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I Was Just Served Divorce Papers. Now What?

Going through a divorce can be overwhelming for everyone involved. With sensitive emotions and the psychological toll involved in a divorce, it is easier for a person who just received divorce papers to make irrevocable mistakes without experienced guidance or representation.

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Issues in Same-Sex Divorces

No two couples are alike and no two divorces are alike. This is true across all ages, classes, and genders; however, there are special considerations to take into account if you’re seeking a same-sex divorce.

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Your Rights to Retirement Assets

For many individuals, retirement savings are one of their most important assets. In fact, couples who want to maximize their retirement benefits often coordinate their retirement planning efforts together with their spouse.

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What to Do If Your Ex Puts Your Child at Risk

Divorce can be stressful and emotional for everyone involved, particularly the children. Even when it is believed that divorce will be in everyone's best interests, marital dissolution usually affects the children's mental, physical, and emotional health, academic performance, and relationships.

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Does a Criminal Record Affect Child Custody?

Divorce is a common reality for many Kansas and Missouri families. The emotional and significant life change of divorce brings up many questions about parenting time and child custody, including questions about criminal records.

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Finding Hidden Income and Assets

Suspecting that your spouse is hiding income or assets before or during the divorce proceedings can be disheartening and overwhelming. You might wonder what options are available to you if your spouse is trying to hide assets or income to avoid sharing them.

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Divorcing Later in Life

Married individuals can grow apart over the years of marriage. People who have been married for three, four, or five decades or longer are not immune to divorce. Divorcing later in life – also known as a gray divorce – has become more common in recent years.

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Is Kansas/Missouri a No-Fault Divorce State?

According to statistics from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, there were 6,398 marriage dissolutions statewide in 2019, including 6,303 divorces and 95 annulments. Sometimes, things don't turn out as initially anticipated.

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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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