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Rachel Whitsitt
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Kansas Divorce Attorney

Rachel graduated from Kansas State University in 2007 with degrees in Political Science, Psychology, and International Studies. She then went on to get her J.D. from Creighton University School of Law in 2010, where she... Read More »
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Suzanne Hale
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Kansas Divorce Lawyer

Suzanne has lived in the Kansas City area for the past 27 years and has developed a deep connection with the area and protecting its residents from “big companies” that may try to take advantage of her clients.... Read More »
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Michael Duma
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Kansas Divorce Lawyer

Michael C. Duma began his legal career as a criminal prosecutor in the Wyandotte County District Attorney's Office. At his time there, he developed a skill for litigation and held an impressive conviction record. While a... Read More »
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Kelly M. Davidzuk
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Divorce and Family Law focused lawyer. Call Now!

I’m a diligent Kansas divorce lawyer who is dedicated to helping clients through their divorce. My practice includes simple and complex divorces, father's rights, child support and other family matters. Read More »
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Miami County, KS Divorce Lawyer
(913) 294-2200 13 S Pearl St
Paola, KS 66071
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Miami County, KS Divorce Attorney
(913) 294-2800 131 S Pearl St
Paola, KS 66071
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Adam Mauck
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Johnson County, KS Divorce Attorney
(913) 856-2828 952 E Lincoln Ln
Gardner, KS 66030
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Real Estate
University of Kansas School of Law
I began my career as a general civil litigator at a small, well respected Topeka law firm where I represented clients in real estate, business, personal injury, and contract litigation. In 2019, I joined Stockton & Stern, LLC as the firm's primary family law, real estate and bankruptcy attorney. I believe in a collaborative approach to divorce, family law and real estate since I know that every case has its unique challenges which don’t always fit into a “cookie cutter” solutions. I look for realistic and long-term solutions which will ultimately save clients time, money and stress. When negotiation...
Laura K. Simpson
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Johnson County, KS Divorce Lawyer with 34 years experience
(913) 534-0810 8700 Monrovia, Suite 310
Lenexa, KS 66215
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family and Traffic Tickets
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Traffic Ticket and Divorce Lawyer - Licensed KS and MO:

You will speak with Ms. Simpson the first time you call. So call today!

Ms. Simpson’s passion is helping individuals through difficult and stressful times in their lives. She will protect your interests with unwavering commitment. Our focus always is on the goal of solving traffic tickets and divorce as efficiently as possible to minimize the financial costs to you. We offer a no cost consultation, have flat fees available for many legal matters and offer weekend and evening appointments. We understand that legal problems don’t always...
Abraham D. Kuhl
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Johnson County, KS Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(913) 827-4101 4901 W 136th Street
Leawood, KS 66224
Divorce and Family
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, Mr. Kuhl attended Ralston High School where he was active in many sports, clubs and organizations. After high school, he graduated Cum Laude from Creighton University with a degree in Business Administration. After working in the banking industry for a year, Mr. Kuhl moved to Kansas City and received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City in May 2008. Mr. Kuhl is a frequent presenter on a variety of family law issues, and is an active member of the Family Law Section of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar...
Lindsee Acton Scherich
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Johnson County, KS Divorce Attorney with 3 years experience
(913) 220-2002 12616 West 62nd Terrace
Suite 116A
Shawnee, KS 66216
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Washburn University School of Law
A Kansas City native, Lindsee graduated from St. Teresa’s Academy in Kansas City, Missouri and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Women’s Studies from the University of Kansas, which she used in her work with domestic violence and sexual assault resource agencies from Lawrence, Kansas all the way to Juneau, Alaska.

