Calculating Kentucky Maintenance (Alimony)

Learn how to make Kentucky maintenance (alimony) calculations using the Kentucky Maintenance Calculator.

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Using the Kentucky Maintenance Calculator

The Kentucky Maintenance (Alimony) Calculator makes Kentucky maintenance calculations with one click of the mouse. Before you can calculate Kentucky maintenance, however, you must enter net income, marriage length, and preexisting child support information into the calculator.

Step 1: Enter the Net Incomes

First, you must enter the spouses' net incomes. Enter the net incomes into the appropriate inputs in the Kentucky Maintenance Calculator form. The net incomes should be entered in dollar amounts with no letters or special characters, such as the dollar symbol or commas.

Kentucky Maintenance Calculator net income inputs

The Kentucky Maintenance Calculator uses the net incomes entered into the calculator inputs to calculate the suggested Kentucky maintenance amount. To calculate Kentucky maintenance amounts, the Kentucky Maintenance Calculator uses the Atwood maintenance formula. Under the Atwood formula, the amount of maintenance is calculated by adding the spouses' net salaries, dividing by two, and then subtracting from this result the recipient spouse's net income and the child support the paying spouse has been ordered to pay.

Step 2: Enter any Preexisting Child Support

Second, you must enter the amount of child support paid by either spouse. The preexisting child support adjustment applies when the spouse paying alimony is also paying child support for any children of the marriage. Enter the child support amount into the appropriate inputs in the Kentucky Maintenance Calculator form. The yearly amount paid should be entered in dollar amounts with no letters or special characters, such as the dollar symbol or commas.

Kentucky Maintenance Calculator preexisting child support inputs

The Kentucky Maintenance Calculator uses any preexisting child support amount entered for the spouse paying alimony to reduce the alimony amount. Any child support amount entered for the spouse paying alimony will be subtracted from the alimony amount. Any child support amount entered for the spouse receiving alimony is ignored and does not affect the alimony amount.

Step 3: Enter the Marriage Length

Third, you must enter the length of the spouses' marriage. Once you have determined the marriage length, enter the length into the appropriate input in the Kentucky Maintenance Calculator form. The length should be entered in years with no letters or special characters.

Kentucky Maintenance Calculator marriage length input

Because the State of Kentucky doesn't have a specified formula to calculate alimony durations, the Kentucky Maintenance Calculator uses the marriage length entered into the calculator input to calculate the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) guideline maintenance duration. To calculate AAML guideline maintenance durations, the Kentucky Maintenance Calculator uses the AAML maintenance guidelines formula. To learn more about the AAML formula, please read the documentation for the AAML Maintenance (Alimony) Calculator.

Step 4: Make the Calculation

Once the spouses' net incomes, marriage length, and preexisting child support information has been entered into the Kentucky Maintenance Calculator, click the "Calculate Alimony" button. That's it! Your Kentucky maintenance calculation will display on the page underneath the Kentucky Maintenance Calculator.

Kentucky Maintenance Calculator calculation

Your Kentucky maintenance calculation result contains both a maintenance amount and duration. By clicking on the interval buttons, you may view your result in either a yearly or monthly interval. Also, the spouses' net incomes after maintenance are displayed for reference.

Validation Errors

If the Kentucky Maintenance Calculator was submitted with invalid information, the calculator will display validation errors on the calculator inputs that were filled out incorrectly and the "Calculate Alimony" button will be disabled. Also, error messages will be displayed below the inputs that indicate the reasons for the errors.

Kentucky Maintenance Calculator validation errors

If you receive validation errors, enter valid information into the calculator inputs that contain the validation errors. Upon entry of new information, the validation error will be removed from the updated calculator input. Once all validation errors have been removed, the "Calculate Alimony" button will be re-enabled for resubmission of the Kentucky Maintenance (Alimony) Calculator.