FAQ About Divorce


If you are like most others who are thinking of filing for divorce, you will have a lot of questions about the process and what is going to happen in your case. Here at the law firm of Richard T. Bryant & Associates, P.C., we have helped many people who have encountered challenges during their divorce. We want to take the time to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about divorce that we receive. Do not be afraid to reach out to us for more information about your case.

How long will my divorce take?

In both Kansas and Missouri, the divorce process can be somewhat complicated. If the parties agree to most of the issues, things can move at a fairly quick rate. However, if the couple has disagreements over the division of marital property or the custody of the children, the entire divorce can take much longer to resolve.

For this reason, we cannot really say exactly how long your divorce is going to take until we know the specifics of your situation. Once we have had an opportunity to meet with you to discuss your case, we can present a much more clear overview of your situation.

What will my divorce cost?

This again will depend upon what is happening in your case. In situations where there is a high amount of conflict, it is possible that the matter will go to trial. If a trial is the only way for you to achieve your specific concerns, it is very likely that the overall costs of your divorce will increase.

While this may seem like a bad thing for you, remember that this is a crucial time in your future. The decisions that you make now can be impossible to change down the line, or can end up costing you even more later. Taking the time to do things right can save you a lot of money and frustration, even if you have to go to trial.

What will happen to my kids?

This is perhaps the most important question that we get at the firm. Our lawyers have had many people ask us about child custody when they come in to talk about divorce. Often, people want to know what they can do to limit the amount of time that the other parent will be able to spend with the child or what they can do to make sure that their time with the children is not unreasonably restricted by the other parent.

We will sit down with you and discuss the factors that the court will examine when determining custody. We will explore what options are available to us as we pursue and develop a strategy that helps you protect the time you have with your children. While we cannot say exactly what is going to happen in your custody dispute, we can prepare a strong case that allows us to present your side of the story to the courts. We will advocate for you throughout the process, including trial, if necessary.

Schedule Your Consultation

To meet with one of our attorneys to discuss your family law case, please call our office at 816-399-5218 or send us an email. We represent clients in Jackson County, Johnson County and throughout the Kansas City metro area in divorce and other family law matters.