Welcome 2022!  We have released our latest version, 22.0.0 of the Kansas child support calculator.  This latest version incorporates the latest tax adjustments and Regional Price Parities (RPP) data released by the BLS.  The update procedure is identical to previous releases.  Please check out our Y...

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Multiple Family Adjustments

Nov 15 2021 Brian Mull

The Multiple Family Adjustment (MFA) in the Kansas Child Support Guidelines provides a reduction in child support payment in certain circumstances.  The MFA first appeared in the child support guidelines in 1990 as a single sentence.  While the 2020 guidelines now provide a few paragraphs describing...

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Today we released eFamilyTools v21.2.0! This release provides some important updates to child support calculations. Most updates target the tax adjustment sections. Federal tax brackets and child tax credits have been updated to the latest IRS tax guidance for 2021. Additionally, we've incorporated...

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Memorial Day 2021

May 29 2021 Brian Mull

Thank you to all our fallen heroes on this Memorial Day!  Your sacrifice to preserve our freedom shall never be forgotten!

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Regional Price Parities Data Updated!

Jan 26 2021 Brian Mull

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released updated Regional Price Parities data in December 2020.   The updates refer to economic data collected in 2019.  To compare the previous data to the latest release, we've prepared a chart (below).  The values are indexed against Kansas cost of living.  Va...

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Veteran's Day 2020

Nov 09 2020 Brian Mull

Please take a moment to thank our brave men and women who give their lives to protect us, our families, and our great nation! Please extend a special thank you to those we cannot personally thank. Their sacrifice deserves our support and allegiance. God Bless the USA!
 
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On January 25, 2020 we released our 2020 Kansas child support calculator supporting AO 307, which typically remains effective for 4 years (2020 - 2024).  Click Here to view our video tutorial which provides tips on how to update your child support worksheet to the newest version.  If you've not ye...

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Your time is almost up!!!  On Saturday August 10 at 5PM the survey to solicit public comment to the child support guidelines will be closed.  This is your chance to make your voice heard by the committee and others.  The committee is supposed to redact your name and any personal information prior to...

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We will revisit this blog soon, but for now, here are some helpful links to help you get starting reviewing the 2020 Kansas Child Support Guidelines.  If you'd like to submit your opinions on the proposed changes to the committee, you have about 3 weeks left!  Please bear in mind that comments made...

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Many are surprised to learn that the Kansas Child Support Guidelines require parties to notify each other of changes in their child support obligations. If a party fails to provide notification of such a change to the opposing party, the opposing party could request the court assess sanctions and adjust child support payments accordingly. But, how do you know if your child support obligation has changed?

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The chart below is based on the state-by-state child suport comparison study conducted by Dr. Jane Venohr with the Center for Policy Research.  Dr. Venohr's data was published in a JAAML article, as referenced in the chart.  I've plotted the data against a regression curve to illustrate a general tr...

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If you use the Google Chrome browser on any device and have had trouble downloading our PDF legal forms, please read this helpful tip!

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The eFamilyTools Kansas child support calculator version 19.0.0 utilizes the latest (2019) tax law. In 2018 the Federal Government passed the Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). This tax code revision made numerous and substantive changes to nearly all of the tax calculations. The 2019 tax code...

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We are pleased to announce that our new 2019 Kansas Child Support Calculator (version 19.0.0) has been released! This new version makes several updates and incorporates several bug fixes. The most notable change is the new tax calculations which apply the 2019 tax law. Another important change is...

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In a couple short months we'll be waiting anxiously for school to let out and the pool to open. But what does this mean for child support?

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Income tax deductions and credits for families with children can be substantial and require review of several different sections of the tax code - a daunting task. Few folks enjoy taxes, but to calculate child support correctly, taxes for each parent must be reviewed. Luckly the child support guidelines provide guidance on how to calculate most adjustments. Using eFamilyTools, all these calculations are done instantaneously for you.

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Before you use another child support calculator, read this! If you're basing important decisions on the calculations performed by other calculators, you may want to reconsider. Decisions such as dragging your case back into the court room, or reaching an ammicable agreement with the other parent on child support should be based on sound information and calculations. We set out to put a few popular child support calculators to the test. We can conclude that some of the child support calculators out there may leave you with the short end of the stick.

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Summer has arrived! For many parents involved in child custody cases, this means adjusting parenting time schedules. Summer parenting time, summer camps, vacations, and other summer activities can mean a change in child support.

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The Equal Parenting Time (EPT) formula is one of two ways shared residential parents can calculate child support for their case. The EPT formula was introduced in 2012 as a replacement for the "80/20 Rule," which was in effect from 2008 to 2012. Let's take a look at how the EPT works and how it differs from other calculation methods.

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Child support adjustments can increase or decrease child support amounts. There are several child support adjustments which may apply to your specific case. Here's a brief summary of the Kansas child support adjustments in effect in 2017.

Section E of the child support worksheet lists each child s...

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