§ 23-2901 Interpretation of terms
§ 23-2902 Maintenance
§ 23-2903 Same; modification of amounts
§ 23-2904 Same; modification retroactive; reinstatement
§ 23-2905 Same; method of payment

Terms Used In Kansas Statutes > Chapter 23 > Article 29 - Establishment and Modification of Spousal Support

  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See Kansas Statutes 77-201