What happens when a parent doesn’t follow the rules?

Melissa DossCustody, Divorce, Lawyer

custody

I recently heard a story about a divorced couple with two children. The former spouses adopted the state guidelines for their divorce which stated the mother retained full custody while the father had every other weekend, one evening on opposite weeks, and a full week a year for vacation. For a short time, everybody followed the rules, but eventually the … Read More

How is child support calculated?

Melissa DossDivorce

I think the number one question I receive on a regular basis is “how is child support calculated?” In Kentucky, when a court sets child support, the court begins by looking at the monthly gross income of both parents. Please note that it is not based on the parent’s take home pay. The court will use both salary history and W2’s for the last … Read More

Child Support in Kentucky: An Overview

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Kentucky Child Support

By Melissa H. Doss, Attorney Child support can be a confusing topic. However, under Kentucky law, both parents have a duty to support their child or children, and both have a right to expect the other parent to assist with support. Child support is a payment made by a noncustodial parent for the care of his or her child. The Kentucky … Read More