This post concludes and recaps my series on the modification of child support for Las Vegas fathers. I felt it was necessary to write on this topic due to the fact that many people are unsure as to how they should proceed when they are unable to pay the court ordered amount. Failing to meet your obligations, however, can have serious consequences. The goal of my last several articles has been to provide information which will help one to fully understand their options. It has also been my goal to provide information which will help people make an informed decision when they are selecting a family law attorney. If you require assistance then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
I have addressed several topics over my recent articles. Issues which I have analyzed include:
- How Nevada calculates child support
- When a Las Vegas father may request a child support modification
- “Underemployment’s” impact on child support
- When the Court will deviate from the child support formula
There are several reasons why I chose to address these issues. First, understanding our state’s support formula can help one to understand what their obligation may be. Second, there are multiple instances in which a father may request a modification. These include times when their income has gone down or when it has been three years since their last court order. Third, a dad must understand that the Court can deviate from the formula if it finds that one is underemployed (meaning that they are earning an amount less than what they are capable of). Finally, there are other instances in which a Court will deviate from the standard formula. These instances can include a case in which the child has special needs or when the father is supporting children from another relationship.
One point I stressed through each of these articles is that it is important to speak with a child support lawyer if you wish to modify your monthly obligation. While Nevada’s calculation of support may seem straightforward, there are many factors which can impact the Judge’s final determination. Retaining experienced counsel can help you to fully understand your situation. Counsel can also assist in ensuring that your case is properly presented to the Judge. If you require assistance then contact my office today to speak with a Las Vegas attorney.