Kansas City, KS asked in Child Support and Family Law for Kansas

Q: How does child support work in Kansas? Can my ex-wife come after monies over 40 hours a week?

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A: In Kansas, child support calculations are based on several factors, including both parents' incomes, the number of children, and the time each parent spends with the children, among other considerations. The state uses specific guidelines to determine the amount of child support, aiming to ensure the children's financial needs are met. Regarding earnings over 40 hours a week, such as overtime, these can be considered in the child support calculation, depending on the consistency and regularity of such earnings. If overtime or additional hours are a regular part of your income, a court may consider these earnings in determining child support obligations. However, if such income is sporadic or not guaranteed, the court may decide not to include it. It's important to provide a comprehensive financial disclosure during child support proceedings to ensure a fair assessment. If circumstances change, either parent can request a review of the child support order for adjustments.

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