Tag Archives: Child Support

Unreimbursed Medical Bills after my Kansas Divorce

Unreimbursed medical bills (co-pays, prescriptions, therapy, etc) can be a nightmare for parties to deal with after divorces.  I would suggest to insert language in your settlement agreement or decree providing for the process of how unreimbursed expenses should be dealt with.  For starters, pursuant to the Kansas Child Support guidelines, unreimbursed medical expenses shall [...]

2010 Changes to Kansas Child Support Guidelines

The Kansas Supreme Court has approved changes to the Kansas Child Support Guidelines effective January 1, 2010. The majority of the Guidelines remain the same, however, there are three updates have been made to the guidelines, two concerning the establishment of medical support obligations and one including the 2009 and 2010 tax schedules.
Medical support [...]

Losing your Job and Paying Your Kansas Child Support

In these tough economic times, many parents who have a child support obligation are having a hard time meeting their obligation either due to a job loss, cut hours, or cut pay/bonuses.  Here are some tips to help alleviate some of the stress:
1.  Continue to visit your children according to your current parenting arrangement.  Do [...]

Does Kansas Child Support Stop if I am Incarcerated?

No, the obligor is still obligated to pay child support while he/she is incarcerated.  This is true if their is an order of support in place prior to the incarceration and if you request a child support order when the parent is in jail.  However, since the person required to pay is no earning an [...]

Life Insurance included in Property Division in Kansas Divorce

Should you cancel life insurance policies as a result of divorce??  Should you change the beneficiaries??  To answer this question the owner(s) should consider the purpose of the policy.  Most likely, coverage was obtained in the event of one’s death to cover their burial, pay off the mortgage and other expenses, and to provide for [...]

Income for calculating Kansas Child Support

When calculating child support, many parents want to ensure that the other parent is also fulfilling his or her support obligation.  When one parent is either unemployed or underemployed is when arguments over incomes come into play.  One way to level the playing field is to impute income to the party who is deliberately unemployed [...]

Does Kansas Child Support include paying for college?

Kansas law only requires that child support payments continue until your child is the age of majority, 18 years old.   However, parents can agree through a written agreement that parents will provide for support through the children’s college years.  This can be done in a variety of ways.  One agreement I have seen is for [...]

Can visitation be suspended if Kansas child support isn’t paid?

This question is often asked by clients, as it doesn’t seem “fair” if the parent obligated to pay support fails to pay, however, the non-paying parent still gets to exercise his parenting time.  The Kansas courts view parenting time as a benefit for the children, and the obligation of paying child support is independent of [...]

Modification of Child Support in Kansas

In Kansas, child support may be modified based upon a material change in circumstances since the original decree, or prior modification.  The person seeking the modification has the burden of proof  to show that there is a material change in circumstances.
Kansas courts recognize the following as a change in circumstances for modifying support:

Three years has [...]

Kansas Child Support Payments FAQ’s

Where do I send my Kansas child support payments?
You send you your payments into the Kansas Payment Center.  For the exact address, click on the link.
What type of payments does the payment center accept?
The payment center accepts checks and money orders.  Please note, on your payment, you need to specify your case number on the [...]