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Kentucky Child Support

Working out a child support agreement is one thing many parents hope never have to to do. At The Farrish Law Firm, L.P.A., we know that an agreement on child support can be difficult to reach. Our child support attorneys are focused on making sure that each case proceeds as smoothly as possible, and that the needs of the child (or children) involved come first.

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Child support laws in Kentucky state that the process should begin by looking at both parent’s gross incomes. These
laws also allow the court to assess each parent’s earning potential before determining what a reasonable child support payment amount would be. The court will look at the gross income and the earning potential of both the receiving parent and the paying parent.

Statutes and Guidelines
Kentucky child support laws also determine guidelines for the process based on statutes. These provide a monthly base amount for child support, but do not always dictate the exact amount to be paid. If the court determines that more money should be paid, the paying parent will not be able to pay the lesser amount required by the statute.

Kentucky courts typically follow the same set of guidelines defined by state legislation unless there are extenuating circumstances. These circumstances might include a child who requires extra medical care or has unique educational needs.

Parental Requirements
As with all child support agreements, parents must follow the requirements in the agreement until the child reaches the age of majority. In Kentucky, the age of majority is defined as 18 years of age. The only exceptions to this are if the child is still in high school after turning 18 or if the child has a disability that requires continuing care. In all other circumstances, once the child turns 18 or graduates from high school—whichever happens last—child support obligations are immediately terminated.

The Importance of an Experienced Attorney
The process of working out this agreement can be lengthy, frustrating, and confusing. At The Farrish Law Firm, L.P.A., we understand that child support attorneys have to be capable and compassionate. We will fight to make sure that your agreement is fair. Most importantly, we will put the needs of your child before all else, just as you do everyday. For more information on how our child support attorneys can assist you and your family through this difficult time, contact us today.