Divorce Lawyer in Olathe & Johnson County
Experienced Divorce Attorney
Clients looking for experienced guidance through the divorce process should consult with an
Olathe family law attorney from the law firm of Martin & Wallentine. Through careful preparation and understanding of your goals, we evaluate what you are likely to obtain at trial. This guides us through the entire divorce process as we seek to maximize your advantage and pursue the desired outcome.
Having the right Johnson County attorney can make all the difference to the outcome of your case. Having competent legal representation means that your rights will be defended and your interests protected. We offer a
free initial consultation so that you may have your questions answered and gain an understanding of the process involved. We could help you through your divorce and the various legal issues that may apply in your case, including:
Our Approach to Divorce & Introducing Fault Concepts
Why do clients choose Martin & Wallentine in divorce matters? It's simple. We work to maximize the economic benefit our clients are likely to receive in a divorce and to minimize their amount of economic risk. This analysis necessarily begins with a realistic look at the likely outcome for the client should the case proceed to trial. This approach can have a significant impact on the value of the final divorce settlement. We keep the outcome in mind and work to make it as successful as possible.
You may have heard that Kansas is a "no-fault" divorce state. Technically, that's not quite true. A divorcing party still may cite the fault of one party as grounds for divorce—for example, a "failure to fulfill a material marital duty." In Kansas it is simply not required in order to obtain a divorce. Rather, so long as ONE party to the divorce action is willing to state under oath that the parties are "incompatible," the judge must grant the divorce as long as all the other statutory requirements are met. For this reason, many judges frown upon the use of "fault" grounds in divorce cases.
There are times, however, when one spouse's actions during the marriage could affect a judge's decision on how to settle the divorce. Our approach includes evaluating when it is prudent to introduce fault concepts into the divorce proceedings. In some cases, doing so may help to maximize a divorce settlement. This decision necessarily involves the careful evaluation of an experienced divorce lawyer.
Retain an Olathe Divorce Attorney
Contact an Olathe divorce lawyer for a better chance at a positive outcome in your divorce, both financially and in matters relating to your children. We have years of quality experience and have represented hundreds of clients in courts throughout Johnson County and the surrounding communities.