A Kansas divorce, or dissolution of marriage, can be filed in Kansas by either spouse to end the marital relationship. Upon completion of Kansas divorce, the parties are restored back to single status. The court will also issue any necessary orders for child support and custody, alimony (spousal support) and the division of community and separate assets and debts. LegalZoom can assist you in the document preparation and filing for your uncontested Kansas divorce without the expense of an attorney.
Types of Divorce in Kansas
Uncontested/Simplified Divorce in Kansas
Only one spouse needs to testify as to the facts in the divorce. Marital settlement agreements may be entered into and include child custody and child residency agreements; they will be authorized by the Court so long as they are in the best interests of the child.
Alternatives to Divorce in Kansas
A legal separation is when the parties live separately but remain legally married to one another. Either spouse must have been a resident of Kansas for 60 days immediately before filing for legal separation. The grounds for legal separation are: (1) incompatibility; (2) failure to perform a marital duty or obligation; and (3) incompatibility due to mental illness.
An annulment is sought in order to nullify the marriage and disavow its existence, returning the parties to their prior single status, as if they never married. The person seeking the annulment has the burden of proving to the court that one of the conditions of nullity has been met in order to have the annulment approved. Annulments are most often sought by people who feel stigmatized by the status of being divorced, or for ease of remarriage in their particular religion.