Child Support Deduction from Nevada Work Comp Benefits

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Workers' compensation benefits, including final settlement awards, called permanent partial disability awards, are generally not subject to assignments or garnishments, and are not subject to attorneys liens or medical provider liens.  See NRS 616C.205.   The one major exception to that general rule is that the statute does allow for payment of past due child support obligations under NRS 31A.150 and 31A.330.    If a claimant is subject to a court order for the a payment of past due amounts, the adjuster must without an amount equal to 25% of the amount to be paid.  An adjuster who is served with an out-of-state child supp port judgment will honor an order.  

Most attorneys ask at the time you retain the attorney whether you have any outstanding child support judgments against  you, because the contingency attorney fee charged by the attorney will be based on what the award should have been without the child support payment.

Topics:  Child Support, Deductions, Disability, Disability Benefits

Published In: Family Law Updates, Worker’s Compensation Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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