The dissolution of your marriage is an emotional and stressful event. By effectively managing the legal aspects of your divorce, our caring, composed, and compassionate attorneys at The Henry Law Firm, P.A. seek to ease your pain and frustration so you can concentrate on your own and your family’s health and well-being. Drawing on nearly 25 years of combined legal experience, our skilled attorneys guide you through every step of the divorce process. We are committed to partnering with you, protecting your rights and advancing your goals, as you transition from one phase of life to the next.
Before the court can issue a divorce decree, you must resolve four major issues:
Our family law attorneys assert your financial and parental rights effectively to achieve results that allow you to start the next phase of your life on a secure footing.
Our divorce attorneys in Overland Park take our role as educators very seriously. We know from experience that preparing our clients for what lies ahead builds confidence and bestows peace of mind. When you partner with us for your divorce, we make sure you are fully informed about the law, how it applies to your situation, and what the process ahead will be like.
In general, these are the major steps in a Kansas divorce:
Under the best of circumstances, you and your spouse would have worked out a marital settlement agreement to present to the court by your hearing date. This means you have resolved all of the necessary issues and the court can use your agreement as the basis of its divorce decree. The result is what is called an uncontested divorce.
However, if you have not reached an agreement, any outstanding issues must be resolved. A judge might order mediation to resolve these issues or set a date for trial. A divorce that goes to trial on any or all issues is known as a contested divorce.
Mediation gives you and your spouse the opportunity to negotiate a divorce settlement in a more amicable setting by working with a trained facilitator. The mediation process fosters cooperation between partners and produces less stress and hostility than is usually associated with litigation. Mediation often reduces the time and costs of divorce and puts the decisions in your hands. Our experienced negotiators can help you obtain the most equitable divorce settlement, fair child support agreement and healthy child custody arrangement.
Sometimes litigation is necessary to resolve your divorce issues. Having a strong divorce lawyer by your side can alleviate the uncertainty and stress of the arduous process and help you obtain the most favorable trial outcome. Through tactical trial strategies and dynamic courtroom presence, our skilled litigators successfully represent clients throughout the adversarial litigation process when necessary.
At The Henry Law Firm, P.A., we understand how stressful divorce can be. We work closely with you to lighten your emotional burden while providing capable representation focused on optimal results. Call us at 913-381-5020 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with one of our family law attorneys in Overland Park.