FAQs About Child Support

What is the Kansas Payment Center? Where can I go to see if child support was paid to me?

The payment of child support under all Kansas child support orders is paid through the Kansas Payment Center. 

Child Support

Kansas Legal Services provides forms as a service to low income Kansans and to assist overloaded Kansas courts. 

Forms are easy to use, interactive forms that will produce documents necessary for filing or responding to legal actions in Kansas district courts. The child support forms available are listed below.

What you need to gather for the child support worksheet

 All Kansas Judges use the Kansas Child Support guidelines to figure the Child Support paid. 

It is the duty of the parties to bring a worksheet prepared following those rules to Court at the time of the final divorce hearing.

 

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions about interactive interviews. 

Shared Expense Sample Plans

The 2012 Kansas Child Support guidelines provide some sample shared expense plans.  Parents considering altering their child support are well served by having a Court order identifing the manner in which they will share the expenses directly related to the child.  Those expenses include school enrollment fees, school lunch fees, field trip fees, costs of a child's cell phone, sports fees, etc.  These sample plans will assist you in developing a shared expense plan of your own.  This language can be part of a divorce decree or used as a separate order.

Modification of Child Support Motion Instructions

These instructions are meant to give a step-by-step guide to file a motion to change child

support. 

It’ll help you create all the forms you need to file the Motion to Modify Child Support.

This is a two-step process:

1. First, complete the online interview to create a Child Support Worksheet. 

2. Then, complete the online interview to prepare the Motion to Modify Child Support.

*** Online interviews can be found here. ***

Kansas Child Support Worksheet

This interactive interview allows people to prepare their own Child Support Worksheet (CSW) for use in Kansas courts.  Usage is limited to users where the mother and father's income combined is less than $40,000 annually. 

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