Filing for a divorce in Kansas requires assembling the correct forms, filing them with the court, serving your spouse, and attending a hearing. Due to the complexity of the process -- especially if minor children are involved -- filing for a divorce can be a painstaking and even frustrating process. Having said that, if you are planning on filing, there are a few things you need to know.
Assembling the Correct Kansas Divorce Forms
The documents you’ll need to file for divorce in Kansas will vary depending on your situation. At a bare minimum, you’ll need a Petition, service documents, a Domestic Relations Affidavit, and a Decree of Divorce. Some counties impose additional requirements, and you might need a Property Settlement Agreement if you have any assets you and your spouse own together.
If minor children are involved you’ll need a few additional documents. Most of the time you’ll need a Parenting Plan, a Child Support Worksheet, and a Kansas Payment Center form. In special cases you may need additional documents.
Filing the Divorce in Kansas
Once you have completed the documents you will need to take them to the courthouse and file them. Be prepared to pay a filing fee in the neighborhood of $190; this fee varies from county to county.
Serving Your Spouse
Once you file the divorce, you will have to serve your spouse with the correct documents. This step is very important: if service is not accomplished correctly, it can prevent you from getting the divorce.
Appearing at the Hearing
At the conclusion of the case you will have one or more hearings in front of the judge. You will appear and tell him or her why you should be granted the relief you are asking for. At the conclusion of these hearings -- assuming you have done everything correctly -- you will submit the Decree, and you will be divorced.
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Getting a divorce in Kansas can be a very confusing process. Fortunately, you do not have to do it alone. I can help you, and the cost will be much lower than you might have heard elsewhere. Further, in many cases, you will not even have to go to court!
Contact me today for a quote on your divorce, and let RJW Law help you move on with your life.