Spousal and Child Support
In Nevada, child support may take a form of payment from one parent to the other, but not necessarily. The state policy on this issue is quite flexible, so a lot depends on whether there is sole or joint custody in a particular divorce case.
As for joint custody, typically, both parents' incomes are analyzed, and the difference between the two support amounts must be calculated. The parent with higher income may be obliged to pay the difference to the parent who earns less, even though there is shared custodianship.
In general, the main factors used to determine a recommended amount of child support are the number of minor children, the custody arrangement, and the gross monthly income of both parents. The amount paid may be higher than the court recommendation, but never lower than what is ordered by the court.