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Kansas Custody

Kansas custody isn't hard to understand once you realize how the system in this state works.

And that becomes a pain in the wallet for you, because what the politicians in Tallahassee tell you about child custody in Kansas isn't always true.

The fairness of the system isn't what they lead you to believe.

If you look at the child custody guidelines in Kansas, you'll see references to "primary caretaker" and "more qualified" parent.

In none of the official guidelines will you find the intangible criteria used to determine child custody in the real world.

And that means if you and your spouse don't agree on a child custody arrangement, the state of Kansas then decides where your children live.

The determination of child custody begins with the filing of a motion at your local county family law courthouse.

Eventually, the county will assign a Kansas custody evaluator who will meet with all the parties; including the school, doctors, etc.

An evaluation is then conducted, by the county, that determines which of you is the best parent for the children.

The process starts by having the assigned evaluator perform the evaluation.

Additionally, expect to be subjected to a psychological profile and when competed, the custody evaluator will write and submit their report to family court.

You'll also receive a copy of this evaluation report.

Most people believe custody is determined by the judge, when in fact custody is determined by an evaluator, not the judge.

The judge will read the evaluators report and because the judge knows very little about you, your spouse, your children, or your family setting rubber stamp it.

Because the evaluator has conducted extensive research and issues a report, there's no way the judge will overrule the evaluators recommendation.

If your involved in a highly contested dispute, expect the judge to order the guardian ad litem to protect your children's interests during the evaluation.

The guardian ad litem doesn't decide custody, but acts as a advocate for the children to ensure their interests are protected while the parents argue about custody.

Now, Guardians can be lawyers or social workers they just need to be approved by the court and there are private guardians along with public ones employed by your local Kansas county.

Regarding cost, a private guardian ad litem will charge from $50 per hour to $400, as opposed to a public guardians who typically charge less.

Typically the cost of the guardian ad litem is shared by each spouse.

A guardian will be provided free of change if you can't afford one.

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