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Child Support in Louisville

The general rules for Child Support in Louisville are as follows:

First, any parent, custodian or agency “substantially contributing” to the financial needs of a child may seek child support.  KRS 403.211(1).

Second, the Kentucky Child Support Guidelines presumably apply to Child Support in Kentucky.  KRS 403.211(2).  I have written earlier about some factors which rebut the presumption that the Guidelines apply.  In most cases, Family Court applies the Guidelines.

Third, when Child Support is awarded, the Court may “…allocate between the parents, in proportion to their combined monthly adjusted parental gross income, reasonable and necessary child care costs incurred due to employment, job search, or education leading to employment…”.  KRS 403.211(6).  The education is that pursued by the parent.

Fourth, when private health insurance is available, Family Court may Order the parent to whom it is available to pay.  The cost of health care insurance attributable to the children is allocated in the same way daycare is allocated.  KRS 403.211(7).

Fifth, the cost of uninsured medical expenses incurred on behalf of the children may also be allocated between the parents in proportion to their combined monthly adjusted parental gross income.  KRS 403.211(9).

The Guidelines are set out in KRS 403.212.  It contemplates combined monthly adjusted parental gross income from $0 to $15,000 per month and from one to six children.  For information about when the Guidelines do not apply, read my blog and pages on the topic.

If you are modifying (either increasing or decreasing) Child Support in Louisville, the same rules apply.  However, child support will not change unless it is a substantial and continuing change, presumably a fifteen percent (15%) increase or decrease.

If your family is going through a change, please feel free to give me a call.  Also, please feel free to learn more at my website or The Louisville Divorce Attorney or The Louisville Divorce Lawyer if you are not ready to talk.  Thanks for reading.

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