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Child Support Guidelines

Office of Judicial Administration staff cannot give legal advice, help with legal research, or help interpreting Kansas Child Support Guidelines. If you have questions about how the guidelines apply to your child support case, contact your attorney.

Kansas Child Support Guidelines

Kansas Child Support Guidelines are rules judges and hearing officers follow to decide how much child support each parent is to pay toward raising their children. At the most basic level, they guide parents to create a fair and balanced distribution of resources essential to raising children: time and money.

Federal law requires every state's child support guidelines be reviewed every four years, and it takes about two years to conduct the review. The Kansas Child Support Guidelines Advisory Committee oversees this work.

Guidelines as of January 1, 2024

Kansas Child Support Guidelines that take effect January 1, 2024, were adopted through Supreme Court Administrative Order 2023-RL-080. The new guidelines do not impact existing child support orders based on guidelines that took effect January 1, 2020, or earlier. Child support orders change only when a judge issues a new order. Until a judge issues a new order, existing orders remain in effect.

Kansas Child Support Guidelines that take effect January 1, 2024 (without markup)
Kansas Child Support Guidelines that take effect January 1, 2024 (with markup)

Forms and supplemental materials

These forms and supplemental materials are designed for use with the 2024 Child Support Guidelines. They are available in two formats (plain and fillable).

Plain forms
Child support worksheet 
Domestic Relations Affidavit

Child Support Domestic Relations Affidavit

Equal parenting time (EPT) worksheet 

Agreed shared expense plan 

Fillable forms
Child support worksheet (fillable)
Domestic Relations Affidavit (fillable) 
Child Support Domestic Relations Affidavit (fillable)
Equal Parenting Time (EPT) worksheet (fillable)
Agreed shared expense plan (fillable)

Supplemental materials
Cafeteria plans and salary reduction agreements
Cost of living differential
Military pay and allowances
Income tax consideration instructions
Income tax consideration worksheet
Periodic bonus income calculations
IRS form 8332
Child Tax Credit Chart
Court trustee contact list

Prior child support guidelines

Prior child support guidelines from 2020, 2016, and 2012 are also available online in the event you need to refer to them.     

Prior child support guidelines

Frequently asked questions

Find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Kansas child support guidelines. 

Child Support Guidelines FAQs 


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