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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 nearly 30years of experience practicing law and I am fully prepared to guide you through your child support case.

Why The Law Office of John Harvell?

  • I am AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • I serve clients throughout Johnson County
  • I offer flexible case evaluation appointments

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 with a consulation. 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.

Client Testimonials

  • “gave me time to come up with the money and got all the cases off my record.”


  • “Mr. Harvell and I worked closely together and created a successful defense on both the driver's license suspension and the DUI charge.”


  • “He set up a plan of action which truly saved not just me but my whole family from hardship.”


  • “The whole case was seen one sided but John luckily fight for my side and got me the outcome that was fair.”


  • “Mr. Harvell filed a Motion to Suppress because of an illegal car search. Prior to trial, the charges were dismissed.”