New Kansas Child Support Guidelines Draft Submitted to Supreme Court

The updated, revised Kansas Child Support Guidelines draft (available at was sent forward to the Kansas Supreme Court following the final meeting of the Advisory Committee on October 28, 2011 with minor changes.

A highly placed source within the Committee expressed doubt that the Court would adopt an effective date of January 1, 2012, however, and opined that July 1, 2012 was one possibility.

The draft proposes a number of changes to the existing Guidelines, including expanded child support tables, and a new provision providing for a surcharge of 13%, 15% or 18% (depending on the income of the higher paid parent) to replace the “80/20 rule” which currently mandates a 20% Parenting Adjustment for equal time and expense sharing. The surcharge provision also removes the requirement of a written parenting agreement for division of expenses.

About Brad Short

CEO : Bradley Software; Of Counsel at Short, Borth & Thilges, Attorneys at Law, LLC, Overland Park, Kansas. Born Birmingham, Alabama, December 27, 1941; admitted to bar,1966, Kansas and U.S. District Court, District of Kansas; 1975, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 1976, U.S. Supreme Court. Education: University of Colorado (B.A., 1963; J.D., 1966). Contributing Author, Practitioner's Guide to Kansas Family Law, Kansas Bar Association, 1997. Listed in: The Best Lawyers in America, Family Law, every year from 1987 through 2013. Member, Technology Advisory Committee, Kansas Judicial Council, 1991-1998. Member: Bourbon County, 1966-1977 (President, 1970-1971), Johnson County (Member: Ethics and Grievance Committee, 1984-1998; Family Law Bench/Bar Committee, 1984-), Kansas and American (Vice-Chair, Solo Practitioners and Small Firms Committee, Economics of Law Practice Section, 1984-1985) Bar Associations; Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, 1974-1984 (State Treasurer, 1975-76; Member, Board of Governors, 1974-1984). Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1994-2013 . Practice areas: Family Law.
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