Kentucky Revised Statutes Title XXXV. Domestic Relations § 403.212. Child support guidelines;  terms to be applied in calculations;  table




(1)  The following provisions and child support table shall be the child support guidelines established for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

(2)  For the purposes of the child support guidelines:

(a) “Income” means actual gross income of the parent if employed to full capacity or potential income if unemployed or underemployed.

(b) “Gross income” includes income from any source, except as excluded in this subsection, and includes but is not limited to income from salaries, wages, retirement and pension funds, commissions, bonuses, dividends, severance pay, pensions, interest, trust income, annuities, capital gains, Social Security benefits, workers' compensation benefits, unemployment insurance benefits, disability insurance benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), gifts, prizes, and alimony or maintenance received.  Specifically excluded are benefits received from means-tested public assistance programs, including but not limited to public assistance as defined under Title IV-A of the Federal Social Security Act  1, and food stamps.

(c) For income from self-employment, rent, royalties, proprietorship of a business, or joint ownership of a partnership or closely held corporation, “gross income” means gross receipts minus ordinary and necessary expenses required for self-employment or business operation.  Straight-line depreciation, using Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidelines, shall be the only allowable method of calculating depreciation expense in determining gross income.  Specifically excluded from ordinary and necessary expenses for purposes of this guideline shall be investment tax credits or any other business expenses inappropriate for determining gross income for purposes of calculating child support.  Income and expenses from self-employment or operation of a business shall be carefully reviewed to determine an appropriate level of gross income available to the parent to satisfy a child support obligation.  In most cases, this amount will differ from a determination of business income for tax purposes.  Expense reimbursement or in-kind payments received by a parent in the course of employment, self-employment, or operation of a business or personal use of business property or payments of expenses by a business, shall be counted as income if they are significant and reduce personal living expenses such as a company or business car, free housing, reimbursed meals, or club dues.

(d) If a parent is voluntarily unemployed or underemployed, child support shall be calculated based on a determination of potential income, except that a determination of potential income shall not be made for a parent who is physically or mentally incapacitated or is caring for a very young child, age three (3) or younger, for whom the parents owe a joint legal responsibility.  Potential income shall be determined based upon employment potential and probable earnings level based on the obligor's or obligee's recent work history, occupational qualifications, and prevailing job opportunities and earnings levels in the community.  A court may find a parent to be voluntarily unemployed or underemployed without finding that the parent intended to avoid or reduce the child support obligation.

(e) “Imputed child support obligation” means the amount of child support the parent would be required to pay from application of the child support guidelines.

(f) Income statements of the parents shall be verified by documentation of both current and past income.  Suitable documentation shall include, but shall not be limited to, income tax returns, paystubs, employer statements, or receipts and expenses if self-employed.

(g) “Combined monthly adjusted parental gross income” means the combined monthly gross incomes of both parents, less any of the following payments made by the parent:

1. The amount of pre-existing orders for current maintenance for prior spouses to the extent payment is actually made and the amount of current maintenance, if any, ordered paid in the proceeding before the court;

2. The amount of pre-existing orders of current child support for prior-born children to the extent payment is actually made under those orders;  and

3. A deduction for the support to the extent payment is made, if a parent is legally responsible for and is actually providing support for other prior-born children who are not the subject of a particular proceeding.  If the prior-born children reside with that parent, an “imputed child support obligation” shall be allowed in the amount which would result from application of the guidelines for the support of the prior-born children.

(h) “Split custody arrangement” means a situation where each parent is the residential custodian for one (1) or more children for whom the parents share a joint legal responsibility.

(3)  The child support obligation set forth in the child support guidelines table shall be divided between the parents in proportion to their combined monthly adjusted parental gross income.

(4)  The child support obligation shall be the appropriate amount for the number of children in the table for whom the parents share a joint legal responsibility.  The minimum amount of child support shall be sixty dollars ($60) per month.

(5)  The court may use its judicial discretion in determining child support in circumstances where combined adjusted parental gross income exceeds the uppermost levels of the guideline table.

