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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.

The Nelson County Child Support office was named The 2016 Contracted Official's Child Support Office of the Year.  In the State Fiscal Year 2015, this office collected over $4,849,347 in child support. 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. MOST SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT OUR INTERACTIVE WEBSITE >> 

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. You may contact our Administrative Assistant for all general questions, updates and paperwork.

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.