Divorce paper a state a an amount he is to pay. What can I do?
If your divorce was in Sedgwick County, KS and you are not on welfare, you can choose to have your child support rights enforced by either:
The Office of the District Court Trustee: web site: http://www.dc18.org/courttrustee/ctmain.shtml;
The Kansas Department of Children and Families: web site: http://www.dcf.ks.gov/services/CSS/Pages/default.aspx: or
A private lawyer.
Each child support payment is both a legal judgment and an equitable order to pay money. It draws interest at the judgment rate, which is a variable rate which (currently 6.5%) which may change on July 1 of each year. A table with the rates is available on the web at: http://www.kssos.org/pubs/pubs_finance_rates.html (Click on Judgment Rate). Pursuant to the case of Dallas v. Dallas, 236 Kan. 92, 689 P.2d 787 (1984) payments should be applied first to the current payment, second to accumulated interest, third to accumulated principal.
You will probably need the services of a private lawyer to compute the interest, Hopefully, the public child support enforcement offices will cooperate with your lawyer.
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