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What Are the Grounds for Divorce in Kansas and Missouri?

In Kansas, the divorce rate according to the latest statistics (2018) is 2.3 divorces per one thousand inhabitants, down from 5 divorces per thousand in 1990. In Missouri, there were 3 divorces per one thousand inhabitants, down from 5.1 divorces per thousand in 1990. No matter how you analyze the statistics, divorce can be an emotionally shattering experience.

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Will Cheating Affect My Divorce Case?

According to a study by the American Psychological Association (APA), infidelity is said to be responsible for nearly 20 to 40 percent of divorces in the United States. Infidelity is among the leading contributing factors to many divorces.

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How Do I Get the Other Parent to Pay Child Support If We Were Never Married?

According to the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), during FY 2018, states across the United States collected nearly $28.6 billion on behalf of the 14.7 million children served by child support enforcement programs throughout the country.

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If We Get a Divorce, Do I Have to Move Out?

If you are considering a divorce and trying to decide whether to move out of your home, consulting with an experienced Kansas family law attorney is crucial for proper guidance.

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Common Misconceptions About Divorce in Kansas

In 2018, there were 2.3 divorces per 1000 inhabitants in Kansas. Going through a divorce can be an overwhelming and emotional experience. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misleading information, myths, and false assumptions surrounding divorce, all of which make it relatively easy to make costly mistakes without proper guidance.

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How Do I Establish Child Custody If I Was Never Married to the Other Parent?

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, about 36.4 percent of kids in Kansas are born to unmarried mothers. Never having been married to your child’s other parent can create some legal legwork if you plan to pursue child custody or visitation rights.

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An Overview of the Kansas Divorce Process

In 2018, there were 2.3 divorces per thousand residents of Kansas. Going through a divorce can be overwhelming and emotionally draining. The divorce will have ramifications on many aspects of your life, including your family, children, finances, and friends.

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Grounds for Divorce in Kansas

To begin the process of divorce in Kansas or dissolution of marriage in Missouri, you must file a petition stating what relief you are seeking from the court, as well as the grounds to terminate the marriage. "Grounds for divorce" are the reasons you are asking the court to grant you a divorce….

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Division of Property in Divorce

Division of property in a Kansas or Missouri divorce will be based on what the judge determines to be "fair and equitable".

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Separate/Individual Property in Divorce

Before you make any decisions about how to divide assets in a divorce, you need to know whether they are marital or separate property. You should consult with an experienced family law attorney to be sure your rights are protected.

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