Divorce (or the dissolution of marriage) is the final termination of a marital union, canceling the legal duties and responsibilities of marriage between the parties. The legal process of divorce may also involve issues of alimony (spousal support), custody, child support, distribution of property and division of debt. Often the most important and difficult parts of divorce is agreeing on how to divide property and debts and establishing custody and spousal support. Those items must be detailed in a written agreement, or divorce decree. Divorce can be quite a battle if both parties are unable to come to an agreement on their own. The family law attorneys at Copley Roth and Davies strive to seek what is in our client's best interest. If you and your spouse have decided that divorce is the best option for you, or you have been served with divorce papers, it’s important to have an experienced attorney on your side from the very beginning of the divorce process. Contact the expert family law attorneys at Copley Roth and Davies LLC for a free initial consultation.
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Maintenance probably most commonly known as Alimony have the same meaning under Kansas law. Spousal maintenance can be the most deeply contested issue in a divorce action. Usually, maintenance is provided to get the "non-breadwining" spouse the ability to get on his or her feet after the divorce and allow them to begin their post divorce life. The idea is to get the spouse the abilities to obtain employment and make money for themselves so that they can move forward. If you need help with a alimony issue you need to sit down with an experienced attorney that specializes in family law. You need an attorney that can evaluate your particular circumstances and give you an honest and accurate opinion about your legal issue. If you find yourself in this situation please contact the attorneys of Copley Roth and DaviesLLC.
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With every divorce action where children are present and under the age majority child support will be an issue that must be dealt with. Child support is a right that belongs to the child and can not be waived by the parent. Child support can be a hotly contested issue as many individuals do not want to be obligated financially to their former spouse. The family law attorneys at Copley Roth and Davies LLC strive to seek what is in our client's best interest. If you and your spouse have decided that divorce is the best option for you, or you have been served with divorce papers and children are involved, contact the expert family law attorneys at Copley Roth and Davies for a free initial consultation. Begin protecting your rights today.
Child custody and guardianship are legal terms which are used to describe the legal and practical relationship between a parent and his or her child(ren), such as the right of the parent to make decisions for the child(ren), and the parent's duty to care for them. These family law issues are normally emotionally charged. Most people think of “child custody” in terms of how much time the child(ren) will be spending with each parent. In Kansas divorce actions, the phrase means so much more. Whether you are in the beginning stages or modifying an existing order, the attorneys at Copley Roth and Davies can help.
Assets and debts are the product of everyday life. A married couple works hard to acquire belongings and property and many times a couple must acquire debts in order to obtain the property and belongings needed. When a couple terminates their relationship a fair and equitable distribution of those assets and debts must be determined by a court. Asset and debt distribution can become a hotly contested subject in any divorce proceeding. The family law team at Copley Roth and Davies LLC can help you come to a fair and equitable distribution.