1004SRS -- Maintenance isn't a given in any court in the state of Kansas. If you carefully read the statute posted above, you will find that it quite clearly states that the trial court is allowed to award maintenance but it is not required to award any maintenance. When people are contemplating divorce, settlement, etc., it is important to know the factors that a court will use to make that determination.
Wantabefree -- as you probably know from reading and posting here, every case is decided on its own merits. I agree with 1004 that certain judges and certain counties may have a tendency to rule certain ways. By understanding what factors a court uses to determine maintenance, you may be able to help your own particular case.
Sedgwick County has its own family law guidelines. You could get a copy from your county courthouse, if you wanted any further information on that.
Focus on what is legally relevant, not morally indignant or petty.