How Kentucky Determines Child Support Obligations

In Kentucky, child support is calculated according to the Commonwealth of Kentucky's pre-determined guidelines that include the:

  • Combined gross monthly income of both parents
  • Number of children
  • Custody agreement between parents
  • Specific needs of each child, including education, child care and more
  • Child's accustomed standard of living

Exceptions To The Guidelines In Kentucky

Kentucky's child support guidelines are based on the monthly gross income of both parents and the number of children, with room for some adjustments.

However, the guidelines only apply to parents that earn a combined maximum monthly income of $15,000, or $180,000 per year.

When the income of both parents exceeds this amount, the court will determine an appropriate monthly amount according to the needs of the children and their standard of living.

The court will consider both essential needs and other expenses, including private school tuition, extracurricular activities and more.

Anticipating Child Support Obligations In Your Circumstance

At Hoge Partners, PLLC, our attorneys assist divorcing or separating parents in Jefferson County throughout the calculation of child support payments.

Whether you are the probable payor or receiver, we can provide sound guidance on what to expect throughout the process and ensure the payments are fair.

As a parent, you may be concerned about your ability to adequately financially support both yourself and your children. Perhaps you have questions relating to a child with special needs or other unique circumstances.

Our team is fully equipped to help individuals in all types of situations.

Let Us Offer Advocacy

We invite you to contact our Louisville office to learn how we can assist. We offer free 15-minute phone consultations. Call us at 502-583-2005 or email us to set up an appointment with one of our lawyers.

We also assist those who need support modifications post-divorce. Learn more today.