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District Court Trustee

Phone: 913-715-3600

588 E Santa Fe, Suite 3000, Olathe, KS 66061

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Birth Certificate Name Changes

Parents (biological mother/father) desiring to amend a child's birth certificate need to have in their possession a certified copy of live birth registration from the Vital Statistics Department for the State of Kansas. If you need to obtain the Birth Certificate please call (785) 296-1434.

Criteria for a change:                                                                                                                                                                    

  1. Child under 18 years of age, and
  2. Both biological parents (mother and father) must voluntarily want to amend the birth certificate.                                

Hearing Office

Kansas Supreme Court Rule 172 permits Hearing Officers to preside over summary administrative hearings for enforcement and modification of child support/maintenance orders, enforcement of parenting time, enforcement of visitation orders, the establishment of support orders in limited cases, and birth certificate changes. Orders to change custody must be heard by the District Court Judge assigned to the case.  This office is located on the 3rd floor, room 335 of the Johnson County Courthouse. Contact the office by (913) 715-3668 or (913) 715-3669 or hearing-officers@jocogov.org.

 

 

 

Motions Before Hearing Officers

Modification of Child Support/Maintenance (Alimony):                                                                

  • Divorce and paternity customers needing to modify their court orders may avail themselves of the Pro-Se paperwork available in the Hearing Officer Office, room 335 or on-line.
  • As a pro se party, you are representing yourself in a court hearing, and you will need to complete all neccesary Pro-s forms. The forms include a Motion and Notice of Hearing, Domestic Relations Affidavit, Child Support Worksheet, Child Care Verification, Employer Verification, Request and Service Instruction Form, and Return of Service for certified mail. You must bring to the court hearing your paycheck stub (with year to date totals), last year's income tax records. Obtain a court date/time from the Hearing Officer's Office by calling (913) 715-3668 or (913) 715-3669.
  • All parties to the case and their attorneys of record must be served with this paperwork. Instructions are included with the Pro-Se forms.
  • Generally, a court date/time may be obtained within 4 - 6 weeks.
  • Do you have to have an attorney with you? The choice is yours, but one is not required.
  • What if you disagree with the decision? You have the right to request a rehearing or appeal.                                                
  • Cost: $62.00 cash/money order due at time of filing of paperwork.

Motion for Medical & Dental Reimbursement:

  • Divorce and paternity customers needing reimbursement of a child's medical and/or dental bills (including orthodontics), may avail themselves of the Pro-Se forms available in the Hearing Officer Office, room 335 or online.
  • The Divorce Decree/Property Settlement Agreement or Paternity order must include language regarding responsibility for these bills by either party. Absent the inclusive language, it is assumed that the custodial parent is responsible for the bills.
  • As a pro se party you are representing yourself in a court hearing and will need to complete all neccesary Pro-Se forms which include Motion and Notice of Hearing, Request and service instruction form, Return of Service for certified mail, a copy of the page(s) in your divorce decree/property settlement agreement or paternity order which states that the party shall be responsible for the medical/dental expenses, copies of the medical/dental bills which have been paid, and a copy of a statement wherein a request was made in writing for payment of these bills and the same has been refused. Obtain a court date/time from the Hearing Officer's Office by calling (913) 715-3668 or (913) 715-3669.
  • All parties to the case and their attorneys of record must be served with this paperwork.
  • Instructions are included with the Pro-Se forms.
  • Generally, a court date/time may be obtained within 4 - 6 weeks.
  • Do you have to have an attorney with you? The choice is yours, but one is not required.
  • What if you disagree with the decision? You have the right to request a rehearing or appeal.
  • Cost: no cost to file paperwork.

Enforcement of Parenting Time Orders:

  • The term "parenting time" is the term used to describe the time a parent spends with the child and refers both to the time spent in primary residency and what was previously termed as parental visitation.
  • Parents needing to enforce an existing parenting time order may avail themselves of the Pro-Se paperwork available in the Hearing Officer Office, room 335 or online.
  • As a pro se party you are representing yourself in a court hearing. You will need to complete all necessary Pro-Se forms. The forms includes a Motion and Notice of Hearing, Request and Service instruction form and Return of service for certified mail. To obtain a court date/time from the Hearing Officer’s Office, please call (913) 715-3668 or (913) 715-3669.
  • The Divorce Decree/Property Settlement Agreement or Paternity order must include language regarding parenting time, whether it is titled reasonable visitation, or guideline visitation, or more specific instructions. Absent the inclusive language, you will first need to get an Order for Parenting Time from the District Court Judge assigned to your case before you can use the Motion to Enforce Parenting Time. Call your attorney if you need to get such an Order.
  • All parties to the case and their attorneys of record must be served with this paperwork.
  • Instructions are included with the Pro-Se packets.
  • By Kansas Statute, hearings must be set within 21 days of filing of the paperwork.
  • Do you have to have an attorney with you? The choice is yours, but one is not required.
  • What if I want to go to mediation? Add that request to the Motion to Enforce Parenting Time.
  • What if I disagree with the decision? You have the right to request a rehearing or appeal.
  • Cost: no cost to file paperwork.

Enforcement of Visitation Orders:

  • The term "visitation" will now generally only refer to that time a non-parent is allowed to spend with a child. (i.e. grandparents, aunts, uncles etc).
  • Non-parents needing to enforce an existing visitation order may avail themselves of the Pro-Se paperwork in the Hearing Officer Office, room 335 or online.
  • As a pro se party you are representing yourself in a court hearing. You will need to complete all necessary Pro-Se forms. The form includes a Motion and Notice of Hearing, Request and Service instruction form and Return of service for certified mail. To obtain a court date/time from the Hearing Officer’s Office, please call (913) 715-3668 or (913) 715-3669.
  • All parties to the case and their attorneys of record must be served with this paperwork.
  • Instructions are included with the Pro-Se forms.
  • By Kansas Statute, hearings must be set within 21 days of filing of the paperwork.
  • Do I have to have an attorney with me? The choice is yours, but one is not required.
  • What if I disagree with the decision? You have the right to request a rehearing or appeal.
  • Cost: no cost to file paperwork.

Modification of Parenting Time Orders (Parent):

  • Parents needing to modify parenting time orders in divorce and paternity cases need to consult with an attorney, and/or get a court hearing with the District Court Judge assigned to the case.
  • Hearing Officers cannot modify parenting time orders.

Modification of Visitation Orders (Non-Parent):

  • Parties needing to modify visitation orders need to consult with an attorney and get a court hearing with the District Court Judge assigned to the case.
  • Hearing Officers cannot modify visitation orders.