For Kansas residents, filing for divorce may be a painful process. This may be true whether a person opts for mediation, a collaborative divorce or litigation. Regardless of how the end of a marriage is handled, the first step is to actually file for divorce.
This means filing paperwork and serving those papers to the other spouse. In certain cases, it may be possible to file a no fault divorce, which means that there is no legal reason given for the split. The next step is to respond to the request for a divorce, and at this point, it may be a good idea to speak with an attorney. After the response comes the negotiation portion of a divorce.
For some, this may be as simple as figuring out how much is in the joint bank account. For others, it may mean figuring out what to do with a business that both parties to the marriage own jointly. Legal counsel may be needed if the divorce is a complex one or if communication is an issue. The last step is to reach a divorce settlement agreement if possible.
Those who are going through a divorce may wish to seek advice from an experienced family law attorney. Doing so may make it easier to learn more about how to obtain marital property or spousal support. Parents may learn more about how to retain a relationship with their children. Legal counsel may also be helpful if the other person is potentially hiding assets or taking action to deplete known marital assets.