Legal Information: Nevada

Child Support

Updated: 
August 6, 2021

Can I file for child support even though I don't have a custody order from court?

Yes, as long as the child is physically living with you.  If the petition is against the child’s father, paternity must be established (even if there is no legal custody order).  To read about the definition of paternity and how to establish paternity, go to How is paternity (legal fatherhood) established?

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