Kansas Child Support Guidelines

Kansas Child Support Guidelines

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Pursuant to Kansas Supreme Court Administrative Order No. 284
Effective January 1, 2016

Part 1

I. USE OF THE GUIDELINES

II. DEFINITIONS AND EXPLANATION

II.A. Child Support

II.A.1 Direct Expenses

II.A.2 Indirect Expenses

II.B. Child Support Worksheet

II.C. Child Support Schedules

II.D. Domestic Gross Income - Wage Earner

II.E. Income Computation - Self-Employed

II.E.1. Self-Employment Gross Income

II.E.2. Reasonable Business Expenses

II.E.3. Domestic Gross Income - Self-Employed

II.F. Imputed Income

II.G. Child Support Income

II.H. Child Support Adjustments

Part 2

III. GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

III.A. Documentation

III.B. Applications

III.B.1. Rounding

III.B.2. Age

III.B.3. Income Beyond the Child Support Schedule

III.B.4. More than Six Children

III.B.5. Divided Residency Situations

III.B.6. Multiple-Family Application

III.B.7. Sharing Equal or Nearly Equal Time and Expenses

III.B.8. Residence with a Third Party

III.B.9. Interstate Pay Differential

III.B.10. Birth Expenses

Part 3

IV. SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE WORKSHEET

IV.A. Income Computation - Wage Earner (Section A)

IV.B. Income Computation - Self-Employed (Section B)

IV.C. Adjustments to Domestic Gross Income (Section C)

IV.C.1. Domestic Gross Income 

IV.C.2. Court-Ordered Child Support Paid (Line C.2)

IV.C.3. Court-Ordered Maintenance Paid (Line C.3)

IV.C.4. Court-Ordered Maintenance Received (Line C.4)

IV.C.5. Child Support Income (Line C.5)

IV.D. Computation of Child Support (Section D)

IV.D.1. Child Support Income (Line D.1)

IV.D.2. Proportionate Shares of Combined Income (Line D.2)

IV.D.3. Gross Child Support Obligation (Line D.3)

IV.D.4. Health, Dental, Orthodontic, and Optometric Expenses (Line D.4)

IV.D.5. Work-Related Child Care Costs (Line D.5)

IV.D.6. Parents' Total Child Support Obligation (Line D.6)

IV.D.7. Parental Child Support Obligation (Line D.7)

IV.D.8. Adjustment for Health, Dental, Orthodontic, and Optometric Premiums and Work-Related Child Care Costs (Line D.8)

IV.D.9. Basic Parental Child Support Obligation (Line D.9)

IV.E. Child Support Adjustments (Section E)

IV.E.1. Long-Distance Parenting Time Costs (Line E.1)

IV.E.2. Parenting Time Adjustment (Line E.2)

IV.E.3. Income Tax Considerations (Line E.3)

IV.E.4. Special Needs (Line E.4)

IV.E.5. Support of Children Beyond the Age of Majority (Line E.5)

IV.E.6. Overall Financial Conditions of the Parties (Line E.6)

IV.E.7. Total (Line E.7)

IV.F. Deviation(s) From Rebuttable Presumption Amount (Section F)

IV.F.1. Basic Parental Child Support Obligation (Line F.1)

IV.F.2 Total Child Support Adjustments (Line F.2)

IV.F.3. Adjusted Subtotal (Line F.3)

IV.F.4. Equal Parenting Time Obligation

IV.F.5. Enforcement Fee Allowance (Line F.5)

IV.F.6 Net Parental Child Support Obligation (Line F.6)

IV.F.7. Required Worksheet Signatures

IV.G. Payment of Child Support

Part 4

V. CHANGE OF CIRCUMSTANCES

V.A. Jurisdiction

V.B. Material Change in Circumstances

V.B.1. 10% Rule

V.B.2. Duty to Notify

V.B.3. Age Change

V.B.4. Court Ordered Emancipation or as provided by Kansas Statute

V.B.5. Incarceration or Termination from Employment

V.B.6. Failure to Comply

VI. REVIEW OF GUIDELINES

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