Lawrence Divorce Mediation Basics
Our Lawrence divorce mediation can be an alternative to lengthy, public court battles. A divorce mediator can assist with a settlement agreement on issues like property division, alimony, child support and child custody, and more.
In Lawrence, an uncontested divorce requires a written marital settlement agreement to avoid the more lengthy court process of a contested divorce. You must agree on all important issues and file a written settlement agreement that details the agreements between the spouses. You must also meet certain residency requirements (living at least sixty days in Kansas before filing).
You must also state the “no fault” ground of incompatibility for an uncontested divorce. Kan. Stat. Ann. § 23-2701 (2020).
The Kansas Judicial Branch website will be useful as you prepare to file for divorce in Lawrence. To file, you’ll need to go to your local district court. You can find your district court using the court locator page of the Judicial Branch. Forms and information are provided in the self-help section of the Kansas Judicial Council’s website.
You can save time and money by first working with a mediator to resolve your disputes. Our Lawrence divorce mediation can save you significant time and money when you use a divorce mediator to assist with your divorce settlement agreement.
For more information on Lawrence divorce mediation, visit DivorceNet’s page on divorce in Kansas.
Divorce mediation offers a number of advantages, including:
- lower cost,
- freedom to make informed decisions,
- control, and
You and your spouse control the outcome of divorce mediation, not the courts.
For divorce mediation to be successful, it’s important that both spouses engage in good faith. Mediation will likely not be successful if one spouse is more interested in harming the other spouse than resolving disputes over property or child custody arrangements. If both spouses engage in good faith, though, mediation can save significant time and money for both spouses.