Kansas Supreme Court and Court of Appeals opinions are normally released Friday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Published Appellate Opinions are posted to the Kansas Appellate Courts’ website within one hour of that time. Unpublished Appellate Opinions are posted on the Kansas Appellate Courts’ website but are not available until later – between one hour to one day after release. Unpublished decisions are available on this website. This page includes only Kansas Family Law and Family Law-related Appellate Decisions. The decisions on this page include both published and unpublished opinions.

2018 Kansas Family Law Appeals Decisions

Supreme Court

Other Kansas Supreme Court Decisions: release dates…

Court of Appeals

May 24, 2019

Unpublished

118734 – Carman v. Harris – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Johnson [parentage, child custody, child support, joint legal custody, parenting time, appellate standards, discretion, due process, self-represented parties, civil procedure, parenting time guidelines, child support modification date]

120204 – In re Adoption of A.T.V. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Finney [Adoption, parent termination, appellate standards, incidental child support]

May 17, 2019

Published

120239 In re K.H. — Shawnee—Malone, J. – Reversed and remanded Shawnee [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards, default judgments, procedure, notice, personal appearance]

May 10, 2019

Unpublished

120211 – In re A.T. – Schroeder – Affirmed – Lyon [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards, clear and convincing evidence, substantial evidence]

120220 – In re P.L. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Shawnee [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards, clear and convincing evidence, substantial evidence]

120300 – In re R.G. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Shawnee [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards, clear and convincing evidence, substantial evidence]

120373 – In re A.W. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Johnson [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards, clear and convincing evidence, substantial evidence]

May 3, 2019

Unpublished

120124 – In re L.C. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Douglas [CINC, appellate standards, clear and convincing evidence, substantial evidence]

120193 – In re J.S. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Leavenworth [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards, clear and convincing evidence, substantial evidence]

April 19, 2019

Published

119536 In re W.L. – Bruns – Affirmed – Crawford [Parentage, same-sex relationship, parentage presumptions, notorious or in writing]

Unpublished

119774 – Elem v. Elem – Arnold-Burger – Vacated – Shawnee [PFS, stalking, default judgments, set aside, notice, required notice, insufficient evidence, addition of parties, lack of witnesses, abuse of discretion, due process, self-represented litigants, constitutional rights, First Amendment, church attendance]

119836 – In re J.K. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Riley [CINC, UCCJEA, jurisdiction, appellate standards, modification jurisdiction, residence, no contact with initial state]

April 12, 2019

Unpublished

120316 – In re A.H. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Wyandotte [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards, clear and convincing evidence, substantial evidence]

April 5, 2019

Published

120019In re Marriage of Bahlmann – Gardner, J. – Affirmed – Riley [Child custody, appellate procedure, civil procedure, post-decree motions, S.Ct. Rule 133, oral argument, res judicata, prima facia case]

Unpublished

119156 – In re D.H. – Per Curiam – Reversed and remanded with directions – Meade [CINC, appellate standards, ICWA, interested parties, notice]

120107 – In re H.E. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Douglas [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards, clear and convincing evidence, substantial evidence]

March 29, 2019

Unpublished

119835 – In re L.C. – Per Curiam – Appeal dismissed – Douglas [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards, clear and convincing evidence, substantial evidence]

120244 – In re D.E. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Wyandotte [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards, clear and convincing evidence]

120361 – In re L.B. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Atchison [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards, clear and convincing evidence]

March 22, 2019

Unpublished

119333 – Kaelter v. Sokol – Per Curiam – Appeal dismissed – Johnson [discovery, appellate jurisdiction, post-judgment discovery, final orders, interlocutory appeals, appellate standards, collateral order doctrine]

March 15, 2019

Published

119021 In re Marriage of Towle and LeGare – Powell – Reversed and remanded with directions to dismiss – Wyandotte [separate maintenance, divorce, abatement of actions, death, substitution of parties, journal entry, final judgment, docket sheet, appellate standards, jurisdiction, motions]

March 8, 2019

Unpublished

119601 – In re M.A. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Shawnee [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards, clear and convincing evidence]

119882 – In re D.H. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Sedgwick [CINC, appellate standards, clear and convincing evidence, parent termination, default judgments, set aside]

119943 – In re J.E. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Kingman [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards, clear and convincing evidence]

120049 – In re K.L. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Lyon [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards, clear and convincing evidence]

March 1, 2019

Unpublished

118867 – In re Marriage of Buchanan – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Saline [Divorce, mediation, mediated agreement, voluntary just equitable, bias, conflict of interest, appellate standards]

119026 – In re Estate of Frost – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Johnson [Probate, set aside, judgments, 60-260, fraud, statute of limitations, appellate standards]

119578 – In re J.F. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Wyandotte [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards, clear and convincing evidence]

119596 – Valle v. Green – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Johnson [parentage, parenting plans, guardian ad litem, appellate standards, issue waiver]

119654 – In re S.R. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Cloud [CINC, appellate standards, clear and convincing evidence, parent termination, reintegration plan]

119786 – In re N.S. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Leavenworth [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards, permanent custodianship, clear and convincing evidence]

February 22, 2019

Unpublished

118479 – In re Marriage of Porterfield – Powell – Affirmed – Johnson [Judgments, dormancy, void judgments, QDRO, appellate standards, statutory interpretation]

119633 – In re Z.E. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Miami [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards, clear and convincing evidence]

February 15, 2019

Unpublished

119154 – Lamar v. Lamar – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Johnson [divorce, property division, credit card division, conversion, punitive damages, intentional torts, appellate standards]

119217 – In re A.Z. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Wyandotte [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards, clear and convincing evidence]

119788 – In re Adoption of J.D.W. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Doniphan [Adoption, parent termination, appellate standards]

February 1, 2019

Published

119099In re Marriage of Babin – Walker, J. – Reversed and remanded with directions – Dickinson [Military retirement pay, spousal support, alimony, spousal maintenance, military disability pay, agreements, federal preemption]

Unpublished

118973 – In re Guardianship & Conservatorship of Crist – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Anderson [appellate standards, statutory construction, definitions, “adult with an impairment in need of a guardian or a conservator, or both,” permanent vs. non-permanent, clear and convincing evidence]

119694 – In re P.W. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Sedgwick [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards, clear and convincing evidence]

January 25, 2019

119090 – In re L.F. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Harvey [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards, clear and convincing evidence]

119646 – In re Paternity of Z.H. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Shawnee [Parentage, “primary custody,” appellate standards, deadlines, alter or amend, discretion]

January 18, 2019

Unpublished

119061 – In re I.O. – Buser – Affirmed – Leavenworth [CINC, appellate standards, clear and convincing evidence, parent termination]

119335 – In re K.F.W. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Butler [CINC, appellate standards, clear and convincing evidence, parent termination]

119613 – In re L.D. – Per Curiam – Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded with directions – Ellis [CINC, appellate standards, clear and convincing evidence, parent termination]

January 11, 2019

118676In re Marriage of Strom – Schroeder – Affirmed – Riley [Military retirement, dormancy, judgments, revivor, statutory construction, contracts]

Unpublished

118441 – JA-DEL, Inc. v. Winkler – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Johnson [Contracts, wedding reception, unjust enrichment, appellate standards, trial procedure]

119651 – In re J.H. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Douglas [CINC, appellate standards, clear and convincing evidence, parent termination]

Other Court of Appeals Decisions: release dates…