Child Support

Whether you seek child support or want to challenge it or whether you are addressing child support through a divorce proceeding, our team will provide thorough advice and handle all aspects of the case while keeping you informed. To learn more about child support and your options regarding it and your unique situation, contact us online or at 702-214-7244.

Understanding Child Support 

Child support is a financial arrangement that ensures both parents contribute to their children's well-being, even after separation. It acknowledges the shared responsibility for raising a child, regardless of marital status.

How is Child Support Determined?

Courts consider various factors when determining child support:

  • Income of Each Parent: Both parents' gross income is assessed.
  • Number of Children: The court considers the number of children each parent supports.
  • Parenting Time: The amount of time each parent spends with the children is factored in.
  • Child-Related Expenses: Costs like childcare and health insurance are considered.
  • Child Disability: If a child has special needs, additional expenses may be factored in.
  • Employment Status: The court may consider if a parent is voluntarily unemployed or underemployed.
  • Other Relevant Factors: Any factors impacting a parent's ability to pay support may be considered.

What Happens if Child Support Isn't Paid?

If a parent fails to pay court-ordered child support, the receiving parent can:

  • File a Motion for Enforcement: Request the court to enforce the order.
  • Seek Legal Help: An attorney can assist with enforcement proceedings.
  • Contact the Child Support Office: They can offer resources and guidance.

The court may order the paying parent to:

  • Explain the Non-Payment: Provide a reason for not meeting the obligation.
  • Make Back Payments: Pay a specific amount towards the arrears.
  • Face Potential Consequences: In some cases, jail time may be ordered, but can be avoided by making court-ordered payments.

Enforcement Options:

  • Wage Withholding: The employer can deduct child support from the paying parent's paycheck.
  • Tax Refund Withholding: Tax refunds may be intercepted to satisfy outstanding support.
  • Driver's License Suspension: The driving privileges of the non-paying parent may be suspended.

Contact Us Today

Our team at The Law Office of Romeo R. Perez understands what is at stake and uses skill, knowledge, and resources to represent your rights. We also handle other issues alongside child support, like child custody and spousal support.

Contact us today by using our online form or calling us directly at 702-214-7244 to schedule a Consultation.