In Kentucky, as in many jurisdictions, you generally do not have to respond to every motion filed against you, but choosing not to respond could have consequences. When a motion is filed, it usually sets forth a legal argument or request that the court will consider. If you do not file a response,...View More
Non-married parents. previous case with cabinet but ended with custody returned to both parties, with no parenting schedule. M. has had child majority of time til about 1 year where time was split equal. But we are going to court and I didnt file first and now our child is in his physical custody.... View More
My ex wife and I had an agreement in our decree that I would pay any child care expenses related to babysitting. He's getting older now and we both agree that a regular child support payment is needed. Can the court order back child support over the existing court order?
Could they? Yes. Would they, most likely not. Best practice would be for you and ex to sign an agreed order as to the new terms. The courts generally do not tamper with agreements of the parties unless they are patently unfair.
If you have been paying child support to the other parent, ensure you have statements of proof (bank statements, money transfer app statements, etc). A parent is finically responsible for their child. CPS involvement does not change that.
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...View More
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... View More
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.
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.
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... View More
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...View More
original petiton states they should get custody, but never states that the other is unfit nor why they shouldnt have custody. so when we go to court and the judge ask why one isnt fit, can they use arguments not listed in original petiton against the responsdent?
Theyve been together not long at all and now live together too. But when i had to leave my daughter with my ex for a couple months she started real quick on thats her family and ecen my ex says their son. What do i do? The new spouse is trying to come on too strong and my ex has never respected the... View More
In Kentucky, if you've filed for child support but haven't yet gone to court, you may have the option to withdraw or cancel the filing if both parties have come to an agreement on child support arrangements.
Im a single mother of 1. He doesn't financially help me with anything. Hes in her life he sees her but he doesn't help me with things that she needs. I mean he will buy her stuff from time to time but he doesn't have a place. He lives with his mom. I have my own place and i pay my... View More
My child is going to be 2 soon and I recently moved to another state 6 months ago.. my child’s father didn’t bother to visit for a whole 6 months until this past weekend and I decided to bring up child support. I felt it was fair I’m living alone and pay all the bills for my toddler, if... View More
He paid nothing in May or June and currently nothing in July as of the 13th. I have reached out to the Child Support office but my "case worker" apparently retired within the last month and they are going to assign me another case worker but I haven't heard anything or received... View More
My ex doesn't work and lives in govt. housing, receives medical coverage from the state and receives food stamps. I pay for any extra costs she might incur, like medical expenses or clothes during the school year. She lives 3 hours away and we don't have a half way exchange point. I drive... View More
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