Free Legal Forms

 

                            

Kansas Legal Services provides forms as a service to low income Kansans to assist overburdened Kansas courts. Forms  are easy to use, interactive forms that will produce documents necessary for filing or responding to legal actions in Kansas district courts.

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 Please note, it is always advisable to talk to a lawyer before proceeding in a court case on your own. Please read our important warning.

If you have questions about how to complete the forms when using the interactive interview, you can use our LIVE HELP option.  You will return to this page (but leave the interview open if you can). Look for the LIVE HELP button on the top right of this page.  Just click on this:

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LIVE HELP is generally available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  You can leave a message if LIVE HELP is not available.  You will receive a reply by email within two business days.

In order to use this program to make free legal documents, you will need the following software on your computer:

Adobe Flash player: This is very standard software that you can download free.  Click here to download.  If you aren't sure if you have it already, try to download it.  The program will let you know if you have the software already.

What Software is Needed to Download and Print the Forms?

The interactive court forms download for printing in Rich Text Format (.rtf), which can be opened only in Microsoft Word. Make sure when downloading the documents your computer chooses that program to download the documents. Otherwise you will likely experience formatting or other errors such as getting nonsense or "gibberish" rather than a document. Note: Microsoft WordPad is NOT the same as Microsoft Word. Using WordPad WILL cause problems with your documents. 

If you do not have Microsoft Word, you can download Microsoft Word Viewer for free from Microsoft.com.

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NOTE TO USERS OF CHROME and FIREFOX:  The backspace button does not work to delete or modify answers in these interactive interviews.  You must use arrows or your mouse to highlight the information you need to change.  Then use the delete key to remove letters, before you can change information. This problem is not experienced in Explorer.

For more help with this program, visit our Frequently Asked Questions.


New Law Allows Application for Restricted Driver’s License Instead of Suspension in Kansas

Kansas Legal Services offers an interactive interview to assist Kansans with suspended driver's licenses who want to write a letter  to request a restricted driver's license. The new law helping those with suspended licenses went into effect July 1, 2013.

Go here to read more and see if you are eligible to request the restricted license. The interactive interview is here


Legal education videos in American Sign Language!

 

Check out our All About Kansas Divorce page.

This page will tell you about all the resources related to getting a divorce in Kansas.

Family Law/Divorce

 

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   Exclamation   Divorce (with minor children) Kansas Legal Services

   Exclamation  Child Support Worksheet   Use this Kansas Legal Services interactive form when the combined income of both parents is less than $50,000.

  •  Child Support Worksheet from childsupporttools.com, a fee is involved.  Use this resource where Mom and Dad incomes exceed $50,000 combined, for multiple family adjustments (stepchildren,etc.), for Interstate Pay Differential Adjustments (where parents live in different states); for Automatic Income Tax adjustment calculation.

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          Parenting Plan

The Affordable Care Act and Divorce: Useful Information

 

Child Support 

Instructions for pro se Motion to ESTABLISH  Parenting Time

This instruction sheet will assist you in obtaining a hearing to establish parenting time in your case.A hearing cannot be held until your motion has been filed and all the steps have been completed.

Instructions for pro se Motion to ENFORCE Parenting Time 

This instruction sheet will assist you in obtaining a hearing to enforce the court-ordered parenting time that has been set forth in your case.A hearing cannot be held until your motion has been filed and all the steps have been completed.

Instructions for pro se Motion to MODIFY Parenting Time

This instruction sheet will assist you in obtaining a hearing to modify the court-ordered parenting time that has been set forth in your case. A hearing cannot be held until your motion has been filed and all of the steps have been completed. 

Exclamation Child Support Worksheet   Use this Kansas Legal Services interactive form when the combined income of both parents is less than $50,000. (A free service of Kansas Legal Services)

Child Support Worksheet from childsupporttools.com, a fee is involved.  (Use this resource where Mom and Dad incomes exceed $50,000 combined, for multiple family adjustments (step children,etc.), for Interstate Pay Differential Adjustments (where parents live in different states); for Automatic Income Tax adjustment calculation)

Exclamation Modification of Child Support motion (Kansas Legal Services Interactive interview form) Requires that you have completed a Child Support Worksheet BEFORE you begin the interview.

Child Support Worksheet and Domestic Relations Affidavit (Use the Kansas Judicial Branch worksheet and schedules when the combined income of both parents is $50,000 or more.)

