| Helpful Kansas Family Law Links
- Johnson County Court Parents Forever class
(required parenting class)
- Kansas Unified Payment Center
- Kansas Child Support Guidelines (2009) (January 1, 2010 until March 31, 2012)
- Kansas Child Support Guidelines (2012) (starting April 1, 2012)
- Johnson County, Kansas Family Law Bench-Bar Guidelines (2010)
(including property, spousal support, & parenting time)
- Shawnee County, Kansas Family Law Guidelines (2003) (including property, spousal support & parenting time)
- The Kansas Supreme Court provides instructions on the preparation of parenting plans at its website.
- The Kansas Supreme Court also provides information for self-help in family law and other cases. Be aware that court staff cannot help litigants. If you need help, contact a qualified lawyer who is legally able to assist.
- The Kansas Judicial Council provides information and forms for simple divorce proceedings, for adult name-change requests, for post-decree child support and parenting time modifications, and other filings.
- The Johnson County, Kansas Law Library provides forms on its website from the Kansas Judicial Council and from the Johnson County District Court for those wishing to file a very simple divorce proceeding and other simple matters without the assistance of attorneys. We recommend this resource for those who have no disputes at all. These forms should not be used by married persons having any disputes between themselves or who do not completely understand their rights to property division and support.
Kansas State Information
- Kansas Supreme Court and Court of Appeals decisions on the Web by date of decision. The Kansas Appellate Courts issue their decisions in appeals every Friday morning.
- The State of Kansas has various resources available on the World Wide Web with access to all Kansas government agencies and services.
- The Kansas Legislature has a large amount of information available to the public via its website, including current bills being considered, bills recently passed, and “enrolled” bills (bills that have been passed by the Legislature and signed into law by the Governor).
- The Executive functions of the state are handled by the Kansas Governors Office
- William J. Cutler’s History of Kansas, first published in 1883, was transcribed to hypertext markup language (html). This exhaustive essay on the history of Kansas includes descriptions of much of the early history of the state, including eye-witness accounts of most of the significant historical moments of “Bleeding Kansas” when the Civil War came to Kansas.
- The Kansas Child Support Guidelines govern calculations of child support in Kansas and are available at the Kansas Supreme Court website. Federal law requires revision of these guidelines every four years.
- Federal and state law require that all child and spousal support payments be made through the Kansas Unified Payment Center.
- The Kansas Department of Vital Statistics provides annual summaries of statistical data for Kansas on marriage, divorce and other information on the Kansas population.
|Federal Law and Information
- The United States Supreme Court makes its decisions available as soon as they are released through the Legal Information Institute (LII) as well as on the Supreme Court website. Because Supreme Court decisions determine the “law of the land,” this web resource gives ready access to the most recent pronouncements on that law.
- Although the United States Supreme Court is the final court of review on issues of federal law, many decisions are made by the intermediate courts of review in the federal system, known as the United States Courts of Appeal. At present, there are 11 federal Courts of Appeal, each responsible for determining appeals from the United States District Courts within that particular region.
- The United States Congress web site, “Thomas,” provides ready access to a full range of information on current and historical legislative information.
- The unified United States Legislative Information site Congress.org provides access to federal legislation and other information. The site launched on September 19, 2012, and is the successor to Thomas.
- The United States Senate website provides access to Senators websites and other valuable information.
- The United States House of Representatives website provides access to Members of Congress and other valuable information.
- In addition to access to current and historical statutes and legislation from Congress, Cornell University School of Law presents a searchable version of the United States Code (the federal statutes).
- The President is the head of the Executive Branch of the federal government with offices at the Whitehouse.
- The Internal Revenue Service provides forms, information and other resources at its website.
- The Internal Revenue Service Tax Transcript Online Order Form provides a way to order tax return or account transcripts.
- The United States Social Security Administration web site allows you to request various types of information about your own earnings and income history and information on amounts of social security income you would receive upon retirement or disability.
|Legal Research and Resources
|Other States’ Information
| Special Needs Children and Family Resources
- Academy of Special Needs Planners – National Organization of professionals involved in financial arrangements and management for special needs families.
- Allergy and Asthma Network (AANMA) – National organization dedicated to eliminating suffering and death from asthma, allergies and related conditions, including family-to-family network.
- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) – Resources for the Mental Health Needs of Children
- American Council of the Blind – National organization striving to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and quality of life, for all blind and visually-impaired people.
- American Diabetes Association – National organization to fund research to prevent and manage diabetes, provide objective information about diabetes, and advocate for people with diabetes.
- The ARC – National Advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
- Autism Society (formerly the Autism Society of America) – National organization to improve the lives of people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their families by increasing public awareness, advocating for appropriate services for people, and providing the latest information about treatment, education, research and advocacy.
- Autism Speaks – National Advocacy Group for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
- Celiac Sprue Association – non-profit organization providing educational materials on celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis
- CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) – the leading non-profit organization serving individuals with ADHD and their families.
- Immune Deficiency Foundation – National organization dedicated to improving the diagnosis, treatment and quality of life of persons with primary immunodeficiency diseases through advocacy, education and research.
- International Dyslexia Association – International organization focusing on the causes and early identification of dyslexia and dissemination of research based knowledge.
- National Down Syndrome Society – National advocacy group focusing on the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.
- NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) – National Advocacy Group for Individuals with Mental Illness and their families
- The Special Needs Resource Project – provides a basic guide and ‘jump start’ for parents of children with chronic health issues, disabilities and other special needs.
- Wrightslaw – Special Education Legal Advocacy and Resources.
Kansas Resources for Special Needs Children and Families
|Collaborative Law Groups
|Other Legal Organizations
|Family Law Resources
|International Child Abduction, Child Custody Jurisdiction, and Child Support Recovery