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Kentucky Child Support Resources

Child Support Q&A for Single Parents in Kentucky


Whether you need to file for child support in Kentucky or request a child support modification, the following "Frequently Asked Questions" will help you access local resources:

How do I find my local child support agency?

Start by visiting the Kentucky Child Support Enforcement website, which provides a comprehensive list of local child support agencies throughout the state. Alternatively, you can call 2-1-1 to find the office nearest you.

How do I file for child support in Kentucky?

The following steps will help you establish a child support order in Kentucky:

  1. Become familiar with Kentucky's child support guidelines.

  2. Optional: Use the Kentucky Child Support Calculator to estimate the amount of child support you will receive.

  3. Print an application for child support services in Kentucky.

  4. Submit the application online or in person at your local child support agency.

How do I file for a child support modification in Kentucky?

Either parent can request a review of your case through the state's Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS). For more information, read How do I request an increase or a decrease in the child support amount?

Where can I access additional child support resources?

There are several federal and state resources available to you, including:

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