Responding to DCF Petition to Determine Parentage and Child Support

These forms can be used if you have received a petition to determine parentage (paternity) from the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF). These forms were not written to help you respond to a parentage case filed by anyone other than DCF Child Support Services.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS AFTER READING THE INSTRUCTIONS, PLEASE SEEK THE ADVICE OF AN ATTORNEY. The Kansas Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service provides answers to many questions such as how to find a lawyer, services available to the public, and the potential fees and costs involved. It may also allow you to talk with a lawyer who can answer your questions for only $2 per minute.

Please note, Judicial Council staff, Kansas Court Clerks and Court staff MAY NOT provide legal advice, recommend any specific course of legal action, assist in completion of any forms, advise on how a particular term or definition applies to a specific situation, interpret statutes or rules, or advise whether a particular statute or rule applies in a specific situation. They may not provide information kept confidential by statute or court rule nor may they recommend or advise concerning rules of evidence, witnesses, objections, or rulings. See Administrative Order No. 232.

FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SELF-REPRESENTATION, PLEASE VIEW THE KANSAS JUDICIAL BRANCH'S self-help website.