Kansas residents who are fans of the reality TV show, “Married to Medicine” are no doubt aware that one of the show’s star couples, Quad and Dr. Greg Lunceford, were having some serious marital problems last season. The latter was suspected of infidelity, which may have been a key factor that prompted the former to file for divorce. Not only has Lunceford contested his wife’s petition, he has filed a contempt motion that claims she has violated a standing court order in divorce cases regarding property division.
Lunceford has asked the court to order his wife to return various items, including several television sets, a dining room suite and bedroom furniture, which he claims she removed from their home without his permission. His recent filing requests that the court hand down a contempt ruling against her. Not uncommon in contested divorce situations, Lunceford has also sought reimbursement for any and all costs related his legal filing.
Kansas, like most other states, including the one where the Luncefords reside, is an equitable property division state. Marital property is not necessarily split 50/50 in divorce. When spouses are unable to negotiate fair and agreeable settlements, the court will determine who gets what.
To protect one’s rights in a Kansas divorce case, a spouse can retain the service of an experienced family law attorney. Especially in situations where property division problems exist, acting alongside legal support can be helpful. If someone believes his or her spouse has violated state laws or court procedures, an attorney can further investigate the matter and help determine an appropriate course of action.