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Using a Kansas Visitation Schedule

November 10th, 2022

It is essential to have an understanding of the laws regarding child custody and visitation in the state of Kansas before you create your visitation schedule. Learning these laws will help prepare you for making the schedule and also so you know what to expect in court. Kansas family laws regarding custody and visitation can be found in Chapter 60,Guest Posting Article 16 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated. Here you will find the definitions of the different types of custodial arrangements and also the different kinds of residential arrangements. According to the law, Kansas does not favor parental gender when awarding custodial rights and responsibilities. Both parents are considered equal and there is no presumption that infants and babies are better off with their mother. The main factor the court considers is the child’s best interests. The court looks at the following criteria when determining what is in the best interests of the child:

Each parent’s custodial preferences;

The child’s wishes he/she is of appropriate age and maturity to voice a preference;

The previously established relationships between each parent and the child and any other people who are important in the child’s life;

The child’s residential and care giving history;

How well the child has adapted to his/her current home, school and community;

Each parent’s willingness and capability to recognize the importance of the other parent in the child’s life;

Each parent’s willingness to help foster a meaningful and continuing relationship between the child and the other parent;

Any evidence of child or spousal abuse; and

Whether either parent, any person living in the parent’s home or in close contact with the child is a registered sex offender.