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?
Summer is Around the CornerMar 09 2018
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?
Tax Considerations in Child SupportFeb 01 2018
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.
A Comparison of Child Support CalculatorsOct 31 2017
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.
Summer is Here!Jun 01 2017
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.
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.
All About Child Support AdjustmentsOct 11 2016
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...
2016 Kansas Child Support Worksheet ChangesJun 23 2016
The child support worksheet and the EPT worksheet have been modified for 2016. Below is a brief summary of the changes to the child support worksheet, the EPT worksheet and the Domestic Relations Affidavit (DRA).
All About Direct ExpensesJun 07 2016
If you have shared residency, you've probably heard the term "Direct Expenses" before. Direct expenses (DE) are an important consideration in a child support case. There are a few ways DE can be split between parents, but in this article, we'll talk about the definition of direct expenses.
Prior to the 2016 Kansas child support guidelines, the definition of direct expenses had to be gleaned from the brief examples found in the appendices of the guidelines. Such examples still exist in appendix X of the guidelines as expense shari…
Spousal Maintenance Effects on Child SupportMay 26 2016
Spousal maintenance payments can be quite sizeable. They can also have a sizeable affect on how much child support is paid. In Kansas, spousal maintenance is considered both income and an expense. It must be accounted for correctly in the child support worksheet to calculate the correct child support payment.
2016 Kansas Child Support Guidelines ChangesMay 01 2016
How has child support changed in Kansas for 2016? Let us take you through some of the most important changes. Changes became effective on January 1, 2016. The child support guidelines advisory committee has released their report to the Supreme Court advising of the changes and the reasons for the changes. You can read the full report on the Supreme Court Website.