Child Support

The goal of a child support order is to ensure a consistency for the parties' children and the provision of their reasonable and customary needs. Kentucky has legislated child support guidelines that are intended to take the guesswork out of computing the amount of support that a party will pay. Generally the party who has the children the majority of the time is entitled to support from the other parent. In cases where there is a significant income disparity support may be awarded even if the parents share time and expenses equally.

There are relatively few factors that are considered in the Kentucky child support calculation; Gross Income, the cost of Health Insurance; the cost of Day Care; and the Medical Expenses related to the children. Parenting time may have an impact, as will any other issue where the court determines it is fair to deviate from the guidelines.