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To file for divorce or dissolution of marriage in Kansas, one of the spouses must have been a legal resident of the state for at least the prior sixty days.
The state does have provisions for military members, stating that those who have been stationed at a United States military post or reservation within the state for 60 days before the filing of the petition may file for divorce without a lawyer or within the court in any county adjacent to the post in Kansas.
As a no-fault grounds for divorce, Kansas recognizes incompatibility between spouses. Additionally, the state realizes that fault-based divorce may be a better fit in some cases which can include: failure to perform marital duty and mental illness.
The parties can submit a written agreement regarding child custody, keeping in mind the best interests of the child. The court will make the final determination, of joint or sole custody, according to best interests and the parents’ preferences.
The standard Kansas child support guidelines apply in almost all cases, barring exceptional circumstances. The gross income of both parents and child-related expenses are taken into consideration when making calculations. Child support continues until the child reaches age 18 and can extend until children complete secondary education.
To ensure fast, easy divorce, it should be filed in the county where the petitioner or the respondent is an actual resident at the time of filing. BuyDivorcePapers.com does not provide divorce papers for Coffey County. Currently, Coffey County only accepts divorce packets when attorneys represent the parties, thus filing for a divorce without a lawyer using BuyDivorcePapers.com is not possible at this time.
If there is a contested issue of child custody or visitation, mediation may be ordered by the court at any time. The parties may request mediation on their own at any time before or after the divorce has been initiated. By reaching agreements of divorce and child-related issues through negotiation, it may be possible to proceed with an uncontested divorce.
The Kansas state filing fees are a charge in addition to the costs of using BuyDivorcePapers.com. These costs can vary from county to county, so it is best to check with the local courthouse for information regarding the exact amount.
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