Spousal and Child Support
Both parents are responsible for supporting their child regardless of whether the marriage is terminated or not. Typically, if one of the parents has primary custody, he/she is assumed to contribute to the child's welfare directly in everyday care. And the non-custodial parent may be ordered to pay fixed child support. The amount of child support differs for each divorce case and family. It is calculated under the Kentucky Child Support Guidelines, which takes into account the parents' combined adjusted gross income, number of children, and other factors.
The spouses may determine an amount of child support, which differs from that recommended by the guidelines, and submit their decision to the court. If the judge finds this amount reasonable and fair, it will be approved, particularly if the sum is more significant than the recommended minimum, which is aimed to cover just the basic needs.
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