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Understanding Your Rights And Obligations Under Kentucky Child Support Guidelines

Decisions involving children are some of the most important and complicated that you’ll ever face, even under the best of circumstances. If these decisions come at an already stressful time, such as during divorce proceedings, it can be even more difficult. Making critical decisions at tumultuous times can be overwhelming.

At Aldridge & Birdwhistell Law Firm, PSC, we will provide the guidance you need during these challenging times. Our priority is ensuring that children are financially supported in a manner that is fair and reasonable.

Determining Proper Support

The amount a parent must pay monthly for support and maintenance of children is determined by a Kentucky legal statute. The amount is calculated through the use of a formula that takes into account several factors, including:

  • Each parent’s income
  • Number of children
  • Medical expenses and health insurance costs
  • Child care expenses
  • Special needs of any child
  • The parenting time arrangement

We make sure income and other factors are properly reported and accurately included in the calculation of child support.

When Can You Ask To Modify Existing Child Support?

If situations change, such as losing your job or suffering a serious injury, we can help modify an existing child support order. We will help you address the situation to make changes as soon as possible.

We’re Here To Help

When your children’s financial security is at stake, it is important to work with an experienced family law attorney. Email or call 270-872-0912 in Elizabethtown or 502-907-2899 in Louisville to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your concerns with our lawyers.