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I would like to split physical custody 50/50 with my spouse and not seek child support. We would each cover major costs such as health premiums and child care costs. Any advice on language to support this to the court?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Kentucky

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I have not. I planned to file myself.

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I don't believe so.

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Family Law
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Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 4 months ago
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Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

Is there a large disparity in income between the parents? Are the parents both high earners?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I am the wife and I have a larger base pay. My husband is a faculty member and usually falls very close to me at the end of the year because of overload and summer teaching loads.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I would like for my husband to keep the family home and property.
Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

Thank you;

if the combined income is $15,000 or higher on a monthly basis, the court may use its discretion in determining the amount-this allows the court to deviate from the child support guidelines; please see:

http://www.lrc.ky.gov/Statutes/statute.aspx?id=1456

The point of child support is to ensure the child's needs are met and they both benefit from their parent's standard of living; so if both parents are financially equal (give or take) the court may determine that each party shall contribute to the child's living expenses when that parent has parenting time; they can then order "add on expenses" such as medical costs/insurance costs.

Normally they will enter a zero amount so the court can later modify it should there be changed circumstances.

As for division of property the court will generally allow the parents to enter an agreement (stipulation) and will generally enforce that unless it appears to be the result of undue influence or duress.

The court does like to see the parents work out such issues as that helps with future co-parenting versus the acrimonious relationship often seen in litigation.

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