Will my divorce case be treated differently depending on the County it is filed in?

Will my divorce case be treated differently depending on the county that I file in? The answer is it depends. Each county in Kansas sometimes has their own ways of handling divorce cases subject to the State of Kansas’s general laws. For example, Douglas County has their own set of family law guidelines. Johnson County has their own set of family law guidelines. The family law guidelines are usually followed by judges in that specific county. If you are asking for spousal maintenance for example, the percent awarded varies depending on which county you file in. Generally speaking, in order to file in that county at least one party needs to live there. So, if you are between Douglas County and Johnson County for example, you will likely get awarded more maintenance in Johnson County depending on the family law guidelines.


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