Let’s get back to an easy one now. What happens in a split custody arrangement where Sissy lives with Mother and Jr. lives with Father?
KRS 403.212(6) gives us the simple answer of how to determine split custody child support. Prepare 2 worksheets, one for each home with Jr. being the only child in Father’s home and Sissy being the only child in Mother’s home. (See Exhibits 10 and 10A.) Then, they basically pay child support to each other.
In this case, Father would owe $642 to Mother for Sissy, and Mother would owe $320 to Father for Jr. The net result is Father pays Mother $322, the difference in the two amounts.
Not to complicate things, but if they had 3 children and 2 of them live with Father and 1 with Mother, his worksheet would be calculated based on 2 children, and hers based on 1.
I told you it was easier than Lesson 9.
Did you need to know how to determine child support with split custody? Now you know!