Child Support

In Kentucky, both parents are obligated to contribute to the financial support of their children. This often results in the parent who has less time with the children making monthly child support payments to the parent who has the majority of the parenting time.  The child support amount is often calculated using Kentucky’s statutory child support guidelines, although the court is permitted to deviate from the guidelines under certain circumstances.  Due to the court’s ability to deviate from the guidelines based on the unique circumstances of each family, it is important for a parent to seek advice from an experienced family law attorney prior to agreeing to a child support figure with the other parent.  The attorneys at Johnson Cook Abbott & Ahrens, PLLC handle complex child support cases on a daily basis and can provide assistance in determining an appropriate child support amount.  Our attorneys can also assist you in modifying your child support obligation or terminating child support.