Establishing And Enforcing Child Support

Last updated on October 6, 2020

In the state of Kentucky, children have the right to financial support whether their parents are divorced, legally separated or were never in a defined relationship. Adequate support increases children’s health and well-being, which contributes to proper development and greater future opportunities. Pearson & Paris, P.S.C., in La Grange aggressively fights for fair and consistent child support.

Legal Obligations

Under Kentucky law, both parents have an obligation to provide financial support to their minor children. This can be through payment of a child support order or by direct payment of expenses such as housing, utilities, food, clothing and educational expenses.

The state has minimum payment standards (Child Support Guidelines) that utilize a formula based on:

  • The custody and parenting time arrangement of the parents
  • The number of children for whom support is sought
  • The number of children from other relationships for which support is paid
  • The income of each parent
  • The costs of health insurance or other medical needs
  • Any extraordinary expenses

When child support is not paid as ordered, our firm can act to remedy the situation. Legal interventions can include wage assignments, garnishments, liens and contempt of court proceedings. If payment of child support by the other parent becomes an issue, we can advise you regarding which type of solution is best for your situation.

Get Help Today

You do not need to feel alone in your fight for proper support for your children. Give the La Grange office of Pearson & Paris, P.S.C., a call today at 502-688-5200 or email us to schedule an initial consultation.