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Couple speaking to lawyer about ending marriage

According to statistics from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, 6,398 marriage dissolutions occurred statewide in 2019, comprising 6,303 divorces and 95 annulments. Understanding the difference between divorce and legal separation is important.

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Couple speaking to a lawyer

Going through a divorce or legal separation can be a difficult and emotional experience. However, knowing what to expect and how long the process will take can help make divorce proceedings feel more manageable.

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More than 11,000 people filed for divorce in Kansas during the 2019 fiscal year. That means the lives of thousands of men, women, and children were irrevocably changed. A Kansas divorce attorney can help you not only get through the process but help you pursue a divorce agreement you can live with.

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Man and woman sitting at table looking over divorce papers

If you’re considering divorce, or if you’ve already been served divorce papers, a prime consideration is always the financial consequences. What will it cost me now and in the future? The answer to “What will divorce cost me?” hinges largely on how much collaboration, cooperation, and agreements as to the issues that exist between the divorcing spouses.

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According to a 2014-2018 Community Survey, the overall divorce rate in Kansas is six percent compared to the national average of 10.9 percent. In Overland Park specifically, the rate is closer to three percent, and in Shawnee and Olathe it is four percent. Regardless of what the numbers tell you, going through a divorce can be an emotionally and financially ...

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Two wedding rings sitting on a wooden surface

With each passing year, the law continues to recognize different types of relationships. There are traditional marriages, civil unions, cohabitation, couples who have children together and may or may not live with each other, and common law marriages.

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In Kansas, about 14% of females (162k) and 12% of males (133k), aged 18 and above, are either separated or divorced. Married couples can choose to file either for divorce or separate maintenance ("a legal separation"). A divorce permanently terminates the marriage, whereas a decree of separate maintenance allows the spouses to live apart and have a settlement agreement while ...

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Father with his daughter on his shoulders

Approximately 23 percent of children under 18 years in the United States live with a single mother, according to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. Quality child support arrangements are usually established to ensure that these children are adequately cared for.

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