The amount of support ordered depends upon the age of the child. If a parent already has an order to pay child support (pursuant to a divorce order, for example), that is considered the controlling support order for that parent. A copy of the Court order will be either be handed to the parent at the court proceeding, or, in some instances, a copy will be mailed to you by this office. It is recommended that a parent receiving such an order read through it. If there are any questions about the language of the order, please contact this office. The Court must enter a separate child support order against each parent. Kansas law requires the Court to apply the Kansas Child Support Guidelines.
The Court may order the parent to complete a Domestic Relations Affidavit and return it to the District Court Trustee office. Attorneys in the District Court Trustee’s office then review the Domestic Relations Affidavit to determine if the child support order is appropriate under the Kansas Child Support Guidelines. If the attorney determines that the child support amount needs to be changed pursuant to the guidelines, a motion will be prepared and the parent or parents will be notified of the date and time of the court hearing.