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What Do I Do Before Filing For Divorce?

Posted by Crissy Del Percio | Oct 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

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Researching divorce options may leave you pondering "What do I do before filing for divorce?" Drama-Free Divorce services provide solutions. We provide budget-minded financing solutions starting at $500 monthly with our flexible payment plans available in Kansas City, particularly in Missouri and Kansas for divorce proceedings. Our transparent pricing eliminates unexpected costs, and court appearances are not required to minimize stress and inconvenience to our clients. Plus, our attorneys possess professional skills and compassionate personalities who understand your challenges in this trying time.

As part of your preparations to file for divorce, it's essential that you plan ahead. In this article, we explore key components of the procedure - filing in Kansas and Missouri as well as hiring an attorney. We also offer useful insights and action steps.


What Steps Need to be Taken Before Filing for Divorce?

Divorce requires careful thought and planning to be as untroubled and effective as possible. Here are a few strategies that could make the journey less strenuous and make your divorce proceedings go more smoothly.

  • Reflection: Take some time for self-reflection and evaluate what motivates and drives you.
  • Financial Assessment: Conduct an in-depth financial evaluation and gather all pertinent documents.
  • Communicate: Discuss any problems or conflicts within the relationship.
  • Emotional Support Network: Build an emotional support system consisting of family, friends, and therapists that can assist with helping you overcome emotional hurdles.


How can I file for divorce in Kansas or Missouri?

Understanding the procedures associated with filing for divorce in Kansas or Missouri can be key. Each state may have unique filing processes.

  • Research State Requirements: You must become acquainted with the states' filing requirements before beginning to file for divorce.
  • Fill Out All Necessary Forms: When filing for divorce, all paperwork should be properly filled out.
  • Filing Your Petition: To begin divorce proceedings, all completed forms should be delivered directly to the courthouse in your local community.


How Does The Divorce Process Work in Kansas and Missouri?

Divorce proceedings can be lengthy and intricate processes. Here's what to expect when going through one:

  • Kansas and Missouri both require waiting periods before finalizing a divorce can take place. Missouri allows 30 days while Kansas requires 60.
  • Explore options of mediation and settlement as a means of peacefully settling any pending disputes.
  • Gain knowledge about what kind of court appearances or hearings may take place and be mindful of all possible outcomes.


Why Hiring a Divorce Lawyer Is Beneficial?

Consulting professional services during your divorce could make an incredible difference to its outcome. Here are the advantages of consulting one:

  • Legal Expertise: Lawyers have the necessary legal knowledge to navigate divorce laws effectively.
  • Negotiation Skills: Your lawyer can act on your behalf when it comes time for negotiations, fighting to protect both of your interests.
  • Accuracy in Paperwork: To avoid making errors when filling out legal documents, an experienced divorce lawyer can assist


When is the time to hire an attorney?

  • Complex Issues: Your divorce may present challenging financial and custody concerns that need to be settled quickly
  • Communication Breakdown: If communication between you and your spouse becomes challenging.
  • Emotional Strain: Divorce can be emotionally draining when its process becomes overwhelming.


What criteria must I follow to choose an excellent attorney?

Establishing effective representation requires finding an experienced attorney, so please keep these key points in mind:

  • Experience: When hiring an attorney, be sure to choose one with significant expertise in divorce law.
  • Reputation: Read clients' reviews and testimonials to examine a lawyer's reputation.
  • Communication Skills: Be certain your lawyer can successfully communicate and meet all your needs.


Why Choose Drama-Free Divorce?

Drama-Free Divorce provides compassionate and tailored legal support, featuring experienced family law attorneys committed to effective communication, so our clients feel heard throughout this difficult journey. We pride ourselves on upholding a stellar reputation among past and current customers.


Suggested Action Steps

Take these points into consideration while planning your divorce:

  • Consultation: Contact one of our attorneys for an evaluation regarding your specific case.
  • Financial Planning: Before embarking on financial organization, gather all essential documents.
  • Emotional Support: Establish a support group that will assist in managing any emotional challenges you face.
  • Stay informed: Stay abreast of any updates to divorce laws in your state.

As part of your approach to divorce proceedings, it's vital that you plan strategically. By taking proactive measures and seeking professional guidance, the likelihood of reaching a more positive conclusion increases significantly. 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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