Category Archives: Child Support Guidelines

2021 American Rescue Plan Act

On March 11, 2021, the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was signed into law. This law made two changes that are significant for Kansas Child Support Calculations. It is important to note that these provisions of ARPA (and therefore … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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New Updates Posted for Kansas Child Support Calculator

As discussed in a previous article in January, we’ve been working hard on updating our calculators based on the tax changes caused by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Today we’re excited to announce the updates for our Kansas … Continue reading

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