March 18, 2021
The State of Kansas recently made changes to their Child Support Modification laws, and your attorneys at Juris Law & Mediation, LLC. want you to be knowledgeable and prepared for if, or when, these issues come up for you Child support is determined using a worksheet and/or a formula which is different in each state. In Kansas, child support is the right of the children, and is not a supplement for the residential parent; parents cannot negotiate away child support amounts, as it is based on the income of the parents and other amounts like insurance costs, tax considerations, and childcare costs among others.
As of January 2020, the Kansas Law pertaining to child support modification states that in the event of a failure to disclose and material change of circumstances there could be breach of duty sanctions. Such failures can relate to the understatement, overstatement, or concealment of financial information or income, and the court may determine the dollar value of a party’s failure to disclose, and assess the amount in the form of a credit on the child support amount or for a determinate amount of time. The court may also adopt other sanctions.
To avoid penalties from the state regarding your child support modification changes, with receipt of written request for financial information, a parent shall have thirty days within which to provide the requested information in writing to the other parent. Refusal to provide the requested information may make the non-complying parent responsible for the costs and expenses, including attorney fees, incurred in obtaining the requested information. Whether you are paying for child support or being paid for child support, you need to disclose any material change of circumstances as soon as possible.
When it comes to child support modification, the attorneys of Juris Law & Mediation, LLC. are the experts with helping you navigate this process. We have successfully represented parents who have gone through child support modification including these new changes, and we are happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact our office today to schedule a consultation, or feel free to call us at (913) 764-8844 with any questions you have regarding the legal changes in child support modification.