(6)  The child support obligation in a split custody arrangement shall be calculated in the following manner:

(a) Two (2) separate child support obligation worksheets shall be prepared, one (1) for each household, using the number of children born of the relationship in each separate household, rather than the total number of children born of the relationship.

(b) The nonresidential custodian with the greater monthly obligation amount shall pay the difference between the obligation amounts, as determined by the worksheets, to the other parent.

(7)  The child support guidelines table is as follows:

COMBINED
MONTHLY
ADJUSTED
PARENTAL
GROSS
INCOME

ONE CHILD

TWO
CHILDREN

THREE

FOUR

FIVE

SIX OR MORE

$     0

$   60

$   60

$   60

$   60

$   60

$   60

    100

    60

    60

    60

    60

    60

    60

    200

    70

    70

    70

    70

    70

    70

    300

    80

    80

    80

    80

    80

    80

    400

    90

    90

    90

    90

    90

    90

    500

   100

   105

   110

   115

   120

   125

    600

   120

   125

   130

   135

   140

   145

    700

   140

   156

   161

   166

   171

   176

    800

   160

   203

   208

   213

   218

   223

    900

   180

   261

   266

   271

   276

   281

  1,000

   195

   303

   325

   330

   335

   340

  1,100

   212

   324

   384

   389

   394

   399

  1,200

   229

   346

   433

   446

   451

   456

  1,300

   246

   367

   460

   504

   510

   515

  1,400

   262

   392

   491

   554

   576

   582

  1,500

   277

   417

   522

   588

   642

   650

  1,600

   293

   437

   548

   618

   674

   717

  1,700

   308

   458

   574

   647

   706

   755

  1,800

   322

   478

   599

   675

   736

   788

  1,900

   336

   495

   620

   699

   763

   816

  2,000

   350

   512

   642

   723

   789

   844

  2,100

   364

   529

   663

   747

   815

   872

  2,200

   376

   546

   684

   771

   841

   900

  2,300

   389

   563

   706

   795

   868

   928

  2,400

   401

   580

   727

   819

   894

   956

  2,500

   413

   597

   749

   843

   920

   984

  2,600

   424

   614

   770

   867

   946

 1,012

  2,700

   435

   630

   790

   889

   970

 1,038

  2,800

   445

   646

   809

   911

   994

 1,064

  2,900

   455

   662

   829

   934

 1,019

 1,090

  3,000

   465

   677

   849

   956

 1,043

 1,116

  3,100

   475

   693

   868

   978

 1,067

 1,142

  3,200

   485

   709

   888

 1,001

 1,092

 1,168

  3,300

   495

   725

   908

 1,023

 1,116

 1,194

  3,400

   506

   741

   928

 1,045

 1,140

 1,220

  3,500

   516

   757

   947

 1,067

 1,164

 1,246

  3,600

   526

   773

   967

 1,090

 1,189

 1,272

  3,700

   536

   790

   988

 1,113

 1,215

 1,299

  3,800

   548

   808

 1,011

 1,139

 1,243

 1,329

  3,900

   559

   826

 1,033

 1,164

 1,270

 1,359

  4,000

   571

   844

 1,056

 1,190

 1,298

 1,388

  4,100

   580

   862

