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 Unpublished Appellate Opinions are posted on the Kansas Appellate Courts’ website, but are not available until later – between one hour to one day after release – on this website and on the Kansas Courts’ 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 The decisions on this page include both published and unpublished opinions.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

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Court of Appeals

April 13, 2018

Unpublished

116760 – Fahey v. Fahey – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Sedgwick [marital torts, extramarital affairs, statutes of repose, STDs, appellate standards]

117278 – In re Marriage of Oldenburg – Per Curiam – Affirmed in part and vacated in part – Johnson [appellate standards, income tax exemption, attorney fees, sua sponte rulings, stipulations, nonjurisdictional rulings]

118330 – In re R.D. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Franklin [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards, clear and convincing]

118333 – In re R.E.R. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Wyandotte [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards, clear and convincing]

April 6, 2018

Unpublished

118067 – Kline v. Holmes – Per Curiam – Reversed and remanded with directions – Douglas [parentage determination, same-sex relationships, statutory construction, appellate standards]

118067 – In re M.A.V. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Osage [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards, substantial evidence]

118218 – In re D.C-R. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Wyandotte [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards, substantial evidence]

March 30, 2018

Unpublished

117293 – In re Marriage of Ziebart – Buser – Reversed and remanded with directions – Meade [appellate standards, legal custody, joint legal custody, sole legal custody, residential custody, words and phrases, statutory interpretation, sua sponte orders]

118196 – In re D.J.L.T. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Allen [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards, substantial evidence]

118248 – In re O.M. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Franklin [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards, substantial evidence]

March 23, 2018

Unpublished

117671 – In re M.R. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Douglas [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards, substantial evidence]

March 16, 2018

Unpublished

117381 – In re Marriage of Gustafson – Buser – Affirmed – Stevens [appellate standards, UCCJEA, residence, contempt, enforcement, reinstate parenting time, child custody jurisdiction, continuing jurisdiction, significant contacts, substantial evidence, unclean hands]

March 9, 2018

Unpublished

117529 – In re J.L. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Johnson [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards, substantial evidence]

117664 – In re Marriage of Smith – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Lyon [appellate standards, discovery, attorney fees, judicial discretion]

118186 – In re X.A. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Shawnee [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards, substantial evidence]

March 2, 2018

Unpublished

117931 – In re J.L.A. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Sedgwick [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards, substantial evidence]

February 23, 2018

Unpublished

117723In re Adoption of Baby Boy C.L. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Wyandotte [adoption, termination, notice, appellate jurisdiction, appellate standards, burden of proof, “shotgun pleading”]

February 9, 2018

Unpublished

117929 – In re E.R.S. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Sedgwick [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards, substantial evidence]

118099 – Bowen v. Cantrell – Per Curiam – Appeal dismissed – Franklin [appellate standards, temporary orders, appellate jurisdiction]

February 2, 2018

Unpublished

117008 – Kaster v. Riley – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Sedgwick [PFS, appellate standards, judicial conduct, judicial bias, preservation of record, appellate record, judicial recusal, judicial impartiality, appellate burden]

117346 – Davis v. Kansas Dept. for Children & Families – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Sedgwick [administrative, appellate standards, appellate procedure, preservation of argument, contemporaneous objection, “shall” meaning, administrative procedures]

117524 – In re M.A. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Douglas [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards, substantial evidence]

117775 – In re B.W. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Brown [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards, substantial evidence]

January 26, 2018

Unpublished

115704 – Kaelter v. Sokol – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Johnson [special master, appellate standards, contemporaneous objections, child’s property, UGTMA]

116843 – Bradfield v. Urias – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Ford [child support, personal jurisdiction, enforcement, UIFSA, judgment registration]

117238 – In re J.Y. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Wyandotte [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards, substantial evidence]

January 19, 2018

Unpublished

117222  – In re Marriage of Santee – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Douglas [appellate standards, appellate procedure, record on appeal, spousal maintenance, modification, cohabitation, attorneys fees, discretion, burden of proof, Rule 170, motion to set aside, KSA 60-260, appellate process]

January 5, 2018

Published

117070 – Kerry G. v. Stacy C. – Arnold-Burger, CJ – Reversed and vacated – Harvey [PFA, extension, burden of proof, appellate standards, mootness, exceptions, statutory interpretation]

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