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Mark Jeffers

What Am I Entitled to In a Divorce?

While divorce rates have been dropping across the country in the last year, more than 11,000 people still chose to file for divorce in Kansas during the 2019 fiscal year. If you are considering divorce, have already started the divorce process, or have just been served divorce papers and want to learn more about what to expect in terms of asset division, an experienced Kansas divorce attorney can help.

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What Is an Uncontested Divorce?

For many people, divorce may seem like an inevitably long, arduous, painful process — but the truth is, it doesn’t have to be. According to the United States Census Bureau, 11.2% of couples who marry in Kansas get divorced. If you are considering divorce or have recently started the process, a divorce attorney can help simplify the entire legal process.

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How Long Does a Divorce Take in Kansas?

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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Do I Need an Attorney for My Divorce?

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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How to Save Money on a Divorce

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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How Much Does a Divorce Cost in Kansas?

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 taxing experience for both partners.

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Does Kansas Recognize Common Law Marriage?

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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What is Legal Separation?

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 they remain legally married.

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