Kentucky Child Support Calculator
And Online Family Resources
In Kentucky either or both parents can be ordered by the court to provide a reasonable amount of child support.
Marital misconduct is not generally be considered.
The factors that a Kentucky child support calculator tends to consider are:
- The financial resources of the child
- The standard of living the child would have enjoyed if the marriage had not ended
- The health and educational needs of the child
- The financial resources, needs and obligations of both parents
There are specific Kentucky Child Support Calculator Guidelines designed to be in the best interests of the child.
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These guidelines are followed unless the courts decide otherwise based on any of the following factors:
- The child's extraordinary needs
- Either parent's extraordinary needs
- The independent financial resources of the child
- Combined parental income that is in excess of the Kentucky child support calculation guideline amounts
- Agreements between the parents for child support (if neither one is on public assistance)
- Other extraordinary expense
The following percentages of the net income of the paying parent are what the Kentucky child support guidelines are generally based on, (if there is not an agreement between the parents):
- 1 child 20%
- 2 children 25%
- 3 children 30%
- 4 children 35%
- 5 children 40%
- 6 children 45%
At what age do child support payments end?
The obligation ends when the child reaches 18 years of age unless the child is still in high school.
How permanent are the provisions for Kentucky child support and custody ?
Court orders for support and custody of children are subject to change or modification to reflect significant changes in
income and/or living arrangements of the children.
Wage garnishment for child support payments:
Kentucky has a provision for withholding child support directly from the earnings of the parent who has been ordered to
provide support. It is withheld much like income tax is withheld from earnings payments.
This way of paying and receiving child support is generally easier for both parents and considered a dependable solution.
Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Office of the Secretary
275 E. Main St., Frankfort, KY 40621
To contact the Cabinet by phone:
Toll-Free 1-800-372-2973, TTY (for hearing impaired) 1-800-627-4702
To report child/adult abuse, neglect or exploitation:
Call the Child/Adult Protection Hot Line toll-free at (800) 752-6200
If you believe a child is in immediate danger, Call 911 or your local law enforcement agency.
Child Support Resource Center
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