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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: How would child support and custody work via private sperm donation?

Hello, I’m supposed to meet a married lesbian couple soon in my home state, Tennessee (I wasn’t sure which state this should go in). They’re from Kentucky and the child would most likely be born there, however conception would happen in Tennessee. They want me to sign a contract primarily... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Sep 16, 2022

It should be covered in the sperm donation contract.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: Are there any rules on stopping child support when the child has quit school has a job and stays at cust. Parent rarely

I have a child support order in Kentucky in which was on two children but my oldest (18) has been removed and I still pay the same amount for my 17 year old BUT BOTH GIRLS 18 & 17 have quit high school and has jobs and rarely stay at custodial parents. Again I the oldest is no longer on the... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Sep 16, 2022

Yes. Make a motion to

Modify your support obligation immediately.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: Much out 17 years old her mother how far back can she hit me for child support
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Sep 7, 2022

From the date she files the motion for support forward.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: Can I ask for back child support now after my ex took my son back only 6 months ago

I had him for 7 years never asked her for anything now so hg e w ants me to pay can I find ok anything

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Aug 28, 2022

No. Unfortunately, you cannot.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: How do they think your supposed to get to work if they take your license I owe back child support

I have been wondering why they do that it just makes it hard to get to work to actually pay your support and can't get hardship license for child support but can for driving drunk makes no sense

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Aug 25, 2022

The theory behind it is that if you haven’t started paying support by the time they move to suspend your license, you’re never going to pay anyway so they may as well exact punishment in the form of yanking your license. You may be able to make an agreement with them to not suspend your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Kentucky on
Q: What is the process for divorces?. Need child support and custody figured out. Will Not fight for anything else.
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Aug 25, 2022

You need to file a petition for dissolution of marriage in the circuit court for the county in which you reside. Support and custody will be dealt with after you file your petition.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: After my son's dad passed away he chose to live with his sister.Now he's 18. Can they put me in jail for 3500 arrearages
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Aug 23, 2022

Yes, if you were ordered to pay and did not pay.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: Is there a higher earner factor to child support in Kentucky?

My ex spouse earns approx 400k a year in California and I between 30 - 65k (commission based) in Kentucky. I have received 1688 monthly for our 2 children still under 18 w/out any other help and they are with him approximately 6 weeks in the year. I unfortunately forfeited alimony (married 17... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jul 29, 2022

The guidelines go quite high in calculating income but if the earnings exceed the top of the chart, the court can make the necessary computations and adjustments to properly calculate the appropriate amount.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: My baby mama is taking my son to Africa, we have an active child support case,can she travel with my son& what can I do

She’s leaving for 3 weeks, she lied to court that I was there for her since birth when I have always been there, did baby shower, paid for her rent when she gave birth etc and when it was time for her to get back to work, I changed my schedule so she can go to work, I used to stay with my son... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jul 29, 2022

If paternity has not yet been established and you have not been adjudicated the father, she can come and go with him as she pleases because your rights have not yet been legally established.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: Can my daughter get cs for her daughter who is 10, he has no income and probably homeless,and stays in jail?

He probably draws ssi,it's the only income he's ever had.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jul 23, 2022

Possibly. She needs to file a petition for an award of support immediately if it has not already been ordered.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: My ex husband is $3500 in arrears for child support. There is a $750 bench warrant for Failure to Appear already out on

Him.... he ran to Ohio and CSEA will not do anything like file the felony warrant to get him. What can I do????

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jul 16, 2022

File a contempt motion against him in your divorce/custody case.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: How can I get my child support case moved to another County that I live in

I was going to court where I'm living an now it has been moved to a country 2 hours away

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jul 16, 2022

You likely cannot have it moved unless it is in a county in which none of the parties and child currently reside.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: If my children's father wants to be taken off child support, and I agree, will he have to sign over all his rights?

He has mentioned several times that I need to take him off child support and take care of my children myself. They are his responsibility as well, but I don't need his money as I have been raising these kids on my own for 4 years, and he was late on child support so many times it wouldn't... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jul 16, 2022

No. Not unless that is the deal you negotiate. Even so, that will not negate his arrearage, again, unless that is something you negotiate.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: We established paternity thru the child support office when my child was a newborn but didn't not established child

Support at that time. My daughter is now 3. Can I get retroactive CS?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jul 16, 2022

Yes, as kind as you file for it before your daughter turns four. After age four, you will only be able to receive support from when you actually file with no retroactivity.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: How can my youngest daughter wave my back child support if me her and sister's are grown now out of school ,

It's been twenty years of us going through this ,how can we get help see if they may close my case on bk reage please helps

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jul 16, 2022

She can simply file an agreed order saying it’s been waived or satisfied.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: What legal rights does a father have if he is not on the birth certificate?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jul 5, 2022

None until paternity is established by admission, affidavit or blood test.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: I am pregnant with my ex bf’s child but I am now legally married to someone else. what are my ex’s parental rights?

I live in kentucky.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jul 1, 2022

If paternity is established, your ex bf has the same rights, responsibilities and obligations as any other father in Krntucky.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: My sons father owes $15k of child support.I currently live in KY and he lives in Puerto Rico how can i file a complaint?

For non payment

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jun 30, 2022

Go to the county attorney for your county and ask them to enforce the child support order against him, although it may be difficult with him in Puerto Rico.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: If a custodial parent waives back child support arrears can they later add them back to what the other parent owes
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jun 29, 2022

The custodial parent theoretically has no right to waive support owed to the minor and the prevailing thought is no. However, if that agreement to waive is reached snd not challenged, it might stand up for other reasons.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: If my Ex get's remarried can I file a child support adjustment with 50/50 joint custody?

I've been divorced for a year and we have 50/50 joint custody my ex spouse remarried a few months after, Am I able to file a child support adjustment? In addition she was able to claim 0 income based on we have a child under the age of 3 that child will be turning 3 in a few weeks is that also... Read more »

Anna Aleksander
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Anna Aleksander
answered on Jun 8, 2022

The fact that she got married will not make a difference In Kentucky. It is the income of the mother that matters. If the child is over three and she is still not working you may be able to file to modify.

You should know Kentucky now has new laws for child support in a 50/50 time sharing...
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