Nevada Child Support Enforcement Resource Center

Even if the non-custodial parent lives outside the state of Nevada, the law requires cooperation between states. The non-custodial parent is legally required to make regular child support payments, regardless of where they live.

Nevada Support Enforcement Measures

If a non-custodial parent does not pay child support, he or she is subject to enforcement measures in accordance with Federal and Nevada child support law to collect regular and past-due payments.

Who Can Enforce Court Ordered Child Support in Nevada?

The Nevada Division of Welfare and Supportive Services is the state-run child support enforcement office for Nevada. The services of the Child Support Services are required by federal law and funded by the federal government and the State of Nevada.

Full Time Equiv. Staff 432
Total Caseload 114,440

1 U.S. Office of Child Support Enforcement, Boxscores for FY 2005

Interest on Missed Child Support Payments

Nevada does allow for interest on past due child support. If no specific interest rate is noted in a court order, interest must be allowed at a rate equal to the prime rate at the largest bank in Nevada, as ascertained by the Commissioner of Financial Institutions, on January 1 or July 1, plus 2 percent, upon all money from the time it becomes due (NRS 99.040) A 10% per annum penalty may be imposed by the district attorney's office, the court and public agencies. (NRS 125B.095)

Nevada Statute of Limitations on Back Child Support Payments (Arrears)

According to Nevada law, there is no statute of limitations on child support enforfcement if the court order exists. If the order does not exist, retroactive support for a period of 4 years may be requested.

Nevada Statute of Limitations on Determining Paternity

Paternity must be established by 3 years after the child reaches the age of majority (see below).

Age of Emancipation / Age of Majority in Nevada

Age of majority in Nevada is 18; 19 if a the child is in high school and expects to graduate by age 19.

Child support is automatically terminated at the age of majority unless otherwise specified in the court order. In cases of mental or physical disability, the court may extend support beyond the age of majority (NRS 125B.110).

How Are Child Support Payment Amounts Determined in Nevada?

The amount of support is usually dermined by a formula defined in Nevada Revised Statute 125B.070. If the amount of support deviates from the formula, the parties must stipulate sufficient facts justifying the deviation to the court, and the court makes a written finding based on those facts.

Custody and Visitation Issues

Child support and visitation rights are separate issues. The court determines both and will usually order the non-custodial parent to pay support and the custodial parent to make the child available for visits.

The custodial parent must obey the court order for visitation, even if the non-custodial parent cannot or will not pay child support. The court can enforce any of its orders against either parent.

Our clients say...

It took me 10 years to catch up with my husband to establish a court order for child support. Years had gone by and his debt was in the thousands. I got Human Services involved and they told me that because I was now in a different state I had to close my case and had to open my case there. Weeks after I sent the paperwork to the Child Support Enforcement office, I received a letter saying I needed to attach notarized proof of previous payements made etc, etc, etc. I was tired of going through the process of trying to get child support owed.

I found the website for Support Collectors. I figured it probably wouldn't work and a lot of paperwork would be required...Well, there was not a lot of paperwork. It was so easy, I don't know why these other agencies need so much stuff when Support Collectors took the basic information and I had payment coming in in less than 6 weeks (this includes the time that I filed). Support Collectors kept in contact with me and was able to establish a settlement in no time. I was really surprised. I would recommend this service to anyone else (man or woman). The service was excellent.
- Lee M., Alabama
Collected $26,000

After many years of searching through various agencies for my ex-husband, a dear friend told me about the Support Collectors web site. I logged on and requested an application, thinking to myself it won't make a difference. We hadn't found him in 19 years, they won't be able to find him either. To my surprise they did and very quickly. Support Collectors handled everything very professionally and I received my settlement of $60,000 within a few months!

I would highly recommend Support Collectors to anyone who is owed child support. Thank you Support Collectors for doing what I thought was completely hopeless.
- Terry M., Illinois
Collected $26,000

Thank you so much for your help in getting the child support payments my daughter deserves! I only wish I would not have waited so long to contact you for assistance. You succeeded when everyone else had failed.

Don't try to handle this problem on your own with the department of child support services who are drowning in a sea of paperwork, let Support Collectors take care of you personally. The best part is that you don't owe them anything until they get payments for you and believe me, it is worth every penny.
- Teresa H., Illinois
Collected $26,000