Child Support

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

Please note, it is always advisable to talk to a lawyer before proceeding in a court case on your own. Please read our important warning.

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 designed to give step by step instructions for creating all the forms needed to file a motion to modify child support.  This is a two step process.  First, complete the online interview to create a Child Support Worksheet.  Then complete the online interview to prepare the Motion to Modify Child Support.

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.

Child Support Guidelines

Understand how child support is calculated in Kansas and what is included in the calculations.

Access All DCF Services Online

RS Online is the Kansas Department for Children and Families online application for benefits and services. Here's how DCF Online can help you. If you would like to get printable copies of applications for DCF services click this link. Or you may apply online by following the instructions below. * The self-assessment can tell you which benefits and services you and members of your family may qualify for. * The online application lets you apply online for benefits and services SRS offers.