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What is the minimum child support law in Kentucky?

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According to Kentucky law, there is not a minimum amount of child support. Instead, the income of both parents and the number of children determines the amount of child support the non-custodial parent pays, explains Legal Aid Network of Kentucky.

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The courts combine the income of both parents and determine the combined child support obligation. Using a chart, the courts then determine the percentage of their overall income that each parent must provide, explains the Legal Aid Network of Kentucky. The non-custodial parent’s monthly payment is paid to the parent with whom the child resides.

In addition to child support responsibilities, both parents take on responsibility for child care payments and health care expenses in a percentage equal to the percentage of their income.

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