Protecting Your Property During Your Divorce Case


Many couples struggle with the division of marital property during their divorce. In both Kansas and Missouri, courts will divide the property equitably if the couple is unable to come to an agreement prior to trial. This means that the decision that the court reaches must be "fair" to both sides, which, of course, could leave one side extremely disappointed with the final outcome.

At Richard T. Bryant & Associates, P.C., we understand how difficult it can be for you and your spouse to come to an agreement on such an important issue. Our family law attorneys, with over five decades of combined legal experience, have represented many individuals who have struggled with property division cases.

Mine, Yours Or Both? Finding Answers To Difficult Questions

Many couples do not understand what exactly falls into the marital property category. Marital property includes anything that was accumulated by the parties during the marriage, with a few limited exceptions. This means that paychecks, contributions to individual retirement accounts, as well as funds in a separate checking account could all be considered marital property and subject to division. Some of the common issues that we handle in these cases include:

  • What happens when one of the spouses brought substantial assets into a marriage
  • What is the value of a spouse's contribution to property that was owned by one spouse before the marriage, such as a home or business
  • What is the sum total of assets or debts that belong to the marriage?

Our lawyers carefully review all of the property and debts that have been accumulated during the marriage to determine exactly what will be subject to division. We actively involve you in the process so that we know your specific goals, and develop an approach that protects your property throughout negotiations and trial, if necessary.

We know that it can be extremely difficult for you to decide what is best for your future. We help you evaluate all of your options and explain all of the choices that you are facing. We want you to feel confident that the decisions that you are making are going to leave you in a good place once your divorce has been finalized.

Take The First Step. Talk To Our Experienced Lawyers Today.

To arrange your consultation with a member of our legal team, please call our office at 816-399-5218 or send us an email using our contact form. Our attorneys represent clients in family law cases in Jackson County, Johnson County, as well as throughout the Kansas City metro area.