Lindsee also received her law decree from Washburn University, where she simultaneously earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work. Lindsee utilized her dual law/social work skills when working with the Kansas Department for Children and Families as well as CASA of Shawnee County. While at Washburn, Lindsee also served as...
Kelly M. Davidzuk
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(855) 805-0595 7300 West 110th Street
Suite 560
Overland Park, KS 66211
Johnson County, KS Divorce Attorney with 8 years experience
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Appalachian School of Law
Kelly Davidzuk is a Partner managing Tulsa, St. Charles, Troy, Lee's Summit and Overland Park office locations. Stange Law Firm, PC is a family law firm with multiple offices in Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas. Call us today at 855-805-0595. *The choice of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements.* Kelly Davidzuk is responsible for the content. Principal place of business 120 South Central Ave, Suite 450, St. Louis (Clayton), MO 63105.
Mr. Ronald W. Nelson
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Johnson County, KS Divorce Lawyer with 38 years experience
(913) 312-2500 7501 College Boulevard
Suite 105
Overland Park, KS 66210
Divorce, Appeals, Domestic Violence and Family
Washburn University School of Law
Ronald W. Nelson is the principal of Ronald W Nelson PA, which has its offices in Lenexa, Kansas. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1978 (B.S. Political Science, minor in Biology) and from Washburn University School of Law in 1981 (J.D., with honors). He began practicing law in 1981 and has been practicing family law exclusively for over 25 years. Mr. Nelson is recognized throughout Kansas and the United States as an expert in family law. He regularly writes articles for regional and national legal publications and he frequently presents seminars on complex family law issues to lawyers' groups in...
Stacey L. Schlimmer
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Johnson County, KS Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(913) 341-0484 8826 Sante Fe Drive
Suite 214
Overland Park, KS 66212
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Washburn University School of Law
I am an army veteran with a former career in finance. I studied law at Washburn and before going into private practice, I worked as a prosecutor at the Johnson County District Attorney's office. I represent Kansas individuals in criminal and family law cases.
Kelli Cooper
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(913) 254-7600 142 N. Cherry St.
Olathe, KS 66061
Free ConsultationJohnson County, KS Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
Divorce and Family
University of Kansas School of Law
I was born and raised in the Kansas City Metro area, and I have always been proud to claim this city as my home! After graduating from Blue Valley North High School in 2003, I attended Kansas State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature in the fall of 2006. While at K-State, I was on the women’s collegiate rowing team, a member of a sorority, studied abroad, and was actively involved in animal rescue. I was a “summer-starter” at the University of Kansas School of Law in the summer of 2007....
Kirk C.  Stange
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Kansas Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience

If you are going through a divorce or family law matter, it can feel like your whole life is hanging in the balance. Not knowing what will happen to you or your family can can be overwhelming. To help clients with... Read More »
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Suzanne Hale
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Johnson County, KS Divorce Lawyer with 4 years experience
(913) 451-9500 7500 College Blvd.
Suite 700
Overland Park, KS 66210
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
University of Kansas School of Law
Suzanne has lived in the Kansas City area for the past 27 years and has developed a deep connection with the area and protecting its residents from “big companies” that may try to take advantage of her clients. Suzanne is passionate about the work she does and is able to connect with her clients. “I wanted to become a lawyer to be able to help people who were not in a position to help themselves. No one expects themselves or a loved one to be injured, but if it does happen, the last thing you want to deal with...
