A Nevada couple’s divorce will go to court in March for a $15,000 payment after the judge ordered them to pay for their children’s schooling and a portion of their child care expenses.
The parents, identified in court papers only as “A” and “B,” had sought an order from the Nevada Supreme Court in July for a child support payment, but a judge denied the request.
The couple had agreed to pay $2,500 a month for three children, a $100 monthly property tax and $25 for the use of their home, according to the Nevada Division of Family and Children Services.
The couple and their attorneys did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
The judge, whose name is redacted from the papers, wrote in his order that the couple had failed to make their child’s education expenses and costs reasonable, “despite the fact that the child was attending school at a time when the defendant and Defendant had already agreed to the court’s order,” according to a copy of the order.
The judge added that the parents had not complied with their orders and had ignored the court.
Nevada’s Department of Revenue said in a news release the couple’s monthly child care costs and child support payments will be adjusted for inflation if the order is granted.
The agency said the couple will be ordered to pay a $2.50 monthly child support assessment and $1,000 a month in property tax.
Nevadas Supreme Court is a division of the state’s highest court.
The Nevada Division is a state agency.
Nevado child support is paid to parents in cases where a child is considered to be a dependent and is under 18 years of age.
A child who is not a dependent is entitled to support.
Nevadans are eligible to receive child support in a variety of ways, including through a joint payment, an individual or household income or a combination of both.
The state provides a $25 lump sum payment for each child that is assessed, which can be paid directly to a child’s parents, or to a non-custodial parent or custodian.