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Kansas Divorce Laws

Kansas has following divorce laws:


Kansas divorce laws require the petitioner to be a resident of the state for 60 days prior to the filing a divorce case. However if you are posted at a military reservation within the state for 60 days just before you file for divorce, your case will be entertained. In this case, Kansas divorce laws allow you to file an action for divorce in any county adjacent to the reservation.

Documents Required to File Divorce

In accordance with Kansas divorce laws, below mentioned documents are to be provided to file divorce:
  • Petition for Divorce and
  • Decree of Divorce
You may require:
  • Verification (for petition)
  • Marital Settlement Agreement
  • Declaration under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act
  • Notice of Final Hearing.

Distribution of Property

Under Kansas divorce laws the court decree shall equally divide the property of the parties including any retirement and pension plans. The property may be:
  • Owned by either spouse before the marriage
  • Acquired by either spouse in the spouse's own right after marriage
  • Acquired by the spouses' joint efforts
Both the spouses will be awarded full property or a part of it under conditions prescribed by the court.

Change of Name or Restoration of Name

In Kansas both the spouses can revert back to her median name after obtaining divorce.

Mediation Counseling

According to Kansas divorce laws, the court may order any party, either the parties or any of their children to be interviewed by a psychiatrist, licensed psychologist or other trained professional in the counseling process. The Kansas divorce court is the sole authority in this regard. Mediation and counseling is done with the express purpose of solving issues like legal custody, residency, visitation or parenting time.


Kansas divorce laws have maintained an award of allowances to either party for future support, chiefly as life continuance.

Child Custody

The court determines custody of a child in accordance with the best interests of the child. If both the parties agree to have child custody collectively, the court shall presume the agreement in the best interests of the child. Kansas divorce court may dismiss the supposition if found that agreed parenting plan is not in the child’s best interest.

Child Support

According to Kansas divorce law, the court shall make provisions for the support and education of the minor children which may be modified within three years of the date of the modification order. This modification is subjected to changes in circumstances by the court.

Regardless of custodial arrangement ordered, the court may order the child support to be paid by either or both parents for any child less than 18 years of age.

Contact a professional divorce attorney or divorce lawyer for comprehensive divorce laws information in your state.

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