KENTUCKY CHILD SUPPORT LAWS & REGULATIONS UPDATE 2023
A DECADE OF CHANGE: AN OVERVIEW OF KENTUCKY’S CHILD SUPPORT LAWS AND REGULATIONS TIMELINE (2013-2023)
Kentucky’s child support laws and regulations have evolved over the last decade to ensure fair and effective support for children and families. This article highlights key changes in Kentucky’s child support landscape from 2013 to 2023.
2013: Child Support Guidelines Review
– Review and update of child support guidelines to reflect changing economic realities.
2014: Shared Parenting Emphasis
– Emphasis on shared parenting arrangements in child support calculations.
2015: Child Support Enforcement Enhancements
– Strengthening of child support enforcement measures for consistent payments.
2016: Access to Online Resources
– Provision of online resources for parents to manage child support cases.
2017: Income Verification Improvements
– Enhanced methods for verifying parents’ income to ensure accurate support calculations.
2018: Child Support Modification Simplification
– Simplification of child support modification processes for easier access.
2019: Holistic Child Well-being Focus
– Focus on the overall well-being of the child in child support considerations.
2020: Remote Communication Costs
– Consideration of costs related to remote communication in child support calculations.
2021: Efficient Disbursement Methods
– Adoption of efficient methods for disbursement of child support payments.
2022: Regular Review and Updates
– Regular review and updates to keep child support guidelines current.
2023: Ongoing Alignment with Family Dynamics
– Continuous alignment of child support regulations with changing family dynamics.
Kentucky’s commitment to child support reform ensures that children receive the necessary financial support while considering the well-being of all parties involved. These changes reflect Kentucky’s dedication to creating a supportive environment for families.
The Kentucky Division of Child Support is a branch of the Kentucky Department of Community Based Services.
When attempting to locate a custodial parent, you should provide as much information as possible, preferably with a social security number, employer information, and the names of relatives and friends.
Child support payments are determined with consideration for the financial status of the child, income of the parents as well as medical needs. Child support payments must be made until the child is the age of 18, or 19 if the child is still in high school.
If you require a modification of a child support payment, you may contact Kentucky child support services for a caseworker that can help you review and modify orders every three years.