Craig E. Cole
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Anderson County, KS Divorce Lawyer with 33 years experience
(785) 448-3515 114 E 5th Ave
P.O. Box 371
Garnett, KS 66032-371
Free ConsultationDivorce, DUI, Family and Insurance Claims
Washburn University School of Law
In the last 30 years the main areas of Law I practice are Personal Injury, Domestic Law (Divorce and Custody issues) and Criminal Law with significant Court Room Experience in all the above areas with over 20 Jury Trials in 5 different Counties covering the Eastern portion of the State of Kansas.
Christopher Campbell Barnds
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Johnson County, KS Divorce Lawyer with 7 years experience
(913) 514-0909 8700 Monrovia
Suite 310
Lenexa, KS 66215
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Employment and Family
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Originally from Kansas, Mr. Barnds focuses his practice primarily in the areas of both employment and family law. Mr. Barnds has handled a broad range of domestic matters, encompassing everything from uncontested divorces, to contested trials, to post-decree modifications and enforcement. Mr. Barnds has also helped clients through disputes involving issues of child custody, support, and spousal maintenance. Mr. Barnds has also assisted clients with appealing lower courts decisions on family law matters. Mr. Barnds understands that each client has individual needs, and the importance that such needs play in the litigation process. Accordingly, Mr. Barnds is dedicated to taking...
Patrick Copley
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Johnson County, KS Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
110 N. Cherry St
Suite 700
Olathe, KS 66061
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
University of Kansas School of Law
Patrick Copley has extensive experience in civil litigation, including domestic litigation, business litigation, property disputes and personal injury. Patrick’s principal focus is helping clients with family law matters. Patrick is dedicated to providing his clients with exceptional support in cases involving child support, child custody, maintenance (or alimony), grandparent rights, guardianships, and paternity. Mr. Copley regularly gives presentations and writes articles related to emerging legal theories and trial techniques. These include; The (Non) Evolution of Logo Liability. Defense RI Newsletter, In Transit. Procuring Testimony from Consumer Product Safety Commission Employees. DRI Product Liability Committee Newsletter, Strictly Speaking. Vol. 1, Issue...
Kari Nelson
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Douglas County, KS Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience
(785) 979-4985 1509 W 2nd Terrace
Lawrence, KS 66044
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Washburn University School of Law
I graduated Cum Laude from Washburn Law School in 2003. During law school, I participated in Law Journal, Moot Court, and Law Clinic. I set for and passed the Kansas bar in the summer of 2003 and then I took and passed the Missouri bar in 2004. Directly after law school, I had the honor of working directly with the late Judge Elliott of the Kansas Court of Appeals as a research attorney. I then worked briefly with a local attorney in Lawrence, prior to starting my own practice in November of 2005.
Kenneth McRae
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Johnson County, KS Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
(913) 972-4765 11401 Ash Street
Leawood, KS 66211
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning and Family
University of Kansas School of Law
Alan W. Rosenak
Claimed Lawyer ProfileResponsive Law
Johnson County, KS Divorce Lawyer with 33 years experience
(913) 593-5264 Deer Creek Woods
7381 W. 133rd St., Ste. 218
Overland Park, KS 66213
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Washburn University School of Law
Alan W. Rosenak, MA, JD has practiced family law and family law mediation since 1986.