ExclamationRequest to Waive Filing Fee (Kansas Legal Services)

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS About Child Support

NEW in 2014!  A Kansas plan to help with back child support!

NEW!   KANSAS PATERNITY ACTION  for unmarried people who have a child.

 

Protection Orders

The information on the website of the Kansas Coalition against Sexual and Domestic Violence ( KCSDV website ) will provide you with must-know information about Kansas protection orders. They explain important safety considerations, necessary qualifications, court processes, possible relief, resources and other considerations that you should think about before seeking protection orders.

Do You Need a Protection from Abuse Order?

Click here to go to the Kansas Coalition against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV) website. 

 Here is the page for Protection from Abuse forms at the Kansas Judicial Council, and here is the page for Protection from Stalking forms.  These pages have up-to-date forms.

  

Code for Care of Children 

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Preliminary Matters, Commencement of CINC Action, Adjudicatory Procedure, Dispositional Procedure, Post-Dispositional Procedures, Termination of Parental Rights, Appeals, Indian Child Welfare Act Forms  (Kansas Judicial Council)

 

Consumer Issues

Stop Contact Letter to Collectors: The Fair Debt Collections Practices Act is a federal law that requires collection agencies to stop contacting you if you need to send them a letter stating that you wist to stop contact. Complete the interview in the link below to create this letter.

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What to do when the Collector Calls (Kansas Legal Services) This brochure contains informative tips for handling phone calls or other contacts by a collection agency or someone collecting a debt on behalf of another person.

 

Check out our Identity Theft page

Protect yourself from identity theft -- from the Kansas Attorney General's office, this information sheet will give you helpful tips.

 

Credit Report Dispute

 The first step in disputing a Credit Report error is to give notice to the credit bureau that you believe there is an error in your credit history. Follow the link below to complete an interactive online interview that will allow you to create a letter to send to the credit bureau to give notice of this error.

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Are you a consumer with a complaint or desiring more information?

Consumer Assistance

Here is a link to the Office of the State Bank Commissioner of Kansas where you can file a complaint  about a bank or financial institution or find consumer-related resources that may be helpful to you.

 

Federal Income Tax

I CAN! E-File partners with TaxACT to enable users to prepare and efile their Federal Tax returns completely free.

File your 2013 Federal taxes for FREE!  Click www.taxact.com/icanefile 

The IRS offers Free E-file.         

 The right way to get your tax refund for 2014 faster.

Read this guide from the Center for Responsible Lending to keep you from getting ripped off by refund anticipation loans and other traps. Read the story here.

State Income Tax

Learn how to file for Kansas Homestead Tax online. NOTE: The Kansas Legislature changed the law so that renters are no longer eligible for a Homestead Tax refund.

 

Employment-Related Forms

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Adult Name Changes

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Small Claims

Guardian/Conservator

Authorization Forms

Learn more about interactive forms

To learn more about the interactive project and what to expect when you use the interactive court forms, visit our Frequently Asked Questions. We are continually adding new forms, so please check back if you do not find what you are looking for. Many of these forms are also available as PDFs in our Public Law Library. These forms are not for commercial use and charging for their use in any way is prohibited.

The Kansas Judicial Council has the statutory authority to prescribe many of the forms used in legal proceedings in Kansas district courts.  The Council initiates projects which are assigned by the Legislature and requested by the Supreme Court.  One of those projects is the provision of free legal forms.

The Kansas Judicial Branch is the branch of government that oversees the courts. It relies on the Kansas Judicial Council to prescribe and provide most of the forms available, but it also provides a handful of forms that the Council does not.

For more information about self-representation, please visit the Kansas Judicial Branch self-help website.  Legal forms are available from other Kansas resources, as well.  To see a list of forms with website locations:

List of Kansas legal forms 

 

These forms are not for commercial use and charging for use of the forms in any way is prohibited.

If you find these free legal forms helpful, please consider making a donation to Kansas Legal Services.  Donations will ensure continued availability and help to create additional free legal forms.  Click on the "Donate" button at the bottom of this page.

Free legal forms for Kansans representing themselves are available below from several sources.

Sources: Kansas Legal ServicesKansas Judicial CouncilKansas Judicial Branch

Issues: Family LawCode for Care of ChildrenFederal Income Tax,Civil Court 

ActionsAdult Name ChangesSmall ClaimsGuardian/ConservatorAuthorization Forms

 

 

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