30460705-big-familyA subscriber recently wrote “I am preparing a worksheet for a father who has 4 kids from a previous relationship who live with him and 4 kids for whom he should pay child support. The problem is that when I put in the 4 kids for the child support worksheet, and then I put the 4 MFA kids that he has primary custody of, the worksheet is only using the Six Child Table for the Multiple Family calculation. It should count all 8 kids he is supporting, shouldn’t it? ”

The answer lies in the Multiple Family provisions and the “more than six children” provisions (Sections B.III.b and B.III.c.) of the Kansas Child Support Guidelines (and the fact that there is no “Eight Child Table.”)

What you have to do is submit the worksheet showing the six child support amount together with a brief to persuade the Court how much child support should be awarded in addition to the six child table amount!

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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