Raising a child is expensive, especially for single parents. No matter how badly you want to give your child the best life possible, your income may not cover all the expenses that come with child-rearing. You deserve support from your child’s other parent, and there are laws in Kentucky that outline the support you are entitled to.
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Calculating Child Support
Make no mistake — there are clear guidelines as to how child support payments are calculated. The process takes into consideration several factors, including combined monthly adjusted parental gross income, number of children, cost to cover the child’s (or children’s) health insurance, and daycare costs. Note that unemployed parents can also have an income assigned to them based on benefits received, Social Security, and more. Further, those who are intentionally unemployed can have an income assigned to them, depending on their reason for choosing to not work.
If two parents reach an alternative agreement regarding child support, it must first be approved by the court in order to have any legal legitimacy.
To help you estimate the amount that you can expect to pay or receive, the state of Kentucky provides this tool to help estimate child support payments.
We are passionate about cases involving child support and fight to make sure that all relevant information in cases of divorce or paternity is correct, ensuring that compensation is fair and legally above board for all parties involved.
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Making modifications to child support is possible; however, it is only done in very specific circumstances. Kentucky revised statute 403.213 stipulates that an adjustment to a child support agreement can only happen if there is a “material change in circumstance.” Typically, these changes in circumstances refer to things like changes in household income, losing a job, changes in custody, increased cost of raising a child — essentially, clear adjustments to a person’s income or custodial circumstances. In other words, agreements cannot be made outside of the court based on things like bargains, anecdotes, or promises.
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