 1,078

 1,215

 1,326

 1,418

  4,200

   592

   880

 1,101

 1,240

 1,353

 1,448

  4,300

   603

   898

 1,123

 1,266

 1,381

 1,477

  4,400

   615

   916

 1,146

 1,291

 1,409

 1,507

  4,500

   626

   933

 1,161

 1,316

 1,435

 1,535

  4,600

   636

   949

 1,181

 1,338

 1,459

 1,561

  4,700

   647

   964

 1,200

 1,360

 1,483

 1,586

  4,800

   657

   980

 1,220

 1,381

 1,507

 1,612

  4,900

   667

   995

 1,239

 1,403

 1,531

 1,637

  5,000

   676

 1,010

 1,257

 1,424

 1,554

 1,661

  5,100

   686

 1,025

 1,275

 1,444

 1,576

 1,685

  5,200

   695

 1,039

 1,294

 1,465

 1,599

 1,709

  5,300

   705

 1,054

 1,312

 1,486

 1,621

 1,733

  5,400

   714

 1,069

 1,330

 1,506

 1,644

 1,757

  5,500

   724

 1,083

 1,348

 1,527

 1,666

 1,781

  5,600

   733

 1,098

 1,367

 1,548

 1,689

 1,805

  5,700

   743

 1,113

 1,385

 1,568

 1,712

 1,829

  5,800

   753

 1,127

 1,403

 1,589

 1,734

 1,853

  5,900

   762

 1,142

 1,421

 1,610

 1,757

 1,877

  6,000

   772

 1,157

 1,440

 1,630

 1,779

 1,901

  6,100

   781

 1,171

 1,458

 1,651

 1,802

 1,926

  6,200

   791

 1,186

 1,476

 1,672

 1,824

 1,950

  6,300

   800

 1,198

 1,498

 1,690

 1,844

 1,970

  6,400

   808

 1,209

 1,511

 1,705

 1,860

 1,988

  6,500

   816

 1,219

 1,524

 1,720

 1,876

 2,005

  6,600

   823

 1,230

 1,538

 1,735

 1,893

 2,023

  6,700

   830

 1,240

 1,551

 1,750

 1,909

 2,040

  6,800

   837

 1,251

 1,564

 1,764

 1,925

 2,058

  6,900

   844

 1,261

 1,577

 1,779

 1,942

 2,075

  7,000

   851

 1,272

 1,591

 1,794

 1,958

 2,093

  7,100

   858

 1,282

 1,604

 1,809

 1,975

 2,110

  7,200

   865

 1,293

 1,617

 1,824

 1,991

 2,127

  7,300

   872

 1,303

 1,630

 1,839

 2,007

 2,145

  7,400

   879

 1,313

 1,644

 1,854

 2,024

 2,162

  7,500

   885

 1,324

 1,657

 1,869

 2,040

 2,179

  7,600

   891

 1,333

 1,668

 1,881

 2,053

 2,194

  7,700

   896

 1,342

 1,679

 1,893

 2,066

 2,208

  7,800

   901

 1,350

 1,691

 1,905

 2,079

 2,223

  7,900

   907

 1,359

 1,702

 1,917

 2,093

 2,238

  8,000

   912

 1,368

 1,713

 1,929

 2,106

 2,252

  8,100

   917

 1,377

 1,724

 1,941

 2,119

 2,267

  8,200

   922

 1,386

 1,736

 1,953

 2,133

 2,281

  8,300

   928

 1,395

 1,747

 1,965

 2,146

 2,296

  8,400

   933

 1,404

 1,758

 1,977

 2,159

 2,311

  8,500

   938

 1,413

 1,769

 1,989

 2,173

 2,325

  8,600

   944

 1,421

 1,780

 2,002

 2,186

 2,340

  8,700

   949

 1,430

 1,792

 2,014

 2,199

 2,354

  8,800

   954

 1,437

 1,800

 2,024

 2,210

 2,366

  8,900

   958

 1,444

 1,809

 2,033

 2,220

 2,376

  9,000

   962

 1,450

 1,817

 2,042

 2,230

 2,387

  9,100

   966

 1,457

 1,825

 2,052

 2,241

 2,398

  9,200

   971

 1,463

 1,833

 2,061

 2,251

 2,408

  9,300

   975

 1,470

 1,842

 2,070

 2,261

 2,419

  9,400

   979

 1,476

 1,850

 2,079

 2,271

 2,430

  9,500

   983

 1,483

