Child Support Representation
Any issue involving your children has the potential to become emotional and contentious due to how important they are. In any case involving child support, it is in your best interest to have an experienced advocate looking out for your rights and the best interest of your children.
At Sheehan, Barnett, Dean, Pennington, Dexter & Tucker, P.S.C., we have experience helping parents navigate Kentucky’s child support laws. This includes seeking modification of existing child support structures and pursuing contempt motions when a parent fails to make payments in a timely fashion.
Equal Custody Does Not Equal No Child Support
There is a presumption in Kentucky child custody cases that parents will receive equal time with their children. This has resulted in a misconception that child support is no longer an issue since equal parenting time eliminates the need for support. This is not true. Child support is primarily granted as a result of income disparity between the parents. Even in a situation where parents have equal income and equal parenting time, the judge still has discretion to award child support.
Inaccurate Information Leads To Unfair Child Support
If child support battles are rarer than in the past, why is it still crucial to make sure you have an experienced family law attorney representing you? One reason is that child support is determined based on the financial standing of the parents, primarily their incomes. A skilled family law attorney can make sure that the numbers being considered by the judge are accurate and truly reflective of the situation.