Divorce is a complex process with high financial and emotional stakes. The outcome of your divorce will likely impact you for the rest of your life.
Remember, you don't have to go through it alone. An experienced attorney can be your guide and advocate throughout the divorce process.
I am Melanie Haynes, an Overland Park divorce lawyer serving clients in Johnson County and throughout surrounding areas. With more than 15 years of legal experience, I am prepared to help you achieve your legal goals in your divorce.
The Divorce Process
The divorce process can be as simple as filling out paperwork and filing it with the divorce court. Of course, complications often arise, even in a seemingly uncontested divorce, drawing out the process. Under Kansas law, the soonest your divorce can be completed is 61 days. Most divorces take between four and six months. If there is heavy conflict over property division, the custody of the children or other matters, it could take much longer.
Amicable Solutions To Divorce Disputes
A hallmark of my practice is my desire and ability to help people resolve their divorces amicably. A long, drawn-out dispute rarely is in anyone's best interests (aside from the attorneys.) I will work with you to find reasonable, common-sense solutions to divorce disputes. I want to help you resolve your divorce with grace and dignity.
Strong Litigation, When Necessary
Of course, I am aware that amicable resolution through negotiation is not always possible. It takes two reasonable parties to settle a lawsuit, after all, and the other side is not always willing. When tough litigation is required, I am always ready for it. I apply thorough preparation and acute attention to detail to every divorce case I handle. When I stand up for you in court, you will be represented by a respected professional who knows how to get results.
I Am Here To Help
Divorce can be a long, difficult road, but an experienced ally can make it much easier to bear. I am here to guide you through the process and stand up for your rights. You can contact my law office online or by telephone at 913-717-5319 to schedule your free initial consultation.