When you're going through a divorce, child custody dispute, or adoption, you need an attorney who is compassionate and puts your needs above all else. Since 2002, I have helped countless couples and families navigate a variety of difficult family legal issues, and I can help you, too. Contact my office today to schedule a free consultation so you can begin to focus on your next chapter.
I got into family law because I have always enjoyed helping people. If you're looking for a family law or divorce attorney, you're probably going through a particularly emotional time of your life. My goal is to guide you through the process with dignity and respect. You deserve to have a knowledgeable and experienced attorney advocating for your needs. With an office based in Ottawa, I proudly serve people throughout the area, including the communities of Garnett, Lyndon, and Burlington, Kansas.
It may seem as though divorce is something that you deal with for a few months and then it's over. It's important to remember that the decisions you make throughout this process can have a lasting impact on the future of everyone involved. I keep this in mind as I guide you through each step, from establishing an agreement for child support or alimony, the division of property, and more. Through it all, my top priority will be to provide you with guidance and support to put you on a path toward a better tomorrow.
Working with families and couples for nearly twenty years has provided me with invaluable insight into a variety of different legal strategies that work for people just like you. When you work with an attorney that knows what they're up against, that is one less thing you have to worry about during this tumultuous time. Every practicing attorney passes the bar and has knowledge of the law —but working with someone with hands-on experience is what separates a good lawyer from a great attorney.
From divorce and child custody, to alimony and adoptions, a skilled attorney can make all the difference when your family is facing complex legal challenges.
For nearly twenty years, I have guided countless couples through divorce, making the process as smooth and stress-free as possible for everyone involved.
Kansas recognizes both "fault" and "no-fault" divorces, meaning one or both parties may be at fault for the divorce. Or, you and your spouse may simply have irreconcilable differences.
It's impossible to gauge how long your divorce will take, as the circumstances of each case are unique. However, it takes most couples anywhere from one to three months for a divorce to be finalized.
You likely want to get this over with as quickly as possible, but a complex divorce can take time. My ultimate goal is to make this process as painless and stress-free as possible — so you can move forward.
Family legal matters are ones that require more care and attention than some most other areas of the law. Whether you're filing for divorce, going to court to modify your child support or custody agreement, or dividing up your property with your soon-to-be-ex-spouse, emotions can run high and the process may seem like it is never-ending.
Though it may be tough now, you must remember that you will likely be better off after your case has come to a conclusion. As an experienced divorce attorney in Ottawa, Kansas, I have seen my fair share of "ugly" divorces, but I've also seen many of those people come out happier on the other side.
Divorce can be difficult for everyone, especially when children are involved. Whether you filed, your spouse filed, or you both came to an agreement to dissolve your marriage, it's important to work with an attorney who cares about your future and your happiness just as much as you do.
If you live in Ottawa, Burlington, or Lyndon, Kansas and you need a family law or divorce attorney, reach out to my office today to schedule a free consultation. I treat my clients like my own family by prioritizing their needs and desires and crafting long-term solutions that can set them up for a happier and healthier future. Reach out to my office today to get help!