Contested Divorce and Uncontested Divorce in Kansas

Those who have discussed divorce with their spouse need to know the legal options available to them. In Kansas, a married individual can get an uncontested divorce or a contested divorce. While an uncontested divorce often moves faster and more smoothly than a contested divorce, tensions can still run high when determining how to split assets and share child custody.

Attorney Joseph T. Welsh has extensive experience helping clients navigate family law issues and protecting their legal rights. He understands that the decisions made during divorce proceedings will affect his clients for years after their divorce has been granted. Therefore, he works diligently to achieve the most favorable outcome possible for each client. 

Uncontested Divorce

To get an uncontested divorce, both parties must negotiate the terms of their divorce without asking the court to intervene. Once they agree to the terms, the attorney will file a formal agreement with the court, and a divorce decree will be established. When the judge approves the decree, the divorce proceedings come to an end.

Most judges prefer couples to keep divorce negotiations out of the court, and many couples want to have an uncontested divorce. Even when a divorce is uncontested, assets, custody and property are at stake; therefore, legal assistance is still needed. Attorney Joseph T. Welsh can advise clients on the best course of action and negotiate on their behalf. 

Contested Divorce

In some cases, spouses are unable to agree on the terms that must be considered during a divorce. Child custody, child support, property distribution and spousal support are the most common sources of contention. When an agreement cannot be reached, a judge will make decisions about these topics for the parties.

Due to the emotional strain and legal complexities involved with contested divorces, clients need an attorney to represent them during litigation. Although a contested divorce takes longer and costs more than an uncontested divorce, there are many instances when a contested divorce is the better option. For instance, those who have a diverse estate, high net worth or underage children may need to go to trial to settle the complex terms of their divorce.

Whether it’s an uncontested divorce or a contested one, attorney Joseph T. Welsh can guide his clients through every step of the proceedings.  

Kansas Divorce Attorneys Ready To Help

While you may have tried your best to fix your marriage and prevent a divorce, sometimes it isn’t possible to continue making it work. As you prepare to file for divorce, this process could leave you feeling emotionally and physically drained. Working with an experienced divorce attorney like Joseph T. Welsh can help give you that space to breathe again.

Joseph T. Welsh, Attorney at Law understands the importance of focusing on your best interests so you have a positive outcome from your divorce case. His compassionate approach for those facing the rigors of this emotionally-draining process can help you safeguard your future. Contact him today at (620) 510-5030 to receive a free consultation and discuss your needs. As an experienced & trial-tested attorney, he can map out the best path to get you through this trying time and moving forward in life.