Reno, NV asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Nevada

Q: I am a father of two children under 18 in Nevada (washoe county) and I have a question regarding divorce w/children

My wife and I have been separated for 7 years during that time we have been able to get along and co-parent and have shared 50/50 custody. Without the courts being involved or mediation. We both claim one child on our income taxes we both buy them their necessities we both transport them back and forth to school take them to concerts, dentist appointments, doctors appointments etc.

we are finally filing for divorce, for years we have agreed not to request child support from each other. but we are being told that even with joint legal and physical it is a requirement to put down an amount for child support, is this true?

1 Lawyer Answer
Rock  Rocheleau
Rock Rocheleau
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Licensed in Nevada

A: Sort of true and sort of not true. In a the divorce documents (called a Joint Petition of Divorce because you agree) you would state what the amount of child support would be. But you can then state you both agree to waive or change this amount.

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