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Divorce and Family Law

Experienced Legal Help with Wichita Area Divorce Cases

In Kansas, the first person to file a petition for divorce will be the person who sets the provisions for the temporary court order that determines:

  • Who will live in the family home during the divorce process
  • Who will get the car (or which car)
  • How bills will be paid
  • If there will be spousal maintenance
  • Who will have residential custody of the children during the divorce
  • Who will receive temporary child support

If your spouse files first, you face the more difficult task of filing a request to modify the court’s initial order and persuading a judge to make a change. It can be done, but you don’t want to have to do it if you can avoid it.

In other words, it pays to file for divorce first in Kansas.

At the law office of Gregory Bernhardt , I represent people in the greater Wichita area (and military personnel stationed at McConnell Air Force Base) who are seeking legal help with a contested or uncontested divorce. I help my clients develop negotiated settlements or take cases to court to resolve the important issues of divorce, including:

  • Marital property division
  • Spousal support
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support

There are some issues of divorce that may require you to go back to court and ask for a modification of the court order after your divorce is final. I can also help you with child custody modification, enforcement of child support orders, modification of child support, and with move-away situations.

Kansas Divorce

If you and your partner are in agreement about the major issues of your divorce, and you meet Kansas residency requirements and other applicable laws, you will qualify for an uncontested divorce. This can be accomplished in as little as 61 days (if there is no emergency that would allow the court to waive the reconciliation period).

Most people are not in agreement, however, when they first see a divorce lawyer. This is the time when you will gain the most benefit from working with an experienced divorce attorney. I have been practicing law for more than 20 years. I have the courtroom experience and the negotiating skills to zealously represent your interests.

Protecting You and Your Interests in Family Court

Unfortunately, some clients face domestic abuse or stalking during their divorce or at other times in their relationships. If you are being threatened, it is vitally important to seek legal protection. Call my office at (316) 264-1900 for prompt help with a PFA or PFS order (for protection from abuse or protection from stalking). Or, contact my Wichita law office to schedule an appointment.