Users' questions

Does child support go down if the father has another baby in Kentucky?

Does child support go down if the father has another baby in Kentucky?

Kentucky law allows a reduction in child support if a parent has additional dependent children. As mentioned above, either parent can seek to have child support adjusted by motioning the court.

What are the child support laws in Kentucky?

Under Kentucky law, both parents have a duty to support their child or children, and both have a right to expect the other parent to assist with support. What if paternity has not been established? Is there a deadline for filing a paternity suit? What if paternity is not an issue, but the other parent cannot be found?

Can a cabinet file a child support action against an absent parent?

If the Cabinet cannot get the absent parent to sign an agreement for payment of support, its attorney will file a court Child Support action against him or her. The custodial parent will be required to testify that she is not receiving support from the absent parent.

Can a non custodial parent keep child support payments?

A child also has a right to regular visits with the non-custodial parent, even if the parents are disagreeing about child support. Therefore a court will not allow a parent to keep back child support payments as a way to get visitation, or to keep back visitation as a way to get child support.

When do parents have to pay child support?

Parents must pay support until the child reaches the age of 18. However, if the child is still in high school when he or she turns 18, child support must continue until high school graduation or at least until the end of the school year when the child turns 19.

How does child support enforcement work in Kentucky?

If a child is receiving K-TAP benefits, the Commonwealth of Kentucky will bring a child support action against the non-custodial parent (s) to obtain re-payment for the state’s support of the child. The local Child Support Enforcement office will contact the child’s custodian to get the name and address of the non-custodial parent (s).

Who is the noncustodial parent in Kentucky child support?

The Kentucky Child Support Program refers to a parent who does not have physical custody of a child (ren) as the noncustodial parent (NCP). A noncustodial parent is ordered to provide child and/or medical support for the children. Who is the Custodial Parent?

How much does it cost to get child support in Kentucky?

In those cases where custody of the child (ren) has changed and there is past-due support owed to the inactive custodial parent and current support owed to the current custodial parent, the fee of $35.00 will be taken after the active custodial parent receives $550.00, regardless of how the money disburses on the case.

When does the obligation to pay child support end?

No. The child support obligation does not end when a parent becomes incarcerated. When released from incarceration, the parent will need to contact the local child support office handling the case to provide an updated address, employment information and make payment arrangements.