Divorce Services

Divorce Lawyers in Missouri

Have you made the