When it comes to the care of your children, custody is only half of the battle. Once that has been decided, agreeing on a child support arrangement is next. According to a Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support report that was released in 2020, there were 13.6 million custodial single parents living in the U.S., with billions of dollars a year owed in child support. Whether you are figuring out child support for the first time, or you already have an arrangement that you would like to modify, you want what is best for you and your children.
At Bland & Birdwhistell, PLLC, we are experienced family law attorneys ready to help. With a founder that has over 14 years of experience in all aspects of family law — divorce and child support — we offer a unique approach and personalized service that can help you solve whatever legal issues you are facing.
Our team is proud to serve clients in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, as well as the neighboring areas of Radcliff, Shepherdsville, Bardstown, Brandenburg, Leitchfield, Hodgenville, and Louisville. We also serve individuals and families throughout Hardin County, Meade County, Grayson County, Breckinridge County, Nelson County, LaRue County, Hart County, Bullitt County, and Jefferson County.
Child Support in Kentucky
Kentucky state law dictates that both parents have the financial responsibility to support their children. Since there is generally a custodial and a non-custodial parent, the non-custodial parent ends up paying monetary child support to the custodial parent. The law assumes that the custodial parent, by having the child, spends that support directly on the needs of the child.
Determining the amount of child support that gets paid out is typically calculated based on the income of each parent and how many children there are. Kentucky has child support guidelines that help calculate support. There is a child support calculator online to input these factors and estimate how much child support you will owe.