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Current Kansas Child Support Guidelines

Staff of the Office of Judicial Administration are prohibited from giving the public legal advice, research assistance, or aid in interpreting the Kansas Child Support Guidelines.  If you have questions regarding how the Guidelines apply in your child support case, please contact your attorney.

The current Child Support Guidelines (effect as of January 1, 2010) are available as complete PDF files or as hyperlinked sections. These guidelines are effective through March 31, 2012. The Table of Contents below provides access to the hyperlinked version. If researching prior guidelines, you can link to Kansas Child Support Guidelines in effect Prior to January 1, 2010.

Administrative Order 216 (PDF) dated 11/16/2009

Downloadable Kansas Payment Center Child Support Order Information Sheet is available on this site.

Table of Contents

I. Use of the Guidelines.

II. Definitions and Explanation.
A. Child Support
B. Child Support Worksheet
C. Child Support Schedules
D. Domestic Gross Income - Wage Earner
E. Income Computation - Self-Employed

  1. Self-Employment Gross Income
  2. Reasonable Business Expenses
  3. Domestic Gross Income - Self-Employed

F. Imputed Income
G. Child Support Income
H. Child Support Adjustments

III. General Instructions.
A. Documentation B. Applications

  1. Rounding
  2. Age
  3. Income Beyond the Child Support Schedule
  4. More than Six Children
  5. Divided Residency Situations
  6. Multiple-Family Application
  7. Shared Expense Formula
  8. Residence with a Third Party
  9. Interstate Pay Differential
  10. Birth Expenses

IV. Specific Instructions for the Worksheet.
A. Income Computation - Wage Earner (Section A) B. Income Computation - Self-Employed (Section B) C. Adjustments to Domestic Gross Income (Section C)

  1. Domestic Gross Income (Line C.1)
  2. Court-Ordered Child Support Paid (Line C.2)
  3. Court-Ordered Maintenance Paid (Line C.3)
  4. Court-Ordered Maintenance Received (Line C.4)
  5. Child Support Income (Line C.5)

D. Computation of Child Support (Section D)

  1. Child Support Income (Line D.1)
  2. Proportionate Shares of Combined Income (Line D.2)
  3. Gross Child Support Obligation (Line D.3)
  4. Health, Dental, Orthodontic and Optometric Expenses (Line D.4)
    a. Health, Dental, Orthodontic and Optometric Premiums
    b. Unreimbursed Health Costs
  5. Work-Related Child Care Costs (Line D.5)
  6. Parents' Total Child Support Obligation (Line D.6)
  7. Parental Child Support Obligation (Line D.7)
  8. Adjustment for Health, Dental, Orthodontic and Optometric Premiums and Work-Related Child Care Costs (Line D.8)
  9. Basic Parental Child Support Obligation (Line D.9)

E. Child Support Adjustments (Section E)

  1. Long Distance Parenting Time Costs (Line E.1)
  2. Parenting Time Adjustment (Line E.2)
  3. Income Tax Considerations (Line E.3)
  4. Special Needs (Line E.4)
  5. Support of Children Beyond the Age of Majority (Line E.5)
  6. Overall Financial Conditions of the Parties (Line E.6)
  7. Total (Line E.7)

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

  1. Basic Parental Child Support Obligation (Line F.1)
  2. Total Child Support Adjustments (Line F.2)
  3. Adjusted Subtotal (Line F.3)
  4. Enforcement Fee Allowance (Line F.4)
  5. Net Parental Child Support Obligation (Line F.5)

G. Payment of Child Support

V. Changes of Circumstance.

VI. Review of Guidelines.


Appendix I     Child Support Worksheet (PDF)

Appendix II.    Child Support Schedules (PDF)

Appendix III.    Domestic Relations Affidavit (PDF)

Appendix IV.     Interstate Pay Differential (PDF)

Appendix V.     Income Tax Considerations
Section A - Dependent's Exemption and Child Tax Credit
Sectionn B - Head of Household Adjustment
Section C - Additional Information
Federal Income Tax Factors
Kansas Income Tax Factors (PDF)

Appendix VI.     Cafeteria Plans and Salary Reduction Agreements (PDF)

Appendix VII     Completed Sample Child Support Worksheet (PDF)

Appendix VIII.     Examples and Scenarios for Preparing the Child Support Worksheet (PDF)

Appendix IX.     Military Pay and Allowances (PDF)

Appendix X.     Example Plans for Sharing Direct Expenses (PDF)