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      Child Support Guidelines

      Office of Judicial Administration staff are prohibited from giving the public legal advice, help with legal research, or help interpreting Kansas Child Support Guidelines. If you have questions about how the guidelines apply to your child support case, contact your attorney.

      Kansas Child Support Guidelines

      Kansas Child Support Guidelines are rules judges and hearing officers follow to decide how much child support each parent is to pay toward raising their children. At the most basic level, they guide parents to create a fair and balanced distribution of resources essential to raising children: time and money.

      Federal law requires every state's child support guidelines be reviewed every four years, and it takes about two years to conduct the review. The Kansas Child Support Guidelines Advisory Committee oversees this work.


      Updated guidelines take effect January 1, 2020

      Kansas Child Support Guidelines that take effect January 1, 2020, were adopted through Supreme Court Administrative Order 307. The new guidelines do not impact existing child support orders based on guidelines that took effect September 1, 2016, or earlier. Child support orders change only when a judge issues a new order. Until a judge issues a new order, existing orders remain in effect.

      Kansas Child Support Guidelines that take effect January 1, 2020 (without markup)

      Kansas Child Support Guidelines that take effect January 1, 2020 (with markup)

      Forms and appendices

      These forms are designed for use with the 2020 Child Support Guidelines. They are available in two formats (plain and fillable). 

      Plain forms

      Child support worksheet 
      Domestic relations affidavit.2020 

      Short form domestic relations affidavit.2020 

      Equal parenting time (EPT) worksheet 

      Agreed shared parenting plan 


      Fillable forms

      Child support worksheet (fillable)
      Domestic relations affidavit.2020 (fillable)
      Short form domestic relations affidavit.2020 (fillable)
      Equal parenting time (EPT) worksheet (fillable)
      Agreed shared parenting plan (fillable)


      Cafeteria plans and salary reduction agreements

      Tax rates

      Cost of living differential

      Military pay and allowances

      Shared expense example
      Income tax considerations
      Court trustee contact list

      Examples and scenarios for preparing the child support worksheet

      Example: child support worksheet

      Example: child support worksheet with equal parenting time calculation

      Example: child support worksheet with parenting time adjustment calculation


      Prior child support guidelines

      Prior child support guidelines from 2016 and 2012 are also available online in the event you need to refer to them.     

      Prior child support guidelines


      Frequently asked questions

      Find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Kansas child support guidelines. 

      Child Support Guidelines FAQs 


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