Divorce Lawyer in Johnson County, Kansas
Experienced Olathe, KS Divorce Attorney
Clients looking for experienced guidance through the divorce process should consult with
Johnson County divorce attorney Richard Martin. He has focused primarily on family law for many years and has represented hundreds of clients through the divorce process. Through careful preparation and understanding of your goals, he evaluates what you are likely to obtain at trial. This guides him through the entire divorce process as he seeks 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 could help you through your divorce and the various legal issues that may apply in your case, including:
Our Approach to Divorce
Why do clients choose divorce attorney Richard Martin? It's simple. He works to maximize the economic benefit his 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. He keeps the outcome in mind and works 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.
There are many times when a divorce can in fact be civil. When possible, we encourage parties to work together, through their attorneys, to resolve their divorce in a mutually acceptable manner. Each person should be represented by an experienced divorce lawyer to ensure that they are protected and to prevent costly errors.
Retain a Johnson County Divorce Attorney
Contact a Johnson County 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, including Olathe, Overland Park, Lenexa, Shawnee, Leawood, and Kansas City.