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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Nevada on
Q: I just discovered I have a 20 year old son. His mother denied he was mine then. Can she file retroactive support?
Bonnie M Lonardo
Bonnie M Lonardo answered on Nov 21, 2021

It is very unlikely that you will be made responsible for a child you had no knowledge of. It is best to speak to an attorney to better understand the specifics of your case and discuss your rights.

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Q: They take over half my s.s. forold child support arrears and now they are taking half of my unemployment

Do I have any recourse to stop this?

Bonnie M Lonardo
Bonnie M Lonardo answered on Apr 21, 2021

There are two ways to modify child support by mutual agreement or by court order.

Remember that you will have to prove to the court that there is a substantial change in circumstances to the original order issued by the court.

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Q: I need to get a copy of my order can you look it up for me .Clark county R-20-214543-R.
Bonnie M Lonardo
Bonnie M Lonardo answered on Apr 15, 2021

Hello Kimberly, thank you for your inquiry. If you wish to get a copy of your order, please click on this link below. It will give you step-by-step instructions on how to get a copy.

https://www.clarkcountynv.gov/government/elected_officials/county_recorder/ordering_copies.php

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Q: Can I file a motion to compel discovery in a child support case if I can prove the other person's FDF if wrong

My ex moved out of town 1 year ago and gave me full custody of our son. We agreed that there would be no child support at the time. I was laid off from my job in September so I filed a Motion to modify child support. The Judge said that it would be modified but we needed a parenting agreement... Read more »

Bonnie M Lonardo
Bonnie M Lonardo answered on Mar 12, 2021

I suggest you seek guidance from an experienced Family Law attorney that can help to review your case and the judges ruling to best determine your available options.

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Q: Am I allowed to modify child support with my current situation?

1 year ago my ex moved out of town and gave me full custody of our son. She quit her job and refuses to look for workAt the time we agreed that nobody would pay child support but she would be responsible for 50% of clothes and school supplies. She has not followed that part of the Stipulation and... Read more »

Bonnie M Lonardo
Bonnie M Lonardo answered on Mar 12, 2021

I suggest you seek guidance from an experienced Family Law attorney that can help to review your case and the judge's ruling to best determine your available options.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Nevada on
Q: Can Child Support be modified?

In May my ex moved out of town and gave me primary physical custody. I filed the stipulation and order with the judge so that everything was on the record. The stipulation and order clearly states in the first line that this is a temporary agreement until she moves back to town or if she moves out... Read more »

Bonnie M Lonardo
Bonnie M Lonardo answered on Mar 12, 2021

If an existing child support order is in place, a modification is only warranted in the case of a 20% change in income. If not, any parent is entitled to motion for child support, however the amount is based on the custody arrangement in place. I would suggest you enlist the help of an experienced... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Nevada on
Q: If my ex wants to do a medical treatment that I can't afford, do I have any recourse?

My daughter is receiving vision therapy. I recently lost my job and had to scramble to obtain a transfer to keep similar pay, but I had to move to Texas. I exhausted all my financial resources to move out her and remain gainfully employed. I told my ex that I wanted to wait on vision therapy for... Read more »

Bonnie M Lonardo
Bonnie M Lonardo answered on Mar 11, 2021

In difficult situations like this, my suggestion is to first always attempt to talk civilly with your ex and see if it’s possible to come to an agreement on how to handle the situation. In my opinion, this is always preferred and usually more beneficial to both parties than going to trial.... Read more »

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Q: Can child support

I live in Nevada and I got in the rollover and the child support put a lien on my insurance check from the wreck can they do that

Janice Jacovino
Janice Jacovino answered on Mar 6, 2021

Good Morning,

Yes, If you owe back child support (arrearages) then the child support division can place a lien on a personal injury settlement.

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Q: What qualifies as a conflict of interest for a judge?

My child support modification was recently transferred to a new judge. I have represented myself up until this point but the judge just ruled against child support. Before this judge took over the previous judge had already said child support would be modified and I proved a change of... Read more »

Bonnie M Lonardo
Bonnie M Lonardo answered on Mar 3, 2021

If the judge is not involved in the daily case activities of the former firm, then this would likely not be a conflict of interest situation. The judge has a duty to be impartial and their former employment should not play a part in their ruling. However, if you feel uncomfortable, you may exercise... Read more »

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Q: My ex just got an ex party order granted to extend the time to file her reply and counter motion. Can I appeal this?

