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It is recommended that you hire an attorney to file the proper paperwork and represent you in a divorce matter. If you chose to represent yourself, you must file the correctly completed paperwork with the court and pay the filing fee.
If both parties agree on all the issues involved, the respondent (the non-filing party) may sign a voluntary entry of appearance and the clerk can set a hearing date to finalize the divorce.
If the parties are not in agreement, the respondent must be served with notification that a divorce proceeding has been filed. The respondent is given an opportunity to respond (answer) to the filing. When there are contested issues within the divorce, the judge will make rulings concerning these matters issues at the scheduled hearing.
Approved forms are available at the Kansas Judicial Council website. Effective July 1, 2019, the District Clerk Offices no longer provide the forms.
You should consult with an attorney who will be able to answer your questions. The attorney will prepare a signed written response (answer) to the petition and file it with the court. If you choose to prepare an answer yourself, you must file it with the district court office in which the divorce petition was filed. The answer must be filed within a certain number of days so check the summons carefully for that information. A copy should also be sent to the other party’s attorney or directly to the other party if they are not represented by an attorney.
You will need to file a motion with the court to adjust your child support. A fee is required for filing a post-divorce motion that pertains to child support, parenting time (visitation) or custody. It is advisable that you hire an attorney, but it is not required.
Contact an attorney for assistance or contact your local Department of Children and Families office and they will direct you to their child support enforcement agency.
Kansas Department of Children and Families Website
Visit Kansas Payment Center website or call 877-572-5722.
The court does not keep records on child support balances. Check with your attorney or child support enforcement agency.
If you meet the following requirements, you may file a Petition for Protection from Abuse Order with any District Court office:
When one party in a case files a motion requesting child support be paid, the party that applied for the child support has the obligation of enforcing the order they requested.
An accounting firm or an attorney can assist with the completion of wage or non-wage garnishment forms.