Frequently Asked Questions:

We frequently receive questions about Kansas law on basic issues of critical importance to everyone. Because we think it’s important that correct information about these questions is easily available, we have collected these common questions and their answers on this page as a public service. Keep in mind that the answers to these questions provide only general information. The only way to know how the law affects individual situations is by contacting a knowledgeable family lawyer licensed in the state about which you are asking to find out how the law applies to your particular situation. Although domestic relations situations are primarily governed by the state statutes in which the person lives or resides, individual judges determine how those statutes apply to specific situations in individual cases. Family law is not “black and white.” Applicable statutes do not specify how the courts must decide any case or issue. Instead, the applicable statutes guide attorneys and judges on applying broad principles in deciding family law issues, such as “equitable distribution,” “the child’s best interests,” and other similar legal principles. The information on this page is not intended to provide legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship between the viewer and NELSON & YARNELL. See our disclaimer page for further information.

Coronavirus and Family Law

The Basics

Attorney Representation and Self-Representation

Costs and Attorneys’ Fees

Starting the Process

Marriage Dissolution – Divorce, Annulment and Separation

Paternity, Maternity and Parentage

Property Division

Alimony, Maintenance, and Spousal Support

Child Custody, “Visitation,” and Parenting Time

Child Support

Procedural Issues

Post Decree Problems

International Family Law Questions

Name Change Questions

Miscellaneous Questions