Welfare and Supportive Services (DWSS). Each county has an office that handles child support for that particular county. Any failure to pay or new case is heard in Family Court. The primary focus of the family court is to determine what is best for the child. This is for both child custody and child support. The courts strive to determine the best situation, whether that is with either the mother or the father of the child.  While they prefer to see custody as 50/50, that is not always possible, in which case, child support is granted to the custodial parent.

The state of Nevada adopted new laws in 2021 that make it so that if one owes more than $10,000 worth of child support, they can be charged with a felony that can carry 1 to 5 years in prison. The courts also recognize that there are times when one party will not be truthful about the other parent's financial status. For example, one party may report that the other party earns far more than they are making. Since child support is determined by a calculator that determines how much child support needs to be paid, this can have an almost critical consequence to the parent who is determined to need to pay support. In those cases, the DWSS is responsible for modifying the order.

Nevada Child Support Services

The Nevada Child Support offices are responsible for:

  • Opening a child support case
  • Locating the other parent
  • Establishing parentage
  • Establishing a child support order
  • Set up payments
  • Order enforcement
  • Order modification or review

How a Child Support Case Works in Nevada

Child Support cases usually begin as part of a divorce action, in those cases where the parents are married.

The process starts when one parent applies for Child Support to the DWSS.

Once the courts determine custody, they will determine which party will pay child support.

Using a calculation based on salary and the number of children involved, child support is determined as follows:

  • 16% of the first $6,000 earned,
  • 8% of every dollar between $6,000 to $10,000 earned
  • 4% of every dollar made above $10,000
  • There is no ceiling on the amount to be paid.

What Happens if Someone Doesn’t Pay Child Support in Nevada?

If you don't pay child support in Nevada, you could go to jail.

The laws for the State of Nevada give the courts the option to garnish up to 60% of the person’s wages refusing to pay. After that, the person faces having their driver's license suspended. Once the person is in arrears by more than $10,000, they can be subject to being charged with a felony and sentenced to 1 to 5 years in prison.

How to Demand Child Support in Nevada by Yourself

The Demand for Child Support begins with the application to DWSS.

  1. Ask for child support.
  2. A noncustodial parent suggests a number that a mouse couldn't live on.
  3. Get mad and go to DWSS
  4. Get an application from DWSS
  5. Gather information for application, including the name, date of birth, social security number, and physical description of the parent who does not have custody.
  6. Gather birth certificates for every child.
  7. Attach a copy of the divorce decree.
  8. Provide the name and address of their current employer
  9. Provide name and addresses of friends or relatives of the noncustodial parent
  10. Present any information to the income and assets of the noncustodial parent.
  11. Submit application and await a court date.
  12. District Attorney's office will get a court order for Child Support.
  13. Noncustodial parent notified of child support decision
  14. Noncustodial parent refuses to pay child support obligation; their wages are garnished.
  15. If the noncustodial parent refuses to pay, they lose their driver’s license.
  16. If they continue to refuse to pay, they can go to prison.

This process will take a few months to get going. If they don't refuse to pay, problem solved.

Next Steps for Demanding Child Support if You Can’t Do It on Your Own

If your demand for child support doesn't work, you may want to seek help from others.

You can repeatedly go back to the courts demanding action be taken on the noncustodial parent. Or you can look for help elsewhere.

DoNotPay has solutions to your child support issues, whether filing a demand letter or helping get payments lowered.

Using DoNotPay to Demand Child Support

If you want to file a demand letter for late child support payments but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 3 easy steps:

  1. Search child support on DoNotPay and enter the details of the person who owes the payments.


  2. Tell us more about the payment schedule, including the amount and frequency of the payments, the last payment they made, the number of missed payments, and how much they owe you in total.


  3. Confirm your contact information and select whether you want us to mail or email the letter on your behalf. Choose how you would like to receive the payment and verify your signature.


What if I’m the One Who Owes Child Support in Nevada?

Many times the person who owes child support cannot afford their debt.

Unfortunately, there are times where the things reported to the courts are not what they seem. It is not typical for a vindictive ex to report that you make far more than you do or have more assets than you do. In cases like this, you will want to reduce your child support. Going to court to get this done can get expensive. DoNotpay has some options:

If you are the one who owes child support in Nevada, DoNotPay can help you reduce the amount you owe.

How to lower child support debt using DoNotPay:

  1. Search child support on DoNotPay and select the state your child support agreement was established in.
  2. Answer a series of questions about your current financial situation and your past payments to help guide the application.
  3. Confirm your current contact information, and enter the location of the county court that established your child support agreement so that we can mail your request on your behalf.

Why Use DoNotPay for Nevada Child Support Issues?

You have made the right choice when you use DoNotPay to help solve your child support issues. DoNotpay is:

  • Easy. With just the click of a button, you can get started with your demand for a child support letter.  Pretty easy, right?
  • Fast. With just a few moments of your time, you have provided DoNotPay with all the information they need to get started on your demand letter.
  • Successful. It does not take long for DoNotPay to customize and send a demand for a child support letter on your behalf.

Whenever you trust DoNotPay to assist you with your problems, they come through fast, easy, and successfully every time.

DoNotPay Offers Solutions in Every Area

DoNotPay does far more than child support assistance.

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Child Support Guides by State

Each state has different rules and regulations regarding child support, making the entire process confusing and overwhelming. Luckily, DoNotPay has child support guides for each state. Find yours below:

South CarolinaKansasNorth Dakota
Rhode IslandNebraskaMississippi
New MexicoOhioArkansas
New HampshireNevadaArizona
AlabamaKentuckyWest Virginia
Washington StateColoradoIndiana
CaliforniaNew YorkNew Jersey
FloridaNorth CarolinaWisconsin

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