Child Support In High-Income Cases: Understanding The Challenges

Child support is far from straightforward in cases involving high-earning parents. For those with a combined income of $180,000 or more, Kentucky's child support guidelines no longer apply. The law requires a different analysis.

Determining an appropriate support obligation in these "off the chart" cases involves in-depth considerations on a case-by-case basis. Much depends on the standard of living established during the marriage. The party seeking child support must prove all of the requested expenses, demonstrating that they are consistent with financial expenditures during the marriage and proving the other party's ability to pay. This task may require combing through bank records and other financial documents to paint a clear picture of the lifestyle the children were accustomed to living.

Enlist The Help Of A Time-Tested Advocate

At the Louisville law firm of Burbank & Collins, P.S.C., we understand how to address child support issues in high-income cases. Our attorney maintains an exclusive focus on the niche area of high-asset divorce and separation cases. With decades of experience, Ms. Collins excels at developing intelligent strategies for protecting the financial interests of clients across Kentucky.

We assist clients with proving or challenging child-related expenses such as:

  • Private school tuition and other educational expenses
  • Extracurricular activities, including sports organizations, music lessons and summer camps
  • Hobbies and recreational activities
  • Private tutoring expenses
  • Vacation expenses
  • Health-related expenses
  • Medical and quality-of-life measures for children with special needs

As a strong litigator with a widely respected reputation, lawyer Reneaux Collins is an effective advocate. She possesses a wide breadth of knowledge concerning Kentucky's child support law.

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For more information about child support in high-income cases, please contact our firm at 502-785-8215.