Alan works closely with clients to identify their needs and interests in order to develop a unique approach to solving their family law matters. Alan works with each client to explore options, make informed choices and help build a bridge from problems to solutions.

Our Mission
Clients today are seeking solutions beyond litigation to resolve their legal disputes. These alternative processes — such as negotiation, mediation or the collaborative divorce method — emotionally protect children in the face of divorce, offer a greater sense of client...
Kathryn P. Barnett
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Johnson County, KS Divorce Lawyer with 34 years experience
(913) 281-3500 5960 Dearborn Street
Ste. 15
Mission, KS 66202
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Social Security Disability
Washburn University School of Law
Melissa Kelly
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Johnson County, KS Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(913) 451-1119 11900 W. 87th Street Parkway, Suite 250
Lenexa, KS 66215
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Washburn University School of Law
Melissa Kelly Schroeder is the sole practitioner of The Kelly Law Firm, L.L.C. and has been practicing law since 1995. In March of 2000 she founded The Kelly Law Firm in Overland Park, Johnson County, Kansas with her primary focus being on family law matters. Attorney Melissa Kelly Schroeder is committed to providing clients with the highest quality and ethical representation, excelling at knowing when to utilize a conciliatory or more aggressive litigation approach to meet your objectives.
Rachel Whitsitt
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Johnson County, KS Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
(913) 283-8749 6405 Metcalf Ave.
Ste 507
Overland Park, KS 66202
Divorce, Collections and Family
Creighton University School of Law
Rachel graduated from Kansas State University in 2007 with degrees in Political Science, Psychology, and International Studies. She then went on to get her J.D. from Creighton University School of Law in 2010, where she earned an award for excellence in Trial Practice. Rachel was then admitted to practice in Colorado in October, 2010. Seeing an opportunity to join her father’s practice, Rachel returned to Kansas, and was admitted to the Kansas and the Missouri Bar in 2012. Rachel is committed to treating her clients with respect, and resolving their cases as efficiently and fairly as possible. Rachel...
David J. Brown
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Douglas County, KS Divorce Lawyer with 29 years experience
(785) 842-0777 1040 New Hampshire
Suite 14
Lawrence, KS 66044
Divorce, Appeals, Family and Juvenile
Albany Law School
Selected as Best Lawyer in Lawrence, Kansas three years in a row (2013, 2014, and 2015) by readers of the Lawrence Journal World.
Susan Saper Galamba
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Johnson County, KS Divorce Lawyer with 29 years experience
(913) 239-9688 11903 W. 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213
Divorce and Family
Georgia State University College of Law
Susan is recognized as a preeminent divorce attorney in Johnson County, Kansas. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a Fellow in the International Academy of Family Lawyers. Susan holds an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell, and has been selected as a Super Lawyer in the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers magazine since 2010. Clients seek out Susan as result of her distinguished reputation, and retain her because of her integrity, knowledge of the law, abiltiy to communicate, and advocacy. Susan works to protect the rights of her client,...
Michael Coffman
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Osage County, KS Divorce Lawyer with 30 years experience
(785) 746-4172 112 East 7th Street
PO Box 250
Lyndon, KS 66451
Divorce, Agricultural, Business and Family
Attorney Michael J. Coffman is a partner at the Kansas legal office, Coffman & Campbell, LLC. With 25 years of experience under his belt and an active membership with the Kansas State Bar Association, Mr. Coffman has the knowledge and resources necessary to take on even the most complex cases. Whether you are dealing with a matter involving criminal law, estate planning or family law, you can be confident that you will have a trusted lawyer by your side. To learn more about the services Attorney Coffman may be able to provide you with, be sure to contact the firm...
Lauren Bavitz Fields
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(913) 451-9500 7500 College Blvd # 700
Overland Park, KS 66210
Johnson County, KS Divorce Lawyer with 4 years experience
Divorce, Family and Traffic Tickets
University of Kansas School of Law and Drake University
Lauren Bavitz Fields is an associate attorney at Roth Davies, LLC. Lauren has several years of experience in domestic litigation, with an emphasis on complex and contested divorce, paternity, custody, parenting time, child support disputes, and protection from abuse and protection from stalking matters. Lauren also works on traffic matters alongside the criminal defense team.

Lauren is passionate about her cases, which helps her connect with her clients, negotiate effectively, and reach settlements. Whether your case requires mediation, depositions, or trial, Lauren is a zealous advocate and will fight for you until the end.

