Child support in both Kansas and Missouri is determined using a worksheet and/or a formula (which are different in each state). In both states, child support is the right of the children, and is not a supplement for the residential parent. In Kansas the parents cannot negotiate child support amounts, it is based on the income of the parents and other amounts like insurance costs for the children, tax considerations, childcare costs, etc. In Missouri, some courts will allow the parents to determine the amount of child support by agreement, unlike in Kansas courts. The attorneys at Juris understand how to calculate the child support that meets the requirements of either state, and can explain the nuances of these line items. Call our office to schedule a family law case consultation today.