Child Support in Nevada is based on the Child Custody arrangement and the income levels of one or both parents. The Nevada Legislature passed into law mathematical formulas used to calculate Child Support. Additionally there are “presumptive maximums” based on the income of the parent paying the Child Support.
If one parent has Primary Physical Custody, the mathematical formula is based on the paying parent’s gross income. If both parents share Joint Physical Custody, the formula is based on the difference between the incomes of the parents.
Finally, there are certain factors that can affect Child Support amounts including, but not limited to: school tuition, health insurance, day care expenses, academic tutoring, sport and other extra-curricular activity costs, and special medical needs.