Shawnee County District Court is providing the following forms and self-help resources. Please note that these resources are presented for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice.
The court cannot provide you with legal advice and you will be held to the same standard as a licensed 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.
Shawnee County Family Law Guidlines (PDF) - Shawnee County Family Law Guidelines were prepared by the Family Law
Committee of the Topeka Bar Association. These guidelines are intended to be used by attorneys and
by parties in domestic relations cases in the Third Judicial District.