Simple Child Support Calculator
To calculate child support in Kansas, we recommend using the Kansas Judicial Council Child Support Worksheet. There appears to be no simpler way to estimate support payments.
The Kansas Judicial Council Child Support Worksheet steps you through a complex calculation. You may need to work through each part carefully to get an accurate assessment. Unfortunately, the Kansas scheme is complex and a simple, reliable calculator does not appear to be available.
Parenting Time Calculator for Kansas
According to Kansas child support guidelines, payment amounts depend on how much time a child spends with the non-custodial parent.
Use this calculator to work out how much care the non-custodial parent provides. Parenting time excludes school hours, meaning you only count time away from school.
Calculate parenting time %
Regular hours with non-custodial parent
School hours each period
Vacation days each year*
26 days per year.
7.1% of parenting time.
* Vacation days are all days when the regular schedule does not apply.
How Child Support is Calculated in Kansas
Child support payments in Kansas are calculated using the income shares category method. Payments depend on the combined incomes of the parents as well as the number of children. A larger combined income or more children usually means greater payments.
The amount paid or received by an individual parent also depends on their income percentage. The higher your percentage of combined parent income, the more you pay or less you receive.
Payments are also affected by which parenting time category applies. Payments may be lower because of a "shared" (fairly equal) care arrangement.
Kansans paying the most child support have high incomes and limited parenting time. Conversely, the biggest receivers are parents who (a) work little (b) have their kids most of the time and (c) have a high earner as the other parent.
Kansas Judges use the Kansas Child Support guidelines to calculate how much child support will be paid. Parents need to bring a worksheet prepared following those rules to Court for the final divorce hearing.
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.Kansas Judicial Branch
Kansan child support guidelines apply to the whole state, including the cities of Wichita, Overland Park, Kansas City, Olathe, Topeka and Lawrence. Variations in support payments may be made by the agreement of parents or at the discretion of a judge presiding over your case.
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