Kansas readers may recall an earlier post on this blog that told of the child custody dispute reality TV star Kristin Cavallari and her estranged husband, former NFL quarterback Jay Cutler, have been trying to resolve. It seems the former couple is back in court. This time, they are fighting over property division issues, more specifically, whether Cavallari can use a portion of marital funds to purchase a new home for herself and her three children.
Many Kansas households include pets. It's not uncommon these days for married couples or families to have numerous "fur babies" in their lives. It is sometimes to challenging to keep up with veterinary appointments, buying food and making sure animals get the attention and exercise they need. It can be even more difficult to resolve issues that arise if a married couple who owns a pet decides to divorce. Deciding who gets a pet in divorce has typically been addressed as a property division matter in the past.
Divorce is often talked about as if there is only one path from start to finish. However, couples in Kansas will have to navigate many different issues before finalizing everything and moving forward with their new lives. This means that securing the most agreeable divorce settlement relies on making the best possible decisions during things like property division.
Spouses must play by the rules when they decide to divorce. Regarding property division, Kansas operates under equitable distribution laws. When the court considers a property ruling, it is assumed both spouses have been honest in disclosing their assets and liabilities.
When a Kansas married couple divorces, they typically have navigate negotiate a number of issues in order to achieve a satisfactory settlement. For property division proceedings to be fair, both spouses must be totally transparent regarding their assets. Full disclosure is required for debts, as well, and if one spouse is trying to pull one over on the other, things can get quite messy in court.
Divorce is not easy. Most Kansas spouses encounter numerous challenges as they negotiate terms for a settlement. If you have children, you and your spouse might disagree about custody or finances. Such disputes often intensify turmoil in situations that are already stressful. When it comes it property division proceedings, a concerned spouse would do well to seek guidance and support from an experienced family law attorney to help achieve a fair outcome.
Many Kansas residents set new goals when a new year begins. For some, such goals may include filing for divorce. Numerous challenges may surface when negotiating a settlement, particularly where property division issues are concerned. The more a spouse learns before heading to court regarding state laws and regulations governing marital property in divorce, the easier it may to overcome any obstacles that arise.
Thinking back to the days before you got married, you may recall some hesitation on yours or your intended spouse's part regarding the topic of signing a prenuptial agreement. Perhaps, you thought it unromantic at the time. Since many years have passed and you have now decided that your marriage is not sustainable, you may be glad you finally agreed to sign a prenuptial agreement as you prepare for property division proceedings.
In a high asset divorce, it can be challenging to resolve certain complex issues. Property division in Kansas operates under equitable division laws like most other states. The court's discretion will not be able to help devise a fair and agreeable division, however, if one of the spouses involved is hiding assets.
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.