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What Am I Entitled To in a Divorce?

Divorce rates nationwide have been on a decade-long decline, according to data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The rate in Kansas went from 3.6 divorces per thousand residents in 2008 to 2.3 per thousand in 2018. In neighboring Missouri, the rate fell from 3.7 to 3.0 per thousand in the same period.

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Do I Need an Attorney for My Divorce?

Filing for divorce involves several complicated processes and can affect every aspect of your life — from your family to your assets and your finances. In both Kansas and Missouri, more and more couples are filing for divorce.

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How Much Does a Divorce Cost in Kansas?

If you're considering filing for divorce in Kansas, or already in the midst of a divorce, you may be wondering how much it's going to cost you. Consulting with an experienced Kansas divorce attorney is a simple first step that you can take to learn more about the process and how much it may cost you.

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Understanding Paternity Disputes

Paternity disputes are about the welfare of the child (or children). Regardless of any formal or legal relationship between a couple, they each have legal responsibilities and rights to their shared biological children.

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How Does Divorce Work Across State Lines?

Divorces or legal separations are difficult enough when couples are living in the same house or the same town when one spouse decides to file. If you are living in different states, how will that affect the process?

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Divorce vs. Annulment vs. Legal Separation in Kansas

Who you choose to marry and spend the rest of your life with is not only a serious decision, it is a highly personal one. Deciding how you choose to deal with a failing marriage is just as personal.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Divorce

Kansas ranked among the top 10 highest states in 2019 with a divorce rate of 9.2 (per 1,000 marriages). Missouri followed close behind with a rate of 9.1 (per 1,000 marriages). Every year, thousands of couples decide to end their marriages in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

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Are Women Favored for Child Custody in Kansas & Missouri?

Back when women couldn’t own property and had few legal rights, divorce often ended with the father retaining custody of the children, but as the 19th century came upon us, things began to change. The notion that women were more capable of caring for a child’s “special needs” became more commonplace, while men were often seen as more capable of supplying financial resources.

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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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