Kansas Child Support Guidelines

Under Kansas law, both parents have a legal duty to support a child financially. State statutory provisions relating to determination of child support are supplemented by the Kansas Child Support Guidelines, adopted by the Kansas Supreme Court. Revis… Read More
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An Explanation of Guardian Ad Litem

Under the revised Kansas code for care of children, a judge must appoint a guardian ad litem (GAL) for an individual under age 18 who is the subject of a petition for a child in need of care. Judges also appoint a GAL in other situations such as high… Read More
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Things That Make You Lose Credibility in Family Court

If your domestic matter ends up in family court, your own credibility in court is central to the strength of your case. If you lose credibility, the judge may not believe anything you say. That can affect the outcome of your case. In this article, ou… Read More
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Filing For Divorce in Kansas Without a Lawyer

The State of Kansas does not require you to use a lawyer to get a divorce. While there are advantages to being represented by a lawyer, some people decide to complete the process for an uncontested divorce without an attorney. If you consider the do-… Read More
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Can a Grandparent Get Custody of a Grandchild in Kansas?

Grandparents often play an important role in the lives of their grandchildren. However, under Kansas law, a grandparent has no legal authority to make decisions involving a grandchild, even in emergency situations. State law does provide several alte… Read More
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Resolving Child Visitation Issues During the Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Parents face many new challenges during the coronavirus Covid-19. For separated and divorced parents, difficult questions often include how to manage child visitation, while complying with the Kansas statewide stay-home order, government health and s… Read More
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Determination of Parentage Under Kansas Law

When a married couple has a child, Kansas law assumes that the spouses are the child’s legal parents. But when an unmarried mother gives birth, no presumption of parentage arises absent formal acknowledgement signed by the child’s father or a pat… Read More
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How Is Annulment Different from Divorce in Kansas?

In the State of Kansas, divorce and annulment are two types of legal proceedings that request a court order relating to a marriage. Divorce is more common. Annulment is available only in limited situations. The two kinds of court actions are reviewed… Read More
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What Is Legal Separation in Kansas?

Under some circumstances, married spouses may choose to pursue a court process for legal separation instead of petitioning for divorce. In Kansas, a court action for legal separation is also referred to as an action for separate maintenance. The stat… Read More
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What Is the Role of a Parenting Plan in a Kansas Child Custody Case?

Complex state laws govern child custody matters in the State of Kansas. Among those laws are requirements relating to inclusion of a parenting plan in a Kansas child custody case as part of the court’s custody order. Generally, the parents develop… Read More
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How Do Kansas Marital Property Laws Affect Your Divorce?

When a married couple divorces in Kansas, a state statute governs division of the property owned by the spouses. In a divorce proceeding, the court has authority under Kansas marital property laws to determine the distribution of assets and debts, su… Read More
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No-Fault Divorce in Kansas

Like more and more states, Kansas is primarily a “no-fault” divorce state. The specific Kansas statute that governs divorce proceedings in Kansas provides three reasons for a court to grant a divorce: Incompatibility; Failure to perform a materia… Read More
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How Does a Judge Determine Child Custody in Kansas?

From our in-depth experience in family law issues at the Salina, Kansas, law firm of Hampton & Royce, L.C., we know that addressing all the legal and practical issues relating to child custody can be challenging. Sometimes, parents simply cannot… Read More
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Grandparent Visitation Rights in Kansas

A close relationship between a grandparent and grandchild benefits both the child and the grandparents. Kansas law recognizes that fact. If family issues interfere with grandparent visitation, the grandparents may ask the court to grant visitation ri… Read More
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