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A family of paper dolls being cut apart who need to meet with a children's custody lawyer in Henderson, NV

A child support lawyer breaks it down

To obtain a child support application in Nevada, you can call the Family Support Division and either have an application sent by mail or stop in and pick one up. You can also send it by mail or drop it off in person once you have filled it out. When filing for legal custody in Las Vegas, you will need to provide your full legal name, date of birth, Social Security number, birth certificate, and decree of divorce or legal separation agreement.

Child Support Order

The District Attorney’s Office, Family Support Division can obtain a court order requiring the noncustodial parent to pay child support. If you are seeking child support, you should discuss your options with a child custody lawyer. As your family attorney will explain, the District Attorney’s Office needs to know where the noncustodial parent resides or works before securing a court order for child support payments. If the noncustodial parent refuses to make child support payments, you may be able to obtain an order for income withholding of the child support from the noncustodial parent’s wages and assets.

Workers’ Compensation

If the noncustodial parent receives unemployment, workers’ compensation or other state retirement system benefits, your family law firm may be able to have your benefit checks attached to that payment support system. If the noncustodial parent has no source of income, the court will order him or her to search for a job and notify the court once a job is secured. The court can also intercept his or her federal and state income tax refunds in order to distribute child support obligations.

Custody Determination

While the District Attorney’s Office, Family Support Division may help in obtaining child support benefits, it cannot help determine custody or visitation issues. If you have questions regarding joint or legal custody in Las Vegas, you should consult with a divorce attorney. However, if your case involves issues of rape or incest, then you will need to involve the District Attorney by reporting the incidents to the appropriate police agency.