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When both members of a couple agree to divorce, filing for an uncontested divorce can save time and money through streamlined court procedures. Though more complicated divorces may fall outside a states uncontested divorce parameters, when both sides of the couple are informed and agree to the big issues in most divorces child custody and support arrangements, property distribution and spousal support uncontested divorce can save much time and money.
Eligibility for Uncontested Divorce
Uncontested divorces are generally available to couples who have no remaining disagreements regarding the basic divorce issues: child-custody, property division and spousal support. Like a contested divorce, an uncontested divorce begins by one side filing for divorce. Uncontested divorces usually have streamlined paperwork, in which property and child custody information is filed, along with a statement of the grounds for divorce.
If the other side agrees to the uncontested divorce, or fails to make an appearance, it can be granted by the court. If the other spouse does not agree and makes the necessary court filings, an uncontested divorce cannot be granted.
Benefits of Uncontested Divorce
One primary benefit of uncontested divorce is the savings in divorce costs. While attorney representation will often be advisable even in an uncontested divorce, the streamlined procedure includes lowered court costs, as well in lowered attorney bills.
Uncontested divorce also allows many couples to get their divorce granted more quickly than in a contested divorce. With fewer proceedings and less legal wrangling, uncontested divorce allows couples to more quickly move on with their lives.
Though divorce of any sort often involves some conflict, proceeding with an uncontested divorce can lower the amount of conflict between the parting spouses by simply offering fewer opportunities for conflict to arise. With fewer demands for information going back and forth, and fewer proceedings to resolve disputed elements of the divorce, conflict between the soon-to-be exes can be minimized.
Unless filed under seal (which is not easy), information made part of a divorce proceeding becomes open to the public. This means that not only personal information one side alleges about the other, but also financial and other private information become matters of public record. In an uncontested divorce, there is simply less information filed with the court to go into the public record. This can allow spouses who agree to an uncontested divorce to minimize the amount of private information made public.
Disadvantages to Uncontested Divorce
Couples who have children, complex or disputed property arrangements, or potential disagreement as to spousal should strongly weigh whether uncontested divorce is appropriate. The tradeoff for simplicity and cost saving through uncontested divorce comes at the expense of being able to satisfactorily determine complicated custody decisions, as well as complex property distributions or spousal support arrangements.
Couples with children must make additional filings regarding the childs custody if pursuing an uncontested divorce. The uncontested divorce procedure in some states is not available when the couple has a child. The importance of legal resolution of child custody issues calls for the more detailed procedures available in a regular divorce.
The issues involved in a divorce are enormous from who will raise children to how a couples property will be divided. An experienced divorce attorney can help not only get the best results for you, but also help you find the most cost effective path to divorce.
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What is an expungement?
Expungement is the removal of an arrest or conviction from a person’s criminal record.
When a person’s record is expunged, no information related to the arrest or conviction may be disclosed, with certain exceptions.
What records can be expunged?
Arrest records, criminal convictions, and juvenile adjudications can all be expunged in Kansas.
What arrest records can be expunged in Kansas?
An arrest record can be expunged if:
The arrest occurred because of mistaken identity;
A court found there was no probable cause for the arrest;
You were found not guilty in court proceedings; or
The expungement would be in the best interests of justice and either charges have been dismissed or no charges are likely to be filed.
Any arrest record can be expunged and no time limit is required.
What criminal convictions can be expunged in Kansas?
Your criminal conviction can be expunged if the required amount of time has passed and you have not been convicted of a felony in the past 2 years.
Misdemeanors, traffic infractions, and some felonies can be expunged 3 years after the completion of the sentence.
Other felonies and motor vehicle offenses, such as driving while suspended, can be expunged 5 years after the completion of the sentence.
Driving under the influence (DUI) convictions can be expunged 5 - 10 years after the completion of the sentence. Look at this chart to determine how long you have to wait.
Severity of crimes and expungement
This chart, with updates as of July 1, 2015, shows the length of time that must pass between the completion of all aspects of a criminal sentence or diversion and the filing of an expungement petition. This chart was updated to include the ability to expunge a DUI conviction 10 years after the period of jail time, probation, parole or diversion was completed.
What criminal convictions cannot be expunged in Kansas?
Murder in the first or second degree
Voluntary and involuntary manslaughter
Aggravated sexual battery
Sexual battery of underage victim
Indecent liberties with a child
Indecent solicitation of a child
Sexual exploitation of a child
Endangering a child
Abuse of a child
What juvenile adjudications can be expunged in Kansas?
Most juvenile adjudications can be expunged if:
The juvenile has reached the age of 23 or it has been 2 years since the sentence was completed;
Since the sentence was completed, there are no pending criminal cases; and
The circumstances and behavior of the juvenile warrant expungement.
What juvenile adjudications cannot be expunged in Kansas?
Endangering a child
Abuse of a child
Disclaimer: This is general information. For specific advice on individual matters, you should consult an attorney.
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