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Kentucky Child Support Laws

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The Kentucky child support laws are based on the income shares model, where the parents’ combined incomes are taken as a base for determining child support amounts.

  • Sections 403.211 50 .213 prescribes the process of computing gross income and expenses that can deduct from the gross income for determining net income.
  • Extraordinary expenses like the child’s dental care, emergency medical expenses, and the own expenses of the parents shall also take into account for determining the child custody award.
  • Based on the parents’ combined monthly income, after providing necessary adjustments for taxes and essential expenses, the court shall direct the liability of each parent.

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