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Who Leaves The House In a Kansas and Missouri Divorce?

Posted by Crissy Del Percio | Oct 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

who leaves the house in a kansas and missouri divorce

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In this article, we explore property divisions in Kansas and Missouri and discuss hiring an experienced divorce attorney as well as providing practical steps that may ensure an easier transition. Key topics like separate assets vs marital assets, and when legal advice should be sought will all be covered to enable informed decisions to be made during divorce proceedings.


What happens to the house after divorce in Kansas and Missouri?

Divorce can be a painful and stressful process, compounded further by issues related to home ownership. Kansas and Missouri both offer specific laws regarding asset division.

Kansas and Missouri both follow an equitable distribution principle when it comes to property division, with courts taking various factors into consideration when allocating marital assets equitably among spouses.


How Kansas and Missouri Define Marital Property?

Understanding property classification legally in Kansas and Missouri is of great significance, both during marriage and thereafter. Marital assets acquired during a union include not only your home but all assets purchased together during that period as well.

Kansas courts follow an equitable distribution principle that divides assets fairly but not exactly equally. Missouri follows this principle as well with equal property distribution based on factors like contributions made during marriage or length of relationship.


What types of properties qualify as separate property ownership in Kansas and Missouri?

Separate property is usually exempt from division, such as assets acquired before marriage, inheritances, and gifts made directly to either partner. Navigating this subtle line between separate and marital property requires legal expertise for the best results.


Why it is advantageous to hire a divorce attorney?

Legal representation during your divorce case can provide invaluable assistance and protection of your rights throughout.

  • Legal Knowledge: An experienced divorce attorney offers advice in relation to child custody, property division, and alimony matters.
  • Objective Perspective: Consulting with an attorney is invaluable for making rational decisions and finding common ground when making crucial decisions.
  • Negotiation Skills: Divorce attorneys possess exceptional negotiating abilities that enable them to find you an equitable property division solution.


When should an attorney be hired?

Although some individuals can choose to handle it themselves, other situations necessitate immediate consultation from an experienced attorney.

  • Complex Asset Division: If significant assets, including real estate, business interests, and investments, are at stake in your divorce case, seeking legal advice early is essential to ensure they are distributed fairly.
  • Child Custody Disputes: Legal expertise can often prove essential when handling contentious custody disputes between parents.
  • High Emotional Conflicts: Attorneys can act as mediators when emotions run high and communication becomes impossible, helping reduce tension and ensure smooth proceedings.


How can I select an excellent attorney?

When selecting legal representation it's essential that the following criteria are taken into account:

  • Experience: Select attorneys with extensive expertise in handling divorce and family law matters in Kansas and Missouri.
  • Reputation: For credibility to remain intact, read reviews, request referrals, and assess reputation.
  • Communication: Select an attorney who listens closely, communicates clearly, and keeps you updated regularly.


Why Choose Drama-Free Divorce?

Drama-Free Divorce is ready to assist during divorce proceedings.

  • Specialty: Our attorneys specialize in family law and possess in-depth knowledge of its complexities.
  • Proven Track-Record: Client testimonials attest to both our dedication and expertise in handling cases successfully.
  • Clear Communication: At our firm, transparency, and openness are of utmost importance - which is why we keep you up-to-date every step of the way.


Suggested Action Steps

Consider these strategies for successfully navigating a divorce in Kansas and Missouri.

  • Reach Out: Connect with one of our attorneys now for consultation to discuss the specific details of your particular case.
  • Document Prep: For efficient legal proceedings, gather all pertinent financial and document information in one central place for processing.
  • Staying Informed: Maintain open communications with your attorney during the divorce proceedings to facilitate collaboration.
  • Mediation Consideration: Mediation can provide an effective alternative to litigation, leading to collaborative solutions and creating peace.
  • Planning After Divorce: As part of post-divorce planning, make sure to address both financial and emotional considerations so that an easy transition follows divorce.

An effective divorce journey begins by becoming familiar with your legal environment, making informed choices, and finding capable representation. Following these guidelines and taking proactive measures may make this time of transition less painful and stressful. 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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