We are often asked “can you agree to deviate from Kentucky’s child support calculations in a divorce in Louisville or Jefferson County?” Here in Kentucky child support is to be based upon the multiple factors contained within the “Child Support Estimation Calculator.” It may be possible for the couple to agree upon an amount which is different from guideline child support. The Court will still begin with the estimator’s calculation, and the parties must present written information (on the record) as to why a deviation from guideline child support is requested.
Generally speaking the request of the Court must include the guideline calculation, the amount the couple is requesting, the reasons for seeking an amount which is different than guideline support and evidence as to why this request remains in the best interests of the child(ren).
The experienced divorce and family law attorneys at Dodd & Dodd have extensive experience and legal skill in these cases. There are many reasons to deviate from Kentucky’s child support calculations in a divorce which may be requested and approved by the Court. Each case is unique, and our attorneys will work with you to develop supporting evidence and documentation to support your request.
Often these agreements are the result of mediation. The parties may wish to offset child support with an increase in maintenance, a balancing adjustment in the division of marital property or retirement assets which is financially advantageous to the recipient and the payor of child support, while preserving the best interests of the child(ren).
If you are concerned about child support in a Jefferson County or Louisville divorce we invite you to review the recommendations of our clients and contact Dodd & Dodd or call 502-584-1108 to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled attorneys.