Kansas Child Support
When Kansas parents divorce or live separately, one of the challenges they face is how to share in the financial support of their children. At Schwartz & Park, L.L.P., we help our clients establish, modify, and enforce child support orders as needed for their children's well-being. Our goal is to ensure that our clients' children receive the financial support they are entitled to by helping to establish a child support order that is fair to both parties.
Understanding Kansas Child Support Calculations
Child support in Kansas is determined according to the . These guidelines are used by judges and hearing officers to calculate the amount of child support each parent is to contribute toward their children's care. The many nuances of the Child Support Guidelines make it essential to have an attorney who understands how to use them.
In Kansas, both parents have an obligation to financially support their children. Through application of the formulas found in the Child Support Guidelines, a support amount is established for each parent.
The Child Support Guidelines take into account many factors, including:
- Each parent's gross income
- Visitation schedules, and the percentage of time the children spend with each parent
- Day care costs, health insurance premiums, and other specific necessary expenses
- Income tax deductions and other tax considerations
- Any unique circumstances, such as a child with special needs, or expenses incurred as a result of long-distance travel for parenting time.
Knowledgeable Northwest Kansas Child Support Attorneys
At Schwartz & Park, L.L.P., we are experienced with the use of the Child Support Guidelines and the case law interpreting them. We know how to present a case in a way that will achieve a result that is fair both for our clients and their children.
In addition to establishing child support awards in original child support or divorce actions, we also help our clients to modify child support due to material changes in one parent’s income, insurance costs, change in residency of the child, or a change in the child’s age, We also represent clients in the enforcement of delinquent Kansas child support obligations.
If you need an initial child support determination, a modification of child support or enforcement of an existing order, we invite you to contact us at (785) 625-0024 or via our . We look forward to working with you.