Kentucky Child Support Questions & Answers

Q: If the father of my child doesn't show up to child support court what would happen? This is the first time.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on
Answered on May 17, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
Case could be continued or case could be heard and child support set on his income if known and your income or set on the needs of the child if his info is not available.
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Q: Will she be allowed to raised child support again if my husbands son goes back to California

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on
Answered on May 16, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
Not unless there has been a material change in circumstances in your husbands financial conditions resulting in a 15% or more increase in child support.
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Q: I need legal advice on what to do in the case with my daughter and terminating his legal rights. I am on a budget!!

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Child Support for Kentucky on
Answered on May 7, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
Contact a local family law attorney who specializes in adoptions. If your ex is willing to sign to terminate, it should be a relatively simple process.
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Q: If you receive food stamps can they take some money out of it if your ex isnt on child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on
Answered on May 7, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
Yes. Under certain circumstances they can. Right or wrong, the idea behind it is to encourage custodial parents to seek support from noncustodial parents and remove some of the burden for payment from the state. Those who comply are not penalized but those who don’t comply sometimes are penalized
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Q: Is child support based off income or percent of time child is with either parent?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on
Answered on May 5, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
Child support is set by statute under KRS 403.211. It is based on the gross income of the parents. In some cases, where time is roughly equal and custody is shared, the parties can agree or the court can deviate from the guidelines and reduce or modify the amount of support paid.
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Q: Can the court make me pay more in child support that will not allow me to pay my bills?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on
Answered on May 4, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
Yes. Child support is set according to the child Support Guidelines based on the gross income of the parents. A persons bills are variable. However, if your bills are extraordinary or more than most, that could leave with little or no money because bills are not factored into the payment.
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Q: I missed a traffic court date after being released from jail on own recognizance my charges are driving on suspended

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Family Law and Child Support for Kentucky on
Answered on Apr 28, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
You need to hire a lawyer to redocket both asap and try and limit your exposure. You can be punished for being behind on support and the custodian can be punished for breaking the court order, but they are separate and distinct issues independent of each other.

Q: Can I get my ex's rights terminated?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Child Support for Kentucky on
Answered on Apr 27, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
If your husband is willing to adopt her, he can file a petition for adoption. If your ex defaults or doesn’t contest it, it very likely will be granted. If he does contest it, you will have to show that he is an unfit parent (ie prison, abandonment, lack of acknowledgment of child) and that it is in the child’s best interests that the adoption be granted. Consult an adoption attorney in your town who can guide you through the process.

Q: My ex husband recently started paying child support for our daughter about a year ago he has never paid until now my new

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Child Support for Kentucky on
Answered on Apr 27, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
If your new husband has adopted her, your ex husbands parental rights and obligation to pay child support have been terminated. However, if he had a child support arrearage that accrued and existed up to the time of termination and adoption, he still owes that arrearage and is still obligated to pay it.

Q: I pay 800 dollars a month child support on my 2 children to Tennessee based on Military pay 11 yrs ago.

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Answered on Apr 25, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
You should go to the court that set the child support originally (either Kentucky or Tennessee) and make a motion to reduce your child support based on a change of circumstances. The state that set the support is the only place it can be reduced.
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Q: My sons father and I ( not married) separated when he was one. He is now six. No child support. Will he owe back pay?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on
Answered on Apr 18, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
Since the child is over age three, child support will only begin with the filing of a petition to establish support and a motion for child support. There is no back pay prior to filing.

Q: what is a case management conference in a custody battle and what should i expect?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Nov 25, 2017
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
Case management meeting will determine how to proceed with proceedings in your kids' custody matter. Would help you to attend and be watchful of kids' interest.

Q: If we pay support to ky but are behind, if we move to florida will my fiance be arrested for failure to pay?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on
Answered on Jul 17, 2017
Stephen J. Plog's answer
You really need to talk to a KY or FL attorney. Laws are different in each state. In CO, you are not going to be arrested for not paying support, but could go to jail after a contempt of court hearing if you are found to be in contempt for not paying support. You could also be arrested if you are served with contempt papers, fail to appear, and then a warrant is issued.

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