Family Law: Divorce and Custody

Overland Park divorce attorneys help protect your rights and your family¡¯s future

Divorce can be overwhelming even in the best of circumstances. You have to learn how to start your life over with different financial resources, new schedules with your children, and maybe even different support systems. You might lose friends and family. You might have far less money than you did. You might not get to see your children as often as you would like. On top of it all, you have to deal with mourning the loss of your marriage and healing the hurt, anger, resentment, and other bad feelings you may be having.

A good divorce attorney can¡¯t help you with all of that. But the divorce attorneys at Stockton & Stern in Overland Park strive to do everything we can to help you overcome many of the challenges that divorce presents, such as by fighting for a fair financial settlement that helps you protect your family¡¯s future and by fighting for the custody arrangement that is in the best interests of your children. Through it all, our attorneys offer compassionate counsel to support and guide you and protect your best interests.

Why do you need an attorney to handle your divorce?

There are many resources available online to help you understand how to get a divorce in Kansas. There are even forms available that let you fill in a few details and file everything with the courthouse yourself. However, trying to handle your divorce yourself would be a huge mistake. Divorce law is quite complex, and what you don¡¯t know can hurt you. Making any mistakes can cause devastating consequences that can follow you for many years.

Our experienced divorce attorney starts by helping you understand divorce law in Kansas and your options for things like dividing your assets and debts, getting the share of child c-ustody that you want, and getting alimony. We create the strongest case possible to help you get the best settlement, to protect your future and to keep your children with you.

Determining child custody in Kansas

Kansas law on child custody is similar to that of other states ¨C it prefers to give joint custody to both parents, considering it to be in the best interests of the child, unless it is shown to be otherwise. A history of abuse or domestic violence, financial instability, or other circumstances can cause one parent to lose custody of the children or to have reduced visitation time.

We help you prove what is in the best interest of your child/children, whether that means having a fair visitation schedule with both parents, or living primarily with you. We carefully review the circumstances with you and help you determine the right custody or visitation arrangement for your family, as well as what the courts are likely to allow. Our goal is to secure the right custody agreement to protect your children.

Work with a trusted Overland Park family lawyer to obtain the best outcome for your divorce and custody

Going through a divorce can be one of the hardest things you ever experience. Don¡¯t make it more difficult by attempting to handle the process on your own. Call the experienced Overland Park divorce attorneys at Stockton & Stern to get compassionate counsel with the experience you can trust. Call our office at (913) 856-2828 or use the secure online form on our website to schedule a consultation.