Helping You Make the Most Important Decisions of Your New Life
Holistic representation for complex and custodial divorces.
A divorce can be one of the most emotional and stressful events in a person’s life. At Norton Hare, our divorce attorneys have extensive experience successfully navigating divorces through the family courts of Johnson, Linn, and Miami Kansas, as well as in Jackson County Missouri.
We have a full-time accountant on staff to assist our clients with understanding their family’s financial status, valuing business interests and identifying assets and debts. We have a stellar reputation within the family court system and most importantly, with our past and present clients.
Results and the trust of our clients are what matter to us. Here’s what one of our former clients has to say:
Lindsay Hare gave great guidance throughout my divorce process. It can be a very emotionally draining and scary experience. Lindsay was very fair, supportive, dedicated and quickly eased my fears. I value her ability to keep things on task and push forward for prompt results.
If you are ready to move forward and are looking for the best advice possible, talk with a reputable divorce lawyer at Norton Hare today about the steps you should be taking now. We offer 100% confidential consultations at a time that is most convenient for you.
Getting a Divorce in Kansas
The decision to divorce is a very personal one and in Kansas or Missouri, the first requirement is for at least one spouse to essentially declare to the court that “It’s over.” To obtain a divorce in Kansas, the person filing must be a resident of Kansas for at least 60 days. All Kansas divorce filings must include declarations and disclosures to help the judge better understand each party’s financial position.
The Kansas Divorce Process
The spouse initiating the divorce is the Petitioner. The spouse who is served divorce papers is called the Respondent. Oftentimes, new issues during a divorce proceeding can arise that seem to come out of the blue. Without proper guidance, these unexpected matters risk contentious or protracted disagreements.
Our Kansas and Missouri family law attorneys stay clear and focused throughout all stages of the divorce process to help you make the very best decisions during this difficult time. Find out how we keep things on track and learn about the Kansas divorce process.
Kansas City Family Law for Paternity
A family law paternity case is filed on behalf of the child(ren) to establish who the parents are. The legal term is “parentage” which more accurately reflects modern interpretations of the law by our higher courts. Norton Hare has the experience to assist a father, mother, unmarried couple or a same sex couple that needs help with this type of family law case.
Divorcing with Children in Kansas
Going through a divorce with dependent children is among the most difficult and challenging aspects for couples ending their marriage. Custody, visitation and child support are the major elements that need to be determined for each child.
In Kansas, family law judges prefer that parents come to an agreed upon parenting plan over seeking court intervention and custody judgments. A court can override a parenting plan if it feels the plan does not serve the best interests of the child .
What will happen to my business in a Kansas or Missouri Divorce?
You’ve worked hard to build up your business and now you are wondering what impact a divorce will have on business operations. Common questions include: How will I know that the business has been valued accurately? What tax implications can I expect if I buy out my spouse? Can we keep and run the business together after divorce? You have questions. We have the answers.
Our law firm takes a holistic approach to divorce, starting with compassionate counsel and incorporating our legal and business expertise throughout all steps in the process. We have our very own forensic accountant on staff. Our clients reap the benefits of having a fully stacked team of legal and business experts in their corner…
It’s more than just divorce paperwork.
The decisions made during divorce can impact your life and the lives of your family members well into the future. That is why you need a faithful guide with up-to-date legal knowledge and extensive family law experience to help you successfully navigate this personal journey.
Our attorneys put people—not papers, first. We listen to you and ask all the right questions so you can rest assured that your time and energy won’t be wasted. Start a conversation with one of our top Kansas divorce lawyers today.
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