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What is Family Law?

Most family law matters refer to legal disputes involving your spouse or children. Due to the nature of family law, its legal issues are generally an emotional time for all of those involved. Many of the cases handled are divorce filings, but this can also include battles over child custody as well as child support as well. If you find yourself going through a divorce or fighting for custody over your children with their other parent, Nicholas Heiman can review your options with you and fight on your behalf.

Overview of Kansas Divorce Procedures

Kansas has its own procedures regarding divorce, and if you are going through one right now, Nicholas will make sure you understand everything along the way by explaining the process in detail. For example, with Kansas divorces, you and your spouse will need to have had Kansas residency for at least 60 days before you can file a petition for divorce. In certain situations, such as if abuse was involved, you have the right to ask the court for temporary orders regarding no contact (similar to a restraining order) for your protection. You may also be eligible for temporary custody of your children if you suspect they’ll be in harm’s way before the divorce becomes official.

After you file, you’ll need to wait 60 days before the court can grant you and your spouse a divorce. During this time, you will need to go through the process of dividing up the property with your husband or wife. However, if the two of you cannot reach an agreement on who will receive what after the separation, the court will decide and attempt to fairly distribute your belongings equally to each party. Having an experienced lawyer who’s well-versed in Kansas procedures like Nicholas Heiman throughout this process is a must. Nicholas will fight aggressively to make sure you are equally represented throughout the process - both regarding your children’s custody and your possessions.