The Washington County Attorney’s Office, Child Support Division, through the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, locates non-custodial parents and helps obtain financial and medical support from them for their children.
The goals and responsibilities of the Child Support Division:
- Location of non-custodial parents
- Establishment of paternity
- Establishment of financial and medical support
- Enforcement and collection of support payments
- Review and modification of support orders
To provide these services the child support program works closely with federal, state and local agencies as well as employers.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF CUSTODIAL PARENTS
You must contact our office if you have a change of address, telephone number, change of employment or change of residency of the child / children for whom support is owed. You must keep us informed of new information regarding the non-custodial parent.
The length of time to process your case varies depending on the information we have been provided and the type of actions required. Delays can occur if the non-custodial parent lives out of state or if the non-custodial parent cannot be located or served by the Sheriff. Processing a case fully through the court system can take several months. Your case is very important to us, but we request your patience and cooperation throughout the process.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are no fees for completing the application for services. There is a small fee for the case, ($25.00 per year) that is taken from the child support that is collected annually. Child support services are automatically provided to current and former recipients of K-TAP and medical assistance.
You may be able to get information from the non-custodial parent’s business associates, friends, or relatives. Also, please provide copies of any existing court orders and records of payments.
If you can provide the non-custodial parent’s date of birth, father’s name, and mother’s maiden name, the child support agency may be able to obtain information from the Social Security Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, the Veterans’ Administration, the Department of Defense, the Armed Forces, and/or the Selective Service Administration.
If you can provide the non-custodial parent’s social security number and / or date of birth, the child support agency can obtain information from all state and federal files. Be aware, however, that finding a non-custodial parent through these sources may take several months.
Who can request a review for modification of a support order and how is a review of a child support obligation requested?
In accordance with 45 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 303.8(a), Kentucky Revised Statute (KRS) 405.430(6) and 921 Kentucky Administrative Regulation (KAR) 1:400 Section 3, the following individuals or entities may request a review for possible modification:
- The custodial parent;
- The noncustodial parent;
- A nonparental custodian (i.e., grandmother, grandfather, aunt, uncle, etc.);
A foreign reciprocating country or a foreign country with which Kentucky has an arrangement may request a review of their order and the request shall be treated the same as a request by another state in accordance with SSA 454(32)(A) (42 U.S.C. 654(32)(A)).
Personal Responsibility Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) Section 351, SSA 466(a)(10) (42 U.S.C. 666(a)(10)), 45 CFR 303.8(b)(6), and KRS 405.430(6) specify that at least once every three years, child support staff must notify each party subject to a IV-D child support order of the right to request a review of the order and, if appropriate, adjust the order.
Division of Child Support
P.O. Box 14059
Lexington, KY 40512-4059
CHILD SUPPORT HELPFUL LINKS:
Child Support Voice Response System
The toll-free number (800) 443-1576 provides automated access to child support payment and account information. This system is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You must use your Individual Child Support ID Number provided by the child support agency to access and obtain information from the IVR. In the event your Individual Child Support ID Number is lost or forgotten, please contact your local child support office for assistance.
Interactive State Child Support Web Portal
How to Calculate Your Child Support Obligation
The following forms are used to calculate the amount of child support a noncustodial parent must pay. The CS-71.1 is only used when one parent has 100 percent of the total income for the family. When printing these forms, you must also print a copy of the Child Support Guidelines Table, in order to complete the worksheet.
- CS-71 — Worksheet For Monthly Child Support Obligation
- CS-71.1 — Worksheet For Monthly Child Support Obligation Exception
- Child Support Guidelines Table
KY New Hire Reporting Center
All public and private employers doing business in Kentucky are required by Federal Law to report each newly hired employee to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Employers are also required to withhold child support payments from the wages paid to employees with a child support obligation.
Not all child support cases are handled through our office. Private cases are handled through the NIVD Unit. The NIVD Unit receives information on private wage withholding cases from private attorneys and inputs the necessary information to the Kentucky Child Support System for distribution of child support payments. Private wage withholdings do not involve the Washington County Attorney Child Support Office.
Private Wage Withholding Cases (Non-IV-D)
Division of Child Support NIVD Unit
P.O. Box 24828
Lexington, Kentucky 40524-4828