At Jacobson Ryan Law Offices, we are here to help you with child custody cases. Kansas courts are mandated by the Kansas legislature to make decisions as to the custody of a child based on the best interests test. In Kansas, there are three components to child custody.
Are the parents going to have joint legal custody, where they are to share in making decisions about what they believe to be in the best interests of their child, or is one of the parents going to have sole legal custody, where that parent can make decisions affecting the child's well-being without having to consult with the other parent?
Residential placement of the child - where is the child going to actually reside on a day-to-day basis?
Parenting time - how much time is each parent going to have with the child?
All three components are subject to the what is in the "best interest of the child" test.