joKansas Supreme Court and Court of Appeals opinions are normally released on Friday mornings at approximately 9:30 a.m. Published Appellate Opinions are posted to the Kansas Appellate Courts’ website within one hour. Unpublished Appellate Opinions are not posted on the Kansas Appellate Courts’ website, but are available on this site between one hour to one day after release. This page includes only Kansas Family Law Appellate Decisions. The decisions on this page include both published and unpublished opinions.

2013 Kansas Family Law Appeals Decisions

Supreme Court

July 5, 2013

107383 – In re Adoption of H.C.H. (Published) [Jurisdiction, adoption jurisdiction, child custody jurisdiction, parental rights termination, #UCCJEA, #UAA]

April 5, 2013

102744 – Hamel v. Hamel (Published) [trusts]

February 22, 2013

103487 – Frazier v. Goudschaal (Published) [parentage, #ART, custody, equitable division, same-sex, cohabitation, property]

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Court of Appeals

December 6, 2013

109208 – In re N.A.C. (Published) [adoption, termination, CINC, procedure, appellate jurisdiction, statutory interpretation, definitions, administrative authority]

November 22, 2013

109079 – Cain v. Jacox – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Riley. [child support, res judicata, UIFSA, procedure, pleading]
109569 – Splechter v. Splechter, et al. – Per Curiam – Dismissed – Woodson. [procedure]
109820 – In the Matter of the Adoption of N.I.E. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Pratt. [stepparent adoption, termination, burden of proof]

November 15, 2013

109422 – In the Matter of the Marriage of Clark v. Clark – Per Curiam – Affirmed in part, vacated in part, and remanded with directions – Jackson. [annulment, property division, spousal support, jurisdiction, procedure]

November 8, 2013

107867 – In the Matter of the Marriage of Michel and Michel – Per Curiam – Affirmed in part, vacated in part, and remanded with directions – Saline. [child support, property division, alter or amend, impute income, appeal standards]
108098 – In the Matter of the Marriage of McGinnis and McGinnis – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Harper. [property division, spousal support, appeal standards]
109799 – In the Interest of Z.E.H. – Per Curiam – Reversed and remanded with directions –Elk. [CINC, UCCJEA, continuing exclusive jurisdiction, emergency jurisdiction, subject matter jurisdiction, magistrate jurisdiction, magistrate authority, procedure]

October 11, 2013

109322 – In the Matter of the Marriage of Riedel and Riedel – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Johnson. [grandparent visitation, child custody, parenting time]

October 4, 2013

109247 – In the Matter of the Application to Adopt A.M.M. – Per Curiam – Reversed – Sedgwick. [adoption, termination]
109257 – In the Matter of the Adoption of R.L.J. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Sedgwick. [adoption, termination]
109525/109526 – In the Matter of the Application to Adopt J.T.C. – Per Curiam – Affirmed in part and dismissed in part – Norton. [adoption, termination]

September 27, 2013

108437 – In the Matter of the Marriage of Sims and Sims – Powell, J. – Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded with directions – Shawnee.
108601 – In the Matter of the Marriage of Mullokandova and Kikirov – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Johnson. [default, set aside, procedure, burden of proof]
108935 – Cole v. Peterson – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Johnson. [non-marital property, cohabitation contracts, contract remedies, statute of frauds, burden of proof, statute of limitations]

September 13, 2013

109121 – In re Marriage of Stephenson & Papineau (Published) [child support, Social Security Disability, reimbursement] REVERSED 109121 – In re Marriage of Stephenson & Papineau (October 9, 2015)(Supreme Court)

September 6, 2013

108886 – In the Matter of the Marriage of Sutton and Sutton – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Wyandotte. [property division,  temporary orders, case management, child custody, procedure]

August 30, 2013

109083 – Burgardt v. Willinger – Per Curiam – Reversed and vacated – Finney. [shared residency, procedure, parenting plan, future events]

August 16, 2013

107046 – In re Estate of McLeish. (Published)[settlement agreements, oral agreements, procedure, relief from judgment, set aside]

107990 – In the Matter of the Marriage of Anjard – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Johnson. [law of the case, issue-claim preclusion]

August 9, 2013

108519 – In the Matter of the Marriage of Freeman and Freeman – Per Curiam – Judgment reversed, award of attorney fees vacated, and remanded with directions – Sedgwick. [procedure, set aside, default, settlements, attorneys fees]

July 26, 2013

107665 – In the Matter of the Marriage of Tran and Duong – Buser, J. – Reversed and remanded with directions – Sedgwick. [judgments, interest, domestic support]

July 12, 2013

108980 – In the Matter of the Adoption of S.L.P. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Sedgwick. [termination, adoption]

July 5, 2013

108085 – In the Matter of the Marriage of Soenksen and Gillett – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Johnson. [separation agreements, #UTMA, college education funds]
108222 – In the Matter of the Guardianship and Conservatorship of Peters – Per Curiam – Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded – Saline.

