Author Archives: Brad Short

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.

Kansas Maintenance Twists

The 2020 iteration of the Kansas Child Support Guidelines adopted a couple of new twists on maintenance. First, is the factor of when the maintenance order was entered — before or after January 1, 2019.  If the order was prior … Continue reading

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RESIDENCY CHOICES UNDER THE KANSAS GUIDELINES

The residence of a child is a key component in the calculation of Kansas Child support, but the guidelines actually use the Federal tax law criteria for defining residence. Normally, Federal law uses as a child’s residence the place where … Continue reading

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Windows 7 – End of Support

On January 14th, 2020 Windows 7 will reach the end of the extended support period. This means that Microsoft will no longer issue feature and security updates for Windows 7. It also means that 3rd party software companies, like Bradley … Continue reading

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THE CHILD CARE TAX CREDITS

The 2019 Bradley Kansas Child Support Calculator includes the federal child care tax credit (CCTC) worksheet as a part of the program. The CCTC worksheet calculates the federal child care tax credit and automatically applies it to the worksheet based … Continue reading

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THE 2019 PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE KANSAS CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES (continued)

In our previous Blog, we addressed most of the changes in the Advisory Committee’s proposed changes to the 2019 Kansas Child Support Guidelines, but we saved a few for the following notes. As previously mentioned, the 2019 revision proposals fall … Continue reading

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THE 2019 PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE KANSAS CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES

Of all the blogs we’ve posted, this (the 67th) may be the most consequential. Within the 100+ pages of proposed revisions for the 2019 Kansas Child Support Guidelines, are some of the most sweeping revisions seen since the adoption of … Continue reading

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2019 Kansas CS Guidelines Update

Federal Regulations require each state to review their state child support guidelines at least every 4 years. In Kansas the Child Support Guidelines Advisory committee has been meeting regularly since last year to review and update the guidelines. The staff … Continue reading

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Customize your start page

Have you ever wondered how to customize the entries on your Kansas Child Support calculator when it starts up? We received an email today asking:“Why does the Court Line 1 always say ‘In the Court of Johnson County’ ? We … Continue reading

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2019 February BLS Update

Each quarter during the year the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases updated average wage information. The Bradley Kansas Child Support Calculator uses this updated wage information to calculate the interstate pay differential (IPD). The IPD is used to offset the … Continue reading

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ALIMONY IN 2019 UNDER THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT

One of the elements in the calculation of Kansas Child Support is Spousal Maintenance (or, as known to the IRS, “Alimony”). While many think the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) abolished Alimony, that’s not true. The TCJA only abolished … Continue reading

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