KANSAS CHILD SUPPORT LAWS & REGULATIONS UPDATE 2023
A DECADE OF CHANGE: AN OVERVIEW OF KANSAS’S CHILD SUPPORT LAWS AND REGULATIONS TIMELINE (2013-2023)
Kansas has undergone significant changes in its child support laws and regulations over the past decade to ensure the well-being of children and provide a fair and balanced approach for families. This article highlights the key modifications in Kansas’s child support landscape from 2013 to 2023.
2013: Child Support Guidelines Refinement
– Refinement of child support guidelines to ensure accuracy and fairness.
2014: Noncustodial Parent Employment Program
– Implementation of the Noncustodial Parent Employment Program to assist parents in securing employment.
2015: Child Support Collection Enhancements
– Enhancements in child support collection efforts to ensure consistent payments.
2016: Review of Income and Expenses
– Regular review of parents’ income and expenses to adjust child support accordingly.
2017: Accessible Online Tools
– Introduction of online tools for parents to manage child support cases.
2018: Shared Parenting Consideration
– Consideration of shared parenting arrangements in child support calculations.
2019: Emphasis on Parental Responsibility
– Emphasis on both parents’ responsibility to financially support their children.
2020: Review and Modification Streamlining
– Streamlining of child support review and modification processes.
2021: Focus on Child’s Basic Needs
– Prioritization of child’s basic needs and necessities in child support calculations.
2022: Remote Communication Costs
– Recognition of costs associated with remote communication in child support considerations.
2023: Ongoing Adjustments
– Continuous adjustments and refinements to adapt to changing family dynamics.
Kansas’s commitment to maintaining an effective and balanced child support system demonstrates its dedication to the well-being of children and families. These changes ensure that child support remains current, equitable, and aligned with the best interests of all parties involved.
Child support in Kansas can be established for any person that takes care of the child regardless of the legal implications of custody.
Parents that do not have physical custody of the child may still receive services to receive any payments that may be due to them.
The state, though the Kansas Child Support Laws and enforcement Office can help establish paternity and enforce child support payment orders. Families on public assistance must pursue child support that is owed to them to supplement state benefits.
There are two services provided, a location service and full service. The location service charges a nominal fee to located non-custodial parents so that the person with custody can sue them for child support benefits.
With full service, families can establish paternity and modify child support payments. All public assistance families must utilize full services. In the event that collections must be made across state lines, there is a 4% fee paid to the state.