Once child support is set, it continues at the same rate until it is legally changed. Normally, CSS will review a case every three years to see if a modification of the child support order under the Child Support Guidelines is appropriate. A case can be reviewed sooner if there is a substantial change in circumstances. For a Kansas order, this could be when a child turns age six, twelve, or when a permanent change in income(s) would make the support order change by ten percent or more. If either parent asks CSS to review and modify the order, it could go up or down, depending on the facts at that time.
CSS will gather financial information from both parties, such as a Domestic Relations Affidavit and income verification, to complete a Child Support Worksheet, which determines the monthly child support amount due.