Lauren is admitted to the...
Michael E. Whitsitt
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Johnson County, KS Divorce Attorney with 47 years experience
(913) 283-8749 6405 Metcalf Ave.
Ste 507
Overland Park, KS 66202
Divorce, Business, Collections and Family
University of Michigan Law School
As a practicing attorney since 1972, Michael E. Whitsitt has always served his clients professionally, with the highest degree of ethics and according to the best standards of legal practice. Mr. Whitsitt is highly respected and has extensive high-asset experience. For more than 40 years, he has been helping clients settle their legal problems, both in and out of court. "As an attorney facing a divorce I knew that a critical factor would be the attorney I chose to represent me. I needed someone that would vigilantly represent my interests while at the same time maintaining...
James Campbell
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Osage County, KS Divorce Lawyer with 29 years experience
(785) 746-4172 112 East 7th Street
PO Box 250
Lyndon, KS 66451
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Family
Kevin Cavanaugh
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Johnson County, KS Divorce Lawyer with 37 years experience
(913) 387-3193 7111 W. 98th Ter.
Suite 140
Overland Park, KS 66212
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
Saint Louis University School of Law
Jules Mark Doty
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Franklin County, KS Divorce Lawyer with 29 years experience
(785) 242-3775 427 S Main St
PO Box 490
Ottawa, KS 66067
Divorce, Elder, Estate Planning and Family
Oklahoma State University - Stillwater and Washburn University School of Law
Trent Besse
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Johnson County, KS Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(913) 341-0005 7111 W 98th Terrace
Overland Park, KS 66212
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
University of Kansas School of Law
At my law firm, I focus on the areas of Personal Injury, Worker's Compensation, Social Security Disability, Family Law and Divorce, Bankruptcy and Business Law. I also practice in the areas of Traffic, DUI, Alcohol and Drug related offenses, and Criminal Law. I accept these types of cases in all Kansas City Metro areas, including Johnson and Wyandotte Counties, and the cities of Overland Park, Leawood, Lenexa, Shawnee, Mission, Prairie Village, Fairway, Olathe, Roeland Park, Merriam, Gardner, Bonner Springs, and surrounding areas.Because of my diverse background, I am able to offer my clients a wide variety of legal talent and...
Joshua T. Mathews
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Johnson County, KS Divorce Attorney
(913) 660-0664 4707 College Boulevard, Suite 107
Leawood, KS 66211
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Family
The Mathews Group, LC was founded by attorney Joshua T. Mathews. Mr. Mathews started his career as a Tax and Transactions attorney, but was quickly recruited into business and personal civil litigation. Mr. Mathews practices in areas from bankruptcy to federal criminal defense, (selected by the Department of Justice as a member of the CJA Panel). He opened The Mathews Group, LC because he fundamentally disagreed with many traditional legal practices, especially hourly billing, which in addition to creating a "blank check" for the attorney, dis-incentivized clients from communicating with their attorney about their legal issues. The Mathews...
Prince Adebayo Ogunmeno
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Wyandotte County, KS Divorce Attorney with 28 years experience
(913) 233-2133 155 S. 18th Street
Suite 250
Kansas City, KS 66102-5654
Free ConsultationDivorce, Civil Rights, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Washburn University School of Law
Civil attorney dedicated to helping our clients solve injury claims, police brutality claims, civil and constitutional rights violation claims, divorce and family dispute, contract dispute, DUI and traffic citations, immigration, estate and retirement planing since 1991. Author - Silence is Power, A Lawyer's Step-by-Step Guide to Handling Police Interrogations and Protecting Your Freedom.
Sarah Snyder
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Douglas County, KS Divorce Attorney
(785) 215-6680 810 Pennsylvania
Lawrence, KS 66044
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Probate
Washburn University
Mr. Rian F. Ankerholz
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Johnson County, KS Divorce Lawyer with 37 years experience
6900 College Boulevard
Suite 510
Overland Park, KS 66211
Divorce, Family, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of Kansas School of Law
Steven D. Henry
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Johnson County, KS Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(913) 381-5020 9225 Indian Creek Parkway, Suite 1150
Overland Park, KS 66210
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Washburn University School of Law
Brian Levinson
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Wyandotte County, KS Divorce Attorney with 25 years experience
(913) 441-3411 13100 Kansas Avenue Suite C
Bonner Springs, KS 66012
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
University of Kansas
Member of Perry & Trent LLC, with five attorneys. Together we handle most areas of law.
Shane Rockey
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Wyandotte County, KS Divorce Lawyer with 28 years experience
(913) 376-0735 748 Ann Ave
Kansas City, KS 66101
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Juvenile
University of Kansas School of Law
Dwight D Alexander II
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Wyandotte County, KS Divorce Attorney with 8 years experience
(913) 912-3338 753 State Avenue
Suite 101
Kansas City, KS 66101
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Traffic Tickets
University of Kansas School of Law
Dwight D. Alexander, II Owner and Operator of The Alexander Law Firm, LLC Dwight is a competent and experienced attorney who created the Alexander law Firm, LLC with the client in mind. Dwight started his legal career as an intern in the Wyandotte County Unified Government Legal Department and the Kansas City, Kansas Municipal Court. During his time as an intern he crafted an idea to create a firm designed to foster a partnership with his clients to ensure that his services and his counsel created favorable results. Dwight still is apart of the Public Defenders office of...
Jessica F. Leffler
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Franklin County, KS Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(785) 242-2933 109 W. 2nd St. Suite A
Ottawa, KS 66067
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family and Probate
University of Kansas School of Law
Judith C Hedrick
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Johnson County, KS Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience
(913) 492-8888 13030 W 87th Street Parkway
Suite 101
Lenexa, KS 66215
Divorce and Family
University of Kansas School of Law
Adam Mack
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Johnson County, KS Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(913) 937-9530 5251 West 116th Place, Suite 200
Leawood, KS 66211
Divorce, Bankruptcy and Personal Injury
Washburn University School of Law
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Considering divorce?

If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.

Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.

Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.

Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.


Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).

Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.