One of the most commonly asked questions I hear has to do with the timing of getting a divorce in Kansas. Many people—at least by the time they come to me—have decided they want out of the marriage, and they want out NOW.
While this may be understandable, keep in mind that there are multiple factors at play in getting a divorce. This is especially true if there are children or financial obligations involved.
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Getting a divorce in Kansas is not always as simple as filing some papers with the court. Kansas has a law that requires parties filing for divorce to wait 60 days before the action can be heard. This, plus other considerations such as the time it takes to obtain service, the various hearings that can be involved in a divorce case, and other things, can mean that a divorce action can take as long as 4 to 6 months from start to finish.
Of course, this time frame is highly dependent on the specific facts and circumstances of your case. And, as you no doubt know, each case is different.
So, it is difficult to say exactly how long your divorce will take, but you can always count on at least the 60-day waiting period. . . . Except that it doesn’t always apply. Kansas law makes an exception for the required 60-day waiting period. In the case of an emergency, the judge has the discretion to waive the waiting period and grant a divorce right away.
What constitutes an emergency is highly subjective depending on the view of the judge who is presiding over your case. Some judges will go so far as to require someone asking for an emergency divorce to bring in expert witnesses—such as counselors, psychologists, and so on—in order to testify. Other judges will simply take you at your word if you say it’s an emergency.
As a Kansas divorce lawyer, I have become an expert at obtaining emergency divorces. Depending on your case, I could potentially have you divorced within a few weeks of when you first contact me.
I specialize in uncontested Kansas divorces, and I do it at a price that is low enough for you to afford. In fact, I am so confident that you won’t find a better deal from any other Kansas lawyer that I offer a lowest fee guarantee.
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