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Kansas Divorce Forms
This is a list of the most commonly filed divorce forms for the state of Kansas. Following the list is a brief summary of each form and its purpose. This list of forms is not exhaustive and not all forms listed are required for every divorce. Due to unique case situations and special divorce filing procedures in Kansas, certain forms may or may not be required by the Kansas courts.
Civil Information Sheet
The Civil Information Sheet identifies the parties and the type of action, the attorneys, the children.
Petition for Divorce (without children) or Petition for Divorce (with children)
The Plaintiff files either a Petition for Divorce (Without Children) or Petition for Divorce (With Children), which identifies the parties, states a history of the marriage, their children, if applicable, the grounds and the requested relief.
The Summons puts the Defendant on notice that he or she has 20 days to file an Answer (30 days if he or she is served outside of Kansas) or face a Default Judgment against him or her.
The Parenting Plan, either temporary during divorce negotiations, or permanent, negotiated by the parties as part of the divorce settlement, establishes the terms and conditions of custody and visitation.
Domestic Relations Affidavit
The Domestic Relations Affidavit profiles the domestic situation of the divorcing couple -- their finances, their children, the income and expenses. This Affidavit must be verified and notarized.
Entry of Appearance and Waiver of Service
When the parties agree to the divorce, the Defendant signs an Entry of Appearance and Waiver of Service, by which he or she waives formal service of the divorce papers. This form must be signed in the presence of a Notary Public.
Child Support Worksheet
The Child Support Worksheet establishes child support calculations, which is the support paid by the Noncustodial parent to the Custodial parent.
Notice of Final Hearing
The Petitioner must inform the Defendant of the Notice of Final Hearing. The Notice requires a Certificate of Service, signed by the Petitioner.
Decree of Divorce
The Decree of Divorce, when signed by the judge, ends the marriage.
Certificate of Divorce
The Certificate of Divorce, which is obtained from the court clerk, enters the divorce into the records the divorce for the state's Vital Statistics.
Courts in Kansas generally have three options when it comes to division of property. They are 1) division of property in kind, 2) awarding property (or part of property) to one spouse, and requiring the other to pay a sum equal to that amount, or 3) the ordered sale of property in question and dividing the proceeds from the sale.
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