Kansas 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 Unpublished Appellate Opinions are posted on the Kansas Appellate Courts’ website, but are not available until later — and on this site between one hour to one day after release. This page includes only Kansas Family Law and Family Law-related Appellate Decisions. The decisions on this page include both published and unpublished opinions.

2017 Kansas Family Law Appeals Decisions

Supreme Court

April 7, 2017

Published

114306 – State ex rel. Secretary of DCF v. Smith – Reversed [parentage, voluntary acknowledgement, time limits, appellate standards] video

Other Supreme Court Decisions: release dates…

Court of Appeals

April 21, 2017

Unpublished

114584 – State ex rel. Secretary of DCF v. Elmore – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Johnson [appellate standards, child support]

115469 – Dreiling v. Dreiling – Per Curiam – Reversed and remanded with directions – Butler

115915 – In re Marriage of Leming – Per Curiam – Reversed and remanded with directions – Sedgwick

115962 – In re J.R.B. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Sedgwick [appellate standards, clear-and-convincing, parent termination]

116103 – In re D.E.J. – Per Curiam – Reversed and remanded with directions – Butler [appellate standards, clear-and-convincing, parent termination]

116450 – In re Marriage of Clark & Daniels – Powell – Affirmed in part and vacated in part – Jefferson

116596 – In re L.H. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Saline [appellate standards, clear-and-convincing, parent termination]

April 14, 2017

Unpublished

116466 – In re Marriage of Uehling – Powell – Vacated and remanded with instructions – Barton [child custody, residential custody, modification, material change, appellate standards, burden of proof, prima facie case, dismissal, required allegations, notice pleading, child’s desires, attorneys fees, child custody factors]

April 7, 2017

Unpublished

116239 – In re I.S. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Wyandotte [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards]

116362 – In re B.M.T.C. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Sedgwick [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards]

March 31, 2017

Unpublished

115134 – In re Marriage of Barbee & Morales-Colon – Buser – Affirmed – Lyon [property division, appellate standards, discretion, property division factors, spousal support, spousal support factors, guidelines]

115755 – In re C.K. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Douglas [CINC, appellate standards, termination, clear-and-convincing evidence]

March 17, 2017

Unpublished

115009 – In re P.T. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Shawnee [CINC, Appellate standards, clear and convincing evidence]

115670 – In re D.T. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Reno [CINC, Appellate standards, clear and convincing evidence]

March 10, 2017

Unpublished

115472 – In re P.J.B. – Per Curiam – Reversed – Sedgwick  [CINC, Private CINC, UCCJEA, Modification Jurisdiction, Parent Termination, Burden of Proof, Appellate standards, child custody jurisdiction]

March 3, 2017

Unpublished

114470 – In re Marriage of Crainshaw – Per Curiam – Affirmed in part and remanded with directions – Johnson [appellate standards, discretionary factors, property division, trial court rationale]

114846 – In re Marriage of South – Per Curiam – Affirmed in part and remanded with directions – Johnson [property division, appellate standards, premarital agreements, UPAA, discretion]

115265 – In re Marriage of Brizendine & Randall – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Reno [jurisdiction, 60-day residence requirement, domicile, pleading, long-arm jurisdiction, prima facie showing, burden of proof, evidentiary standards, ]

February 10, 2017

Unpublished

115690 – In re M.A.E. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Johnson [CINC, parent rights termination, appellate standards, clear and convincing evidence]

February 3, 2017

Unpublished

114423 – Roberts v. Weaver – Per Curiam – Affirmed in part, vacated in part, and remanded with directions – Sedgwick [quiet title, partition, appellate standards, burden of proof]

115727 – In re O.C.R.D. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Johnson [CINC, parent termination, burden of proof, appellate standards, clear and convincing]

116083 – In re S.C. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Barton [CINC, parent termination, burden of proof, appellate standards, clear and convincing]

January 27, 2017

Unpublished

115232 – In re Marriage of Tubbesing – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Johnson [appellate standards, discretion, inherent court power, involuntary dismissal]

115986 – In re C.L.W. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Allen [CINC, parent termination, clear-and-convincing evidence, appellate standards, discretion]

January 20, 2017

Unpublished

115303 – In re Marriage of Thummel – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Thomas [spousal support, appellate standards, discretion, maintenance factors, abuse of discretion, property division, business valuation, professional goodwill, dissents, precedent]

January 13, 2017

Published

114986 – In re Marriage of Kidane & Araya  – Arnold-Burger – Affirmed – Johnson [marriage, voidable marriage, void marriage, annulment, divorce, procedure, appellate standards, discretion]

January 6, 2017

Published

113901 – State v. Sinzogan – Schroeder – Affirmed – Reno [criminal protection from abuse, criminal protection from stalking, culpability, mental state, lesser included crimes,  burden of proof] (Published)

Unpublished

114855 – In re Marriage of Gerleman – Per Curiam – Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded with directions – Douglas [divorce, post-decree remedies, military retirement, domestic relations order, appellate standards, abuse of discretion, record support, law of the case doctrine]

Other Court of Appeals Decisions: release dates…