Easily Calculate Child Support Payments in Kentucky
If you're someone who is subject to paying child support or you're a parent looking to demand child support payments, you may be wondering how payments are calculated in the state of Kentucky and how much the noncustodial parent will be obligated to pay.
In the State of Kentucky, child support is calculated using a variety of factors, such as the parent's income and how much time each parent spends with the child. Unfortunately, getting a clear picture of how much you will owe for child support can be difficult.
Even with a quick online search, it can be hard for parents to navigate what actually goes into monthly payments. And then you may have questions about how child support affects income taxes.
Here at DoNotPay, we believe that every parent should have a clear understanding of what goes into child support payments. Today we're going to provide some additional information on how the State of Kentucky calculates child support and how DoNotPay can help you lower your payments if you believe you are unjustly paying too much.
How Are Child Support Payments Enforced in Kentucky?
The state of Kentucky offers child support enforcement through their Kentucky Interactive website.
This enforcement agency provides answers for parents who need enforcement support for the child from the noncustodial parent. It can take a few months to sort everything out. With the enforcement agency, parents can get help with the following:
- Locating the noncustodial parent
- Helping the physical parent establish paternity
- Help to enforce child and/or medical support
- Aid in the collection and enforcement of current child support payments as well as past-due payments
Please note that Kentucky's child enforcement office is not able to assist with visitation and custody as per federal regulations.
How Do Child Support Cases Work in Kentucky?
Both parents in Kentucky have financial responsibility for the child. But the noncustodial parent makes payments in the form of child support should the parent or noncustodial parent choose to establish child support. The amount that the noncustodial parent will need to pay depends on a variety of factors. Two factors that the judge will consider include:
- Income of each parent
- Number of children that require support
The noncustodial parent will be required to pay child support payments until the child is 18. Note that parents may need to pay until 19 if the child is still in high school. Some parents agree amongst themselves to pay an amount different than what is set by the guidelines. While this is possible, it must go through court approval first.
It's important to keep in mind that a court can also increase or decrease child support payments in the event the guidelines that were set aren't fair for the noncustodial parent or if the noncustodial parent isn't meeting the child's financial needs.
|Who Can Apply For Child Support Services?||Any parent that has physical custody of the child and needs to establish a child support order or child support collection for current and/or past-due child support payments can apply for child support.|
|Can Child Support Services be Requested Before the Birth of the Child?||Some parents want to be proactive and set up payments before the birth of the child. However, child support services cannot be requested until after the child is born.|
How is Child Support Calculated in Kentucky
Child support payments in Kentucky are easily calculated using their child support payment calculator. The calculator will ask you a few important questions to help determine your projected payments. Here are a few questions that you will need to answer.
- How many children are involved?
- How much is your current child support obligation, if any?
- How often do you make these payments? (if applicable)
The calculator will continue to ask you a variety of other questions, including the gross income of the custodial parent, child care costs, etc.
How DoNotPay Can Help You Demand Child Support Payments
Do you need to request child support payments for a noncustodial parent? Let DoNotPay help you successfully file a demand letter and get the compensation you deserve. Caring for children is a big responsibility, and it can certainly take a toll on the physical parent financially.
For some parents, initiating child support payments can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, getting child support started can take longer than expected, especially depending on the situation. Luckily, DoNotPay is fast, easy, and successful and can get the process started on your behalf.
How to file a demand letter for late child support payments using DoNotPay:
- Search child support on DoNotPay and enter the details of the person who owes the payments.
- Tell us more about the payment schedule, including the amount and frequency of the payments, the last payment they made and number of missed payments, and how much they owe you in total.
- Confirm your contact information and select whether you want us to mail or email the letter on your behalf. Choose how you would like to receive the payment and verify your signature.
And that's it! DoNotPay will file the demand letter on your behalf. If you don't hear back or see the payment within 2 weeks of delivery, you can escalate the case to court. DoNotPay makes it easier for parents to demand child support payments. If you're ready to get the process started, sign up today to get started!