CHILD SUPPORT DIVISION
OF THE NELSON COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
The Nelson 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.
This office collects over $4,400,000 of child support every year.
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
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
- CS-71 — Worksheet For Monthly Child Support Obligation in Spanish
- CS-71.1 — Worksheet For Monthly Child Support Obligation Exception in Spanish
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.
Private Wage Withholding Cases (Non-IV-D)
Division of Child Support NIVD Unit
P.O. Box 24828
Lexington, Kentucky 40524-4828
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 Nelson County Attorney Child Support Office.