 1,858

 2,089

 2,281

 2,440

  9,600

   988

 1,489

 1,866

 2,098

 2,291

 2,451

  9,700

   992

 1,496

 1,874

 2,107

 2,301

 2,461

  9,800

   996

 1,502

 1,883

 2,117

 2,311

 2,472

  9,900

 1,000

 1,508

 1,891

 2,126

 2,321

 2,483

 10,000

 1,005

 1,515

 1,899

 2,165

 2,331

 2,493

 10,400

 1,022

 1,541

 1,932

 2,202

 2,372

 2,536

 10,500

 1,027

 1,548

 1,940

 2,212

 2,382

 2,546

 10,600

 1,032

 1,554

 1,948

 2,221

 2,392

 2,557

 10,700

 1,036

 1,561

 1,956

 2,230

 2,402

 2,567

 10,800

 1,040

 1,567

 1,965

 2,240

 2,412

 2,578

 10,900

 1,044

 1,573

 1,973

 2,249

 2,422

 2,589

 11,000

 1,049

 1,580

 1,981

 2,258

 2,432

 2,599

 11,100

 1,053

 1,587

 1,989

 2,268

 2,443

 2,610

 11,200

 1,058

 1,593

 1,997

 2,277

 2,453

 2,620

 11,300

 1,062

 1,600

 2,005

 2,286

 2,463

 2,631

 11,400

 1,066

 1,606

 2,013

 2,295

 2,473

 2,642

 11,500

 1,070

 1,613

 2,021

 2,305

 2,483

 2,652

 11,600

 1,075

 1,619

 2,029

 2,314

 2,493

 2,663

 11,700

 1,079

 1,626

 2,037

 2,323

 2,503

 2,673

 11,800

 1,084

 1,633

 2,046

 2,333

 2,513

 2,684

 11,900

 1,088

 1,639

 2,054

 2,342

 2,523

 2,695

 12,000

 1,093

 1,646

 2,062

 2,351

 2,533

 2,705

 12,100

 1,097

 1,653

 2,070

 2,361

 2,544

 2,716

 12,200

 1,102

 1,659

 2,078

 2,370

 2,554

 2,726

 12,300

 1,106

 1,666

 2,086

 2,379

 2,564

 2,737

 12,400

 1,110

 1,672

 2,094

 2,388

 2,574

 2,748

 12,500

 1,114

 1,679

 2,102

 2,398

 2,584

 2,758

 12,600

 1,119

 1,685

 2,110

 2,407

 2,594

 2,769

 12,700

 1,123

 1,692

 2,118

 2,416

 2,604

 2,779

 12,800

 1,128

 1,699

 2,127

 2,426

 2,614

 2,790

 12,900

 1,132

 1,705

 2,135

 2,435

 2,624

 2,801

 13,000

 1,137

 1,712

 2,143

 2,444

 2,634

 2,811

 13,100

 1,141

 1,719

 2,151

 2,454

 2,645

 2,822

 13,200

 1,146

 1,725

 2,159

 2,463

 2,665

 2,832

 13,300

 1,150

 1,732

 2,167

 2,472

 2,665

 2,843

 13,400

 1,154

 1,738

 2,175

 2,481

 2,675

 2,854

 13,500

 1,158

 1,745

 2,183

 2,491

 2,685

 2,864

 13,600

 1,163

 1,751

 2,191

 2,500

 2,695

 2,875

 13,700

 1,167

 1,758

 2,199

 2,509

 2,705

 2,885

 13,800

 1,172

 1,765

 2,208

 2,519

 2,715

 2,896

 13,900

 1,176

 1,771

 2,216

 2,528

 2,725

 2,907

 14,000

 1,181

 1,778

 2,224

 2,537

 2,735

 2,917

 14,100

 1,185

 1,785

 2,232

 2,547

 2,746

 2,928

 14,200

 1,190

 1,791

 2,240

 2,556

 2,756

 2,938

 14,300

 1,194

 1,798

 2,248

 2,565

 2,766

 2,949

 14,400

 1,198

 1,804

 2,256

 2,574

 2,776

 2,960

 14,500

 1,202

 1,811

 2,264

 2,584

 2,786

 2,970

 14,600

 1,207

 1,817

 2,272

 2,593

 2,796

 2,981

 14,700

 1,211

 1,824

 2,280

 2,602

 2,806

 2,991

 14,800

 1,216

 1,831

 2,289

 2,612

 2,816

 3,002

 14,900

 1,220

 1,837

 2,297

 2,621

 2,826

 3,013

 15,000

 1,225

 1,844

 2,305

 2,630

 2,836

 3,023

142 U.S.C.A. § 601 et seq.




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