Olathe Divorce Lawyer

A divorce may be one of the most emotionally challenging experiences you will ever endure. How your divorce is handled and the results that you achieve will depend in large part on the lawyer you select to represent you. At Holmes Law Office, LLC, in Olathe, we have the experience that is necessary to produce positive results in an efficient, cost-effective manner.

Whether you expect to be able to resolve child custody and support, property division and other critical issues with your spouse outside of court, or it's likely that some aspects will become highly contentious, family law attorney Curtis Holmes has the skills and knowledge to protect your interests and put you in the best possible position to begin your post-divorce life. He is both a trained mediator and an accomplished litigator who has practiced law since 1991.

Some couples obtain a legal separation while determining whether or not to get divorced. Decisions may be reached regarding child custody, visitation, child support and spousal maintenance can be determined at this stage and incorporated into a divorce agreement if the court approves.

A Personal Approach With An Emphasis On Clear Communication

Our law firm represents clients from diverse economical backgrounds throughout Johnson and Wyandotte counties. Curtis works directly with each client, taking the time to explain all options while carefully considering both the short- and long-term ramifications of the decisions that must be made.

In order to file for divorce in Kansas, one spouse must be a resident of the state for a minimum of 60 days. If you can show that your marriage was legally invalid to begin with, you may opt for an annulment rather than a divorce. Reasons for annulment include:

  • Discovering that your spouse is impotent
  • Your spouse committed fraud by not divulging facts that are essential to the marriage
  • One spouse was coerced into the marriage
  • One spouse is under age 18 and did not have permission to get married
  • Your spouse was previously married and did not get divorced
  • One spouse was mentally incapable of understanding that he or she was getting married

Kansas is a no-fault divorce state. Either spouse can cite incompatibility as legal grounds for divorce. Fault-based grounds for divorce include failure to perform a marital duty or obligation, or incompatibility due to mental illness or mental incapacity by one or both spouses.

An Experienced Olathe Divorce Lawyer Who Is Prepared To Protect Your Interests

Getting divorced is stressful. Having the right lawyer in your corner makes it infinitely more manageable. We invite you to schedule a free consultation in which we can review the facts of your case and provide a candid assessment of what to expect. Call 913-815-8271 or email us to schedule a meeting.