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There Are Many Ways to Save When Doing Your Own Divorce in Kansas

A couple who agree about all the terms and conditions of their divorce can file an uncontested divorce pro se in Kansas as Petitioner and Respondent, which is by far the fastest, most inexpensive form of divorce filing.

In Kansas, you file for an uncontested divorce on grounds of incompatibility, and can use the 3StepDivorceTM software and service to set out your agreement inexpensively. There are also many other ways to lower the cost of a divorce in Kansas.

Kansas Court Clerks Want You to Be Organized

The Clerk will expect you to not only be organized but to file your paperwork in an orderly manner. Making sure your paperwork is in order often will be more impressive and help the Clerk with the process. A good first impression with the Clerk can be very beneficial throughout filing process because he or she will be the one facilitating your divorce through the court system.

Having your paperwork together and organized will keep the trips back and forth to the court for filing at a minimum. Placing all the paperwork in a manila folder or better yet, an accordion type folder with a closure, will keep your papers neat and orderly.

Notarizing Certain Kansas Divorce Papers

In Kansas, there are a few documents that need to be notarized before submitting them to the court. Whether you have children or not, the Petitioner will have to have the Petition, Verification, and Domestic Relations Affidavit (financial information) notarized.

The Marital Settlement Agreement is for both Petitioner and Respondent to sign and have notarized. This does not have to be at the same time or place.

The Respondent will have to sign and have the Entry of Appearance and Waiver of Service notarized.

In Kansas, Sedgwick has a different way of setting out some of the documents. You will want to make sure if you are filing for your divorce in Sedgwick County, that you have the proper Sedgwick County forms. Most of the documents will be the same for all the counties, just the Entry of Appearance and Waiver of Service is different. Also, the Certificate of Divorce or Annulment is set out for Sedgwick County a little differently. Using the 3StepDivorceTM system, you will have the various documents necessary and marked accordingly.

Waiving Your Kansas Divorce Court Filing Fees

When you file for divorce in Kansas you are required to pay the court filing fee which is anywhere from $156 to $197 depending on the county you are filing in. If you cannot afford the filing fee, you can request a fee waiver (https://www.3stepdivorce.com/feedocs/KSFeeWaiver.pdf). This waiver is called the Poverty Affidavit and you are required to let the court know you cannot pay the docket fee and provide a reason why you cannot pay this fee. Typically this affidavit will state that your income is too low to pay the fee. However, the court may collect the fee when it grants the divorce from one of the parties, or it may order each to pay a portion of it. If the court approves the waiver request, you will not have to pay the fee at all.

Paying Taxes After Your Kansas Divorce

The same year you are divorced, you can no longer file joint with your spouse. The last year you can file joint would be the last full year you are married. So if your divorce is final December 29th of the year, you are still considered divorced for that year and cannot file joint for the same year. Filing as a single person also means you will most likely be in a different tax bracket. You also want to make sure that you understand which parent takes the head of household deduction.

Filing Kansas Divorce Papers by Mail

In most cases you would want to physically take the documents to the courts to file. You will have to make a certain number of copies and take the filing fee with you. It is always much easier to file in person; however if you cannot file in person, there would be a mail-in process the court would have for you to mail your documents for filing. Remember, just because you mailed the documents does not mean the court received the documents so it is best to use certified mail to keep record of it. You would need to make sure there is a correct number of copies of documents, the filing fee, and self addressed stamped envelopes for you and possibly your spouse so the court can return signed documents as needed.

Inexpensive Service of Process in Kansas

In Kansas, the petitioner must serve the respondent the divorce paperwork in one of a number of ways, including Voluntary Entry of Appearance, sheriffโ€™s service or certified mail service. Voluntary entry of appearance and service by certified mail are the least expensive to serve process.

The petitioner can make Service by certified mail and file the green return-receipt card with the Clerk of court, or an attorney of record for the petitioner, by any form of mail addressed to the respondent with a return receipt requested and delivery restricted to the addressee or the agent of the addressee.

Legal Aid Agencies and Legal Help in Kansas

If you get stuck in divorce negotiations and feel you need legal advice, you can call the Kansas Legal Services, which is a statewide non-profit corporation. KLS also maintains a retainer contract system with assistance from members of the Kansas Bar Association.

Choosing Divorce Mediation to End Conflict

In Kansas, the judge may order a couple to go through mediation if there are minor children. A couple may choose to go through mediation but unless a judge mandates mediation, it is not required. If you and your spouse find yourselves in a place where you can both no longer agree, hiring a mediator may be much more cost-effective than hiring a lawyer. It is always better and most cost-effective to work things out and negotiate on your own behalf.

A Simple Divorce Process
Step 1 See if you qualify & create account!
Step 2 Answer the questions at your own pace.
Step 3 Print, sign and file your divorce forms with your local court (instantly review & print your forms online or have them sent US Priority Mail at no additional charge).

START HERE

Only $299 (flat-fee)

or 2 monthly payments of $157
or 3 monthly payments of $109
or 4 monthly payments of $84
Payment Options Do Not Delay Divorce
Instant Delivery - Instant Changes
100% Guarantee of Court Approval
or Your Money Back
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Disclaimer: This is a quality non-lawyer self-help divorce solution. The 3StepDivorceTM Documentation software and service is not a substitute for the advice of a lawyer. 3 Step Solutions, LLC does not practice law and does not give out legal advice. This software and service allows you to represent yourself in doing your own divorce. If you need or desire legal representation, we recommend that you hire a lawyer. Click here to learn more. There may also be other pro se divorce options available by contacting your court.
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