Olathe Child Support Attorney
Child Support in Johnson County
If you are a parent who is headed for
divorce, child support is probably weighing heavily on your mind. Will you be
ordered to pay child support? Or, if not, how much will you receive? As
the founder of
The Law Office of John Harvell, I have
over 20 years of experience practicing law and I am fully prepared to guide you through your child
Why The Law Office of John Harvell?
- I am AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
- I serve clients throughout Johnson County
- I offer free initial consultations
How much child support will be ordered?
When determining how much child support will be ordered, the court will
consider all relevant factors, including:
- The financial resources and needs of both parents.
- The child's needs.
- The physical and emotional condition of the child.
The Kansas Supreme Court has adopted child support guidelines which are
used as a basis when determining a child support order. These guidelines
are based on the philosophy that both parents share in the duty to support
their children based on their contribution of the combined family income;
therefore, a portion of each parent's income is allocated to their children.
In Kansas, child support continues until the child turns 18; however, if
the child turns 18 and he or she is still in high school, then child support
will continue until June 30 of the school year during which the child turns 18.
Child support can be change if there has been a significant change in circumstances,
but it can only be changed for future payments, not past due payments.
A parent should
contact an attorney right away to see if a child support order can be lowered since support
can only be lowered for future payments.
Contact an Olathe divorce lawyer today!
As an experienced
Olathe divorce attorney, I would be more than happy to answer all of your questions regarding
child support and child support modifications in a free initial consultation.
If you are getting a divorce, I can provide you with the compassionate,
yet aggressive representation you need during this difficult time. Please
contact me today to discuss your child support matter in further detail – I
will explain your rights and obligations in clear, easy to understand terms.