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Can A Divorce Be Denied in Kansas and Missouri?

Posted by Crissy Del Percio | Nov 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

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Understanding the court process, grounds for divorce and legal representation is of the utmost importance. This article will explore Kansas and Missouri grounds for divorce as well as possible court denials. Additionally, it will detail the filing process and discuss the benefits of hiring legal services.


What are the grounds for divorce in Kansas and Missouri?

Understanding the grounds of divorce is paramount before embarking on the process. Kansas and Missouri both recognize no-fault divorce, meaning couples can end their relationship without being held liable.


Can a Kansas or Missouri court deny my divorce application?

Courts in both states usually grant divorces without fault being assigned, though fraud or bigamy cases could prevent this outcome, and may deny your divorce application. Such instances are generally uncommon and most divorces proceed smoothly.


How can I file a divorce in Kansas and Missouri?

Kansas and Missouri both have different divorce procedures, so it is wise to familiarize yourself with each state before filing. Some steps to follow when filing include:

  • Residency Requirements: To file in either state, you must fulfill residency requirements.
  • Assemble Your Documents: Gather all pertinent paperwork, such as financial records or details about assets and liabilities.
  • Submitting Divorce Petition: Filing divorce petition directly with the court. 
  • Serving Your Spouse: Provide legal notice of proceedings directly to them so they have enough time to respond.
  • Negotiate or Mediate: Explore negotiation or mediation as a means of settling unresolved issues.


Why it is recommended to hire a divorce attorney?

Divorce proceedings can be intricate affairs that require legal expertise for successful outcomes. Consulting a divorce attorney could reduce anxiety and reduce stress during these proceedings.

  • Legal Advice: Before initiating or proceeding with a divorce, seek legal advice as their expertise can provide invaluable insight into the laws and processes involved.
  • Negotiation Skills: Attorneys have extensive experience helping their clients reach agreements in matters related to child custody, alimony, and property division.
  • Document Accuracy: Attorneys take great care in preparing and filing all documents with accuracy to prevent delays in court proceedings.


When is it necessary to hire an attorney?

Appointing an attorney as your representative during a divorce proceeding can be both strategic and pivotal. Attorneys could assist with:

Conflict: When there is disagreement on matters such as child custody, asset distribution or spousal support.

Complex Financial Matters: In complex financial affairs, legal advice may provide invaluable assistance in reaching a resolution.


How should one choose an experienced attorney?

Consider these factors when selecting an attorney for your divorce case:

  • Experience: Be certain your attorney has extensive knowledge in family law.
  • Reputation: Reviews and testimonials provide invaluable insight into an attorney's reputation.
  • Communication: Select an attorney who provides clear communication and offers frequent updates.


Why Choose Drama-Free Divorce:

Drama-Free Divorce takes great pride in meeting all the criteria listed above.

  • Experience: With years of family law expertise under our belt, we bring all our experience and knowledge into every case we handle.
  • Reputation: Positive testimonials from our clients demonstrate our dedication to customer satisfaction.
  • Communication: We place great emphasis on maintaining open and honest dialogue to keep you fully informed throughout. You will always remain in the know!


Suggestions for Action

  • Consultation: Contact us and arrange an initial consultation so we can address all aspects of your case.
  • Collect Documents: In order to expedite the filing process, gather all pertinent documents.
  • Consider Mediation: Mediation can be an invaluable way of resolving disputes amicably and collaboratively.
  • Budgeting: Plan financially for any potential costs associated with divorce by setting aside an emergency fund.
  • Emotional Support: Reach out for emotional assistance from friends, family, and counselors.

Legal representation can be invaluable when going through a divorce. We're here to guide and support you every step of the way. Contact us today at 816 615-5555 or send us an email on our Contact Page.

About the Author

Crissy Del Percio

Crissy Del Percio is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Additionally, she received her undergraduate degrees in Journalism (News and Information) and Communication Studies from the world-renowned home of the Jayhawks – the University of Kansas. She has been practicing law for a decade and spent the first part of her career specializing in helping low-income survivors of domestic violence. Now at Drama-Free Divorce, Crissy enjoys helping people consciously uncouple. She is also a Guardian Ad Litem and domestic mediator. Crissy has won a number of prestigious awards for her work in public service, but you likely recognize her from her acting career, where she is also an award-winner. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her egregiously overpriced dog, Augustus Rodham and knitting. 


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