How is child support determined in Kentucky?

Generally speaking, if a child lives with only one of his/her parents then the non-custodial parent is required to pay child support. How much is determined by the combined monthly adjusted parental gross income listed in the Child Support Guideline Table with the minimum being $60.

How is Combined Monthly Adjust Parental Gross Income calculated?

The combined adjusted gross income is the gross incomes of both parents minus:

  • Amount of any pre-existing orders for prior spouses
  • Amount of any pre-existing orders for prior-born children
  • Support for any prior-born children legally responsible for and providing support for

What if my income is above the Kentucky Child Support Guidelines?

The courts will typically determine what the reasonable needs of the child or children are in these instances. "Reasonable needs" can take into account such factors as previous standards of living.

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Sources: Kentucky Revised Statutes section 403.212: