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Kansas Child Custody Factors

In Kansas, when determining custody of the children, the court shall consider all relevant factors, including but not limited to:

(i)   The length of time that the child has been under the actual care and control of any person other than a parent and the circumstances relating thereto;

(ii)   the desires of the child’s parents as to custody or residency;

(iii)   the desires of the child as to the child’s custody or residency;

(iv)   the interaction and interrelationship of the child with parents, siblings and any other person who may significantly affect the child’s best interests;

(v)   the child’s adjustment to the child’s home, school and community;

(vi)   the willingness and ability of each parent to respect and appreciate the bond between the child and the other parent and to allow for a continuing relationship between the child and the other parent; and

(vii)   evidence of spousal abuse. (Kansas Statutes - Chapter 60 - Article 16 - Subject: 1610)