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 Unpublished Appellate Opinions are posted on the Kansas Appellate Courts’ website, but are not available until later – between one hour to one day after release – on this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 The decisions on this page include both published and unpublished opinions.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

May 18, 2018

Published

113103In re Marriage of Williams video [military retirement, Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act, USFSPA, personal jurisdiction, long-arm jurisdiction, appellate standards, subject matter jurisdiction]

May 11, 2018

Published

115309In re Adoption of T.M.M.H. – video [adoption, standing, step-parent adoption, grandparent custody, uniform parentage act, third-party custody, legal custody, appellate procedure, appellate standards] (Published)

Other Supreme Court Decisions: release dates…

Court of Appeals

May 25, 2018

Unpublished

118426 – In re Adoption of J.R.H. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Sedgwick [adoption, parent termination, support 6-months before birth, statutory construction, appellate standards]

118661 – In re W.D. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Pratt [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards, clear and convincing]

May 18, 2018

Unpublished

118222 – Curtis v. Minnis – Per Curiam – Appeal dismissed – Ford [appellate standards, parental rights interference, mootness, improper orders]

118285 – Harris v. Kansas Dept. for Children and Families – Per Curiam – Reversed and remanded to the State of Kansas Department for Children and Families with directions – Shawnee [administrative law, default, set aside, meritorious defense, due process, abuse & neglect, substantiation, judicial review, KJRA, statutory interpretation, abuse of discretion, appellate standards]

118362 – In re M.D.M. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Wyandotte [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards, clear and convincing]

May 11,  2018

Unpublished

117932 – In re Biehl – Per Curiam – Appeal dismissed – Sedgwick [parentage, genetic testing, judicial discretion, non-parentage, appellate jurisdiction]

118083 – In re Marriage of Hou and Chu – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Johnson [child support, extracurricular expenses, child support deviations, judicial discretion, appellate standards, child support guidelines]

118198 – In re C.M.G. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Clay [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards, clear and convincing]

118282 – K.E.S. v. H.M.M. – Per Curiam – Appeal dismissed – Greeley [appellate standards, appellate jurisdiction, venue, judicial discretion, parentage]

118579 – In re G.A-S. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Ford [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards, clear and convincing]

April 27, 2018

Unpublished

117410 – In re Marriage of Traster – Per Curiam – Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded with directions – Sedgwick [appellate standards, abuse of discretion, marital settlement agreements, property division, attorney fees, appellate attorney fees, attorney fees indemnity agreement, severability of agreements]

118602 – In re N.M.D. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Allen [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards, clear and convincing]

April 20, 2018

Unpublished

117693 – In re J.A.D. – Per Curiam – Affirmed – Sedgwick [CINC, parent termination, appellate standards, clear and convincing]

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]

Other Court of Appeals Decisions: release dates…