Determination of Parentage Under Kansas Law

When a married couple has a child, Kansas law assumes that the spouses are the child’s legal parents. But when an unmarried mother gives birth, no presumption of parentage arises absent formal acknowledgement signed by the child’s father or a pat… Read More
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How Is Annulment Different from Divorce in Kansas?

In the State of Kansas, divorce and annulment are two types of legal proceedings that request a court order relating to a marriage. Divorce is more common. Annulment is available only in limited situations. The two kinds of court actions are reviewed… Read More
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What Is Legal Separation in Kansas?

Under some circumstances, married spouses may choose to pursue a court process for legal separation instead of petitioning for divorce. In Kansas, a court action for legal separation is also referred to as an action for separate maintenance. The stat… Read More
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What Is the Role of a Parenting Plan in a Kansas Child Custody Case?

Complex state laws govern child custody matters in the State of Kansas. Among those laws are requirements relating to inclusion of a parenting plan in a Kansas child custody case as part of the court’s custody order. Generally, the parents develop… Read More
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How Do Kansas Marital Property Laws Affect Your Divorce?

When a married couple divorces in Kansas, a state statute governs division of the property owned by the spouses. In a divorce proceeding, the court has authority under Kansas marital property laws to determine the distribution of assets and debts, su… Read More
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No-Fault Divorce in Kansas

Like more and more states, Kansas is primarily a “no-fault” divorce state. Grounds For Divorce in Kansas The specific Kansas statute that governs divorce proceedings in Kansas provides three reasons for a court to grant a divorce: Incompatibility… Read More
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How Does a Judge Determine Child Custody in Kansas?

From our in-depth experience in family law issues at the Salina, Kansas, law firm of Hampton & Royce, L.C., we know that addressing all the legal and practical issues relating to child custody can be challenging. Sometimes, parents simply cannot… Read More
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Grandparent Visitation Rights in Kansas

A close relationship between a grandparent and grandchild benefits both the child and the grandparents. Kansas law recognizes that fact. If family issues interfere with grandparent visitation, the grandparents may ask the court to grant visitation ri… Read More
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