On January 16 I brought to her attention that she was breaking the Stipulation and Order filed with the court. At this time she directed me to only contact her attorney which I did. I filed the motion to reconsider and a motion to show cause of contempt of court for many reasons. These documents... Read more »

Bonnie M Lonardo
Bonnie M Lonardo answered on Feb 22, 2021

In my experience, this extension is very commonly offered as a courtesy by either opposing attorneys or by the court. You do have the option to object, however, in my opinion it may not serve you well in the long run if you do return to court.

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Q: I am trying to find out if I am entitled to modify child support in my current situation

I have full custody of my son. My ex quit her job, moved out of town and refuses to look for work. I lost my job in September and filed a motion to modify. The judge said that she would have to pay child support but continued the hearing until a parenting agreement was done. My case was then... Read more »

Bonnie M Lonardo
Bonnie M Lonardo answered on Feb 22, 2021

I would suggest you enlist the assistance of an experienced Family Law attorney to review the judge’s ruling as to why Child Support was denied. Generally speaking, being unemployed does not disqualify a non-custodial parent from their child support obligations, but there may have been other... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Nevada on
Q: Ok kids resident state is nevada Temp custody inndomestic case was filed And no new custody order has been filed sense

And no new custody order has been filed sense so as I understand those temporary custody orders have rained in effectSo now I have allowed the kids to go to visitation for part of the summer and I let them stay for an extended due to the Covid and now a lawsuit is being filed against me by child... Read more »

Bonnie M Lonardo
Bonnie M Lonardo answered on Dec 2, 2020

It is best to respond to the child support lawsuit with a request that child custody also be reevaluated. If child support is awarded, it will be based on how the child custody is arranged. Both the child custody and child support cases should be held in the state where the children have resided... Read more »

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Q: What is the law if the child lives in Nevada and the non custodial parent lives in Louisiana how can arrears be enforc
Janice Jacovino
Janice Jacovino answered on Nov 11, 2020

Child support arrears from another state can be enforced where the non custodial parent lives.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Nevada on
Q: I file child support on my ex husband cus he didn't pay me last months. Due to loss of job. Can he come after me?

Can he come after me if I make more money than him? Or have a job.

Bonnie M Lonardo
Bonnie M Lonardo answered on Nov 9, 2020

Either parent has the right to motion for a child support modification at any time. However, in Nevada, the judge will only consider granting a modification if there is at least a 20% change in income for either parent (the one receiving or the one providing child support). If a formal child... Read more »

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Q: I've been paying child support for about 12 years now faithfully. My name isn't on the birth certificate what can I do?

I receive unemployment and only get $331.00 a week and child support takes 50% of that so I make about $550.00 a month now. I've truly been struggling. How can I get some help? I've tried to keep in contact with my daughter for all these years with no success. The last time I seen her was... Read more »

Bonnie M Lonardo
Bonnie M Lonardo answered on Oct 22, 2020

In order to modify child support payments, you must file a motion with the court demonstrating a 20% change in income since the current child support order was ordered. Otherwise, you may motion the court for a child custody modification which may impact the amount of child support ordered if a... Read more »

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Q: What is the likelihood a judge will keep an old child support order for no support at a 3 year review?

So, I have primary custody of my kids. Have for 3 years...dad doesn't pay child support currently per the original order. Petitioned for a review. Whats the liklihood a judge keep the no support order in place vs awarding support to custodial parent? Non custodial parent has had a significant... Read more »

Bonnie M Lonardo
Bonnie M Lonardo answered on Sep 3, 2020

A child support modification is generally only warranted in response to a significant change in circumstance or change in custody. Specifically, when the reason for the modification is due to change in income, the court requires a 20% increase or decrease in income in order to justify the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Nevada on
Q: Can my husband get me for back child support now after my son graduated and we havent filed divorce yet
Bonnie M Lonardo
Bonnie M Lonardo answered on Aug 7, 2020

First and foremost, you are doing the right thing to do your research and consult with a legal representative rather than to fall victim to the fear of situations you may believe, or have been told by those who may not have your best interest in mind. It’s important to not let these... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Family Law and Tax Law for Nevada on
Q: I paid off my entire child support debt, yet my tax return was taken from me.

Hello, I finally paid off my entire child support debt last year after 9 long years! I had to ask them to close it, and meantime my wages were still being garnished until my case was closed, which finally took place in August of 2017. While I waited for it to close, they began sending me checks for... Read more »

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Mar 1, 2018

I would start by contacting the IRS to make sure that your refund was taken for child support. If it was then you will likely need to go back to child support enforcement with proof that the IRS took the refund for child support.

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