In the state of Kentucky, as well as all states in the U.S., parents have a legal obligation to support their children even if they get a divorce. Unfortunately, some parents might try to skip out on child support payments. If you are dealing with a deadbeat parent, you likely feel frustrated and are wondering what to do. Thankfully, there are ways for you to manage this situation financially and enforce payment if necessary.
In Kentucky, paternity can either be established by Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity or by going to court. When a child is born to a single mother, she retains sole physical and legal custody of the baby unless paternity is established. It is important on many fronts to know the identity of the biological father, and there are two ways to obtain that information.