Monthly Archives: June 2012

ArrearsMaster: What is the “Correct” Interest Rate for Kansas?

In a recent Court of Appeals decision, the Court affirmed the decision of a Johnson County District Judge in assessing interest at 10% of the total support arrears. Some practitioners have interpreted the appellate court’s decision as indicating that only … Continue reading

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Kansas Tax Bill

All of our software is updated whenever a legislative enactment, court rule, or case decision changes the application of the law. A recent example was the extensive changes made by the Supreme Court’s revision of the Kansas Child Support Guidelines … Continue reading

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Custody and Support Variations

Kansas provides for two basic types of parental custody of children; Joint Custody and Sole Custody. The essential difference has to do with which parent makes decisions affecting the child.  In Joint Custody, both parents are entitled to a voice … Continue reading

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Social Security Disability Payments Reduce Child Support Obligations and Arrears

A father’s social security disability (SSD) payments are not “public assistance” and, therefore, are to be included as income in calculating child support under Child Support Guidelines. In re Marriage of Callaghan, 869 P.2d 240, 19 Kan.App.2d 335 (1994). Where … Continue reading

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