It is okay to have questions about child support, and it is good to ask those questions early on so that there are no surprises when the support order is finally issued. In Kentucky, both parents are deemed financially responsible for their children. This means that the whole burden of providing for your children will not fall on your shoulders, though you may still feel like it is a lot.
Child support is generally determined by looking at each parent’s income, the number of children needing support, custody arrangements and any special factors — such as a child’s special needs, extracurricular activities, schooling expenses, daycare costs and insurance expenses, among various others. If you make more than the other parent and spend less time with your children, you may be asked to pay the state max. On the other hand, if both parties have equal parenting time then the child support will be calculated to reflect that also. To learn more, please visit our firm’s website.
The good thing about child support in Kentucky is that these orders are not set in stone. They can be adjusted to accommodate certain life changes — such as income revision. If you have questions about child support, don’t be afraid to speak up. Your family law attorney will have the ability to review your situation, give you an idea of what you are up against and what options you have moving forward. With help, you can achieve a child support order that is fair and provides for your children’s needs.