Breach of courts’ website to delay some child support payments
Parents who receive child support payments will get them late because of a security breach on the state court electronic system.
Kansas Department for Children and Families works with Kansas courts to process child support court orders and payments on behalf of Kansas families.
With the e-filing and electronic court records offline, Kansans should expect delays on court hearings and orders being entered, DCF said.
Child support payments that are awaiting court orders or direction from DCF, court trustees, and county clerks will be affected. Orders filed prior to the week of Oct. 9 should be processed properly.
DCF and its contractors, YoungWilliams and Maximus, will continue to provide full-service operations through paper and fax filings.
People with cases in process should consult Child Support Services at (888) 757-2445 with questions or to get status information.
Updates will be provided at the Kansas Payment Center website, www.KSPayCenter.com.
The security breach interrupted access to several online systems, including:
- Kansas Courts e-Filing, which accepts electronically filed documents.
- Kansas Protection Order Portal, which accepts electronically filed documents.
- Kansas District Court Public Access Portal, which allows searching district court case information.
- Appellate Case Inquiry System, which allows searching appellate court case information.
- Kansas Attorney Registration, which allows searching for an attorney by name or bar number.
- Kansas online marriage license application. Persons still can apply, but the application will not be sent to a district court for processing through the efiling system.
- Central Payment Center, which operates in the Office of Judicial Administration, will not be able to process disbursements on behalf of district courts.
- Kansas eCourt case management system, which district courts use to process cases.