June 28, 2013

108638 – In the Interest of K.W. and K.W. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Wyandotte. [termination]

June 21, 2013

108004 – In the Matter of the Marriage of Wilson and Wilson – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Reno. [residency, change of circumstances]

June 14, 2013

106962 – In re the Marriage of Bergmann & Sokol (Published) [GAL, attorney fees, sanctions]

108151 – Waller v. Waller – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Douglas. [property division, spousal support, offsets, property valuation, premarital property]

June 7, 2013

108,545 – In the Matter of the Marriage of Moore and Moore – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Wyandotte. [child support, constructive emancipation, UIFSA, standard of review, burden of proof]
108,778 – In the Matter of E.G.S. and Sonnier – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Lincoln. [parentage, presumed parent, parent by estoppel]

May 31, 2013

108297 – In the Matter of the Guardianship and Conservatorship of L.M.H. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Wilson. [guardianship, termination of guardianship, parental rights, parental preference doctrine, grandparents, procedure]
108945 – In the Matter of the Marriage of Rogers and Rogers – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Seward. [child custody, residency, burden of proof, procedure, material change of circumstances]

May 17, 2013

106181 – Purdum v. Purdum (Published) [defamation, first amendment, religion, sacramental marriage, religious annulment]

May 3, 2013

107401 – Kaelter v. Sokol, et al. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Johnson. [procedure, appeals, special master, evidence] (Review granted December 27, 2013)

April 19, 2013

107055 – In the Matter of the Marriage of Andrews and Andrews – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Sedgwick. [contempt, child support, burden of proof, negative findings]
108489 – In the Matter of Chance and Chance – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Rooks. [custody change, material change of circumstances, parenting plan, burden of proof, standard of review, best interest factors]

April 5, 2013

108108 – In re A.E.S. (Published) [CINC, due process, temporary orders]

107276 – Clark v. McGinnis – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Ford.
107732 – In the Matter of the Marriage of Brautman and Hardesty – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Johnson. [separation agreement, college expenses, child support]
108314 – In the Matter of the Marriage of Roby and Woodley – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Franklin.

March 29, 2013

108562 – In the Interest of M.D., A.V., and T.B. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Wyandotte. [termination]

March 15, 2013

106912 – In the Matter of the Marriage of Martin and Martin – Per Curiam – Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded with directions – Geary. [military, VA Disability, disposable retired pay, contempt, procedure, appeal, evidence]
107971 – State, ex rel. Secretary of Social and Rehabilitation Services v. Lane – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Sedgwick. [child support, parentage, shared parenting adjustment, required findings]

March 8, 2013

107434 – In the Matter of the Marriage of Lawson and Lawson – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Cherokee. [property, valuation]
108064 – In the Matter of the Marriage of Campbell and Burnett – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Johnson.[judgment interest, appeal bonds, attorneys fees] (Review denied August 30, 2013)
108176 – In the Matter of the Relationship of Downs and Gilmore – Leben, J. – Reversed and remanded with directions – Seward. [parentage, child-custody, parenting time, #ART, same-sex, “notorious acknowledgement”]

February 22, 2013

107777 – In the Matter of the Marriage of Whitcomb v. Whitcomb – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Sedgwick [custody, parenting time]

February 15, 2013

106812 – Nelsen v. Nelsen – Per Curiam – Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded with directions – Cheyenne.
107931 – In the Matter of Azar – Per Curiam – Reversed and remanded with directions – Johnson. [name change, jurisdiction]
108141 – In the Matter of the Marriage of Everett and Zipper – Pierron, J. – Reversed and remanded with directions – Johnson. [child support, procedure]
108358 – In the Matter of the Adoption of Baby R. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Shawnee. [termination, adoption]
108127 – Silks, et al. v. Gnaegy, et al. – Per Curiam – Reversed and remanded – Johnson. [settlement agreements, third-party beneficiary, procedure]

February 8, 2013

107826 – In the Matter of the Marriage of Mamedova and Iliasson – Per Curiam – Remanded with directions – Riley. [settlement agreement, property division]
108175 – In the Matter of the Adoption of Baby R. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Shawnee. [termination] (Review denied June 19, 2013)

January 18, 2013

107694 – In the Matter of the Marriage of Williams and Williams – Per Curiam – Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded with directions – Riley. [child support, procedure]

January 11, 2013

106446 – In the Matter of the Marriage of McKenney and McKenney – Per Curiam – Reversed and remanded with directions – Johnson. [#property division] (Review denied August 23, 2013)
106990 – In the Matter of the Marriage of Briggs and Briggs – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Johnson. [#property, receiver]
107774 – In the Matter of the Marriage of Slater and Slater – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Johnson. [#custody, #alimony, #parenting time restrictions]
107908 – In the Matter of the Marriage of Jones and Jones – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Wyandotte. [#property division, attorney #fees]

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