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Visitation & Child Support in Louisville, KY

Whether the parties were married and are now seeking divorce, were an unmarried couple, or never lived together, the separation of parents means the need for a visitation schedule and child support. These two issues can be addressed in a number of different types of Court cases, including a divorce case, a custody case, or a paternity case.


Visitation When the parents of a child do not reside together the parties need to set a visitation schedule to ensure that both parents will be able to spend time with the child. Visitation schedules can be established as part of a divorce case or, in the case of unmarried parents, a custody or a paternity case. Visitation schedules range from those that allow each parent to have equal time with the child, to every other weekend, to limited, or supervised visitation. It is important to work with an experienced family law attorney to establish a visitation schedule that is in the best interest of your child.
Visitation is also referred to as parenting time. The ideal schedule is different for every child. Visitation schedules can be established by agreement, out of mediation, or by Court Order. Whether you are working to establish an initial schedule or changing your current parenting schedule, contact your Louisville family lawyers today to discuss your case.
Child Support In most cases one parent will be obligated to pay child support to the other parent. Child support is established based on KRS 403.212. When determining the amount of child support a party should pay, the Court considers the income of each party, the cost of medical insurance for the child, and the cost of work related childcare. Extraordinary medical expenses are typically divided in proportion to the parties income, and are not factored in to the amount of child support. The amount of time each parent spends with the child is also considered in the calculation of child support. Even if child support has previously been set by the Court, it can be increased or decreased, if there is a 15% change in the amount of child support that should be paid. Contact an attorney at Durrett & Kersting today to discuss your child support case.

I am not getting to see my child, what can I do?

If you have a visitation schedule and the other parent is not following it, you can seek relief from the Court by filing a motion for contempt, and ask them to enforce the current Order. If you do not have a visitation schedule and the other parent will not allow you to see the child you will need to start a Court case, or make a motion for a visitation schedule. Contact Contact the experienced family lawyers at Durrett & Kersting to discuss your visitation rights and ensure you get a schedule that works best for you and your child.

My child support is too high, what can I do?

If there has been a change in circumstances since the Court last established your child support, you may be entitled to a modification of your child support amount. A motion for modification can be filed with the Court if there is a 15% change in the amount of child support that would be paid. If you believe you are entitled to a reduction in your child support, contact your Louisville Family Lawyer today to discuss your case.


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