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Custodial vs. non-custodial parents

From alimony to the distribution of property a couple obtained over the course of their marriage, family law issues often result in a number of challenges for couples. However, those related to children, such as child support and custody, are often particularly stressful for people in Fort Mitchell, and across the whole state of Kentucky. For parents, it is crucial to understand key terms, such as the differences between custodial parents and non-custodial parents.

According to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, custodial parents are those who have physical custody of their child. Often, custodial parents are the biological mother or father of their child. However, a child's caretakers or other relatives are considered the custodial parent in some cases. On the other hand, non-custodial parents do not have custody and are required to pay support for their child's medical costs and other needs.

There are a number of factors courts consider when calculating child support, such as a parent's income and child care costs. For custodial parents, child support can assist with raising children after a divorce. However, some non-custodial parents struggle with making their payments on time, which can result in serious consequences.

Dealing with a dispute related to custody or child support is often difficult, especially since couples can have a wide range of disagreements. For example, some may disagree on parenting plans, while non-custodial parents may have trouble paying the child support they owe. With so much at stake, it is essential for parents to make their child's best interests a top priority at all times.

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