Asked in Divorce and Child Support for Kentucky

Q: I am a 51 year old woman with a 15 year old son with Aspergers. I have been a stay at home mom for 15 years.

I am on disibility. Today I went to KY legal aide in my area to get a retainer to file for divorce from my husband of 21 years. We were both miserable in the marriage and he moved out 6 months ago. He makes 70,000 a year. I was told today that I shouldn’t even bother filing for alimony/maintenance because I am seeing someone for the past month. Also that I will only get about $400 in child support a month. This seems really low given my son’s needs. Does this sound accurate?

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Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: That does not sound accurate. You might want to check with a private lawyer before you accept that.

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