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Research & Case Law

State ex rel. Secretary of SRS v. Clear (Kansas 1991)

January 1991

To terminate parental rights under Kansas law, voluntary relinquishment of parental rights and Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services' acceptance of surrender of the child are required.

In re Marriage of Ross (Kansas 1989)

November 1989

Prior to ordering a blood test to determine whether the presumed parent is the biological parent, the district court must consider the best interests of the child, including physical, mental, and emotional needs.

In re Marriage of Ross (Kansas 1989)

November 1989

Prior to ordering a blood test to determine whether the presumed parent is the biological parent, the district court must consider the best interests of the child, including physical, mental, and emotional needs.

Michael H. v. Gerald D. (Federal, US Supreme Court, 1989)

June 1989

Only a presumed father or mother may rebut a presumption of paternity.

In re Marriage of Peak (Kansas 1989)

April 1989

A child support obligation terminates "when a child goes to live with the other parent" is clarified and restricted to situations where a permanent change of residence is involved.

In re Marriage of Peak (Kansas 1989)

April 1989

When a child goes to live with the other parent, but it is not a permanent change in custody, "abatement" is accepted as a court ordered modification.

In re Marriage of Peak (Kansas 1989)

April 1989

A child support obligation terminates "when a child goes to live with the other parent" is clarified and restricted to situations where a permanent change of residence is involved.

Hooks v. Hooks (Kansas 1988)

October 1988

A valid judgment for child support arrearages may be collected and enforced in the same manner as any other final judgment.

Clark v. Jeter (Federal, US Supreme Court, 1988)

June 1988

The period for ascertaining the fatherhood of the child must be sufficiently long to permit those who have an interest in the child to bring an action on their behalf despite the personal difficulties that may surround the birth of a child outside of wedlock.

Carroll v. Moore (Nebraska 1988)

May 1988

Court-appointed counsel will be provided to indigent defendants in paternity cases.

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