All About Kansas Divorce
We have many resources to help you file for a divorce in Kansas whether or not you have children. Please check back often on this page as we will be adding features regularly.
This guide provides help to anyone who finds they may have to file a divorce in Kansas. it is helpful for self-represented persons and those who obtain the assistance of an attorney. The guide provides definitions of legal terms, answers many frequently asked questions and prepares a Kansas litigant for the issues that may arise during a divorce.
This guide is available in pdf format. It can be viewed through a free Adobe Reader. If you don't have Adobe Reader, download it here.
Free Legal Forms
Kansas Legal Services provides forms as a service to low income Kansans and to assist overburdened Kansas courts. Forms listed with a are easy to use, interactive forms that will produce documents necessary for filing or responding to legal actions in Kansas district courts.
Divorce (no minor children) Kansas Legal Services
Divorce (with minor children) Kansas Legal Services
(Use this Kansas Legal Services interactive form when the combined income of both parents is less than $50,000)
Poverty Affidavit Kansas Legal Services
Please note, it is always advisable to talk to a lawyer before proceeding in a court case on your own. Please read our important warning.
NEW: If you would like to have a lawyer review the papers that you create in the interactive interview, read about it here.
If you have questions about how to complete the forms when using the interactive interview, you can use our LIVE HELP option. Just click on this button below and ask for assistance in completing your forms.
LIVE HELP is generally available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can leave a message if LIVE HELP is not available. You will receive a reply by email within two business days.
In order to use this program to make free legal documents, you will need the following software on your computer:
Adobe Flash player: This is very standard software that you can download free. Click here to download. If you aren't sure if you have it already, try to download it. The program will let you know if you have the software already.
Please make certain that you have Microsoft Word or Word Perfect available before you begin this process. If you do not have Microsoft Word, you will need to download free Microsoft Word Viewer to print the forms.
NOTE TO USERS OF CHROME and FIREFOX: The backspace button does not work to delete or modify answers in these interactive interviews. You must use arrows or your mouse to highlight the information you need to change. Then use the delete key to remove letters, before you can change information. This problem is not experienced in Explorer.
What if I want to talk to a lawyer about my situation or discuss these forms with a lawyer?
Kansas Legal Services has a program that assists self represented litigants before they go to court. Through this program, a self represented litigant who uses these Kansas Legal Services forms can meet with an attorney to have the forms reviewed, discuss the court process and what they may encounter as a self represented litigant. Our goal is to empower you to represent yourself successfully.
This program is only available for the areas of law where KLS provides interactive forms and only for users of the KLS forms. The cost of this program can range from free to $80 an hour, depending on income. We will meet with persons who are just filing their case, filing a reply or who have prepared a final decree of divorce. You must be able to meet with a Kansas Legal Services or volunteer lawyer during office hours. If you are unable to travel to a KLS office, we may be able to review documents and discuss them over the phone.
If you are interested, you should indicate that during the preparation of divorce forms through the interactive interview. During the interactive interview, you will receive instructions about how to apply for this service.
You may find other resources for use in representing yourself in Kansas court, at Kansas Courts Help for Self-Represented Litigants
The Self-Help Center helps you find legal assistance and information, work with an attorney, and represent yourself in some legal matters.
Or please apply online.
Kansas Legal Services
712 S. Kansas Ave
Topeka, KS 66603
Marilyn M. Harp