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.

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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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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KS Tax Adjustment and The EPT Adjustment

We had a question recently concerning the Kansas Tax Adjustment (Line E.3 of  the worksheet) in regards to Equal Parenting Time (EPT). The question was: “How does the ‘Residence With’ setting impact the Tax Adjustment in an EPT situation?” The … Continue reading

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We recently received an inquiry from a subscriber asking why the program doesn’t split the Child Care Tax Credit between the parents in proportion to their contributions to the expense.  Specifically, she asked “Why doesn’t the software the daycare tax … Continue reading

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Kansas Tax Adjustments: Dependent Exemptions and the CTC (Child Tax Credit) (REVISED)

Since January 1st, 2018, the most frequent question we get on the tech support line has to do with tax adjustments. The TCJA (Tax Cut and Jobs Act) of 2018 has created quite a bit of confusion on how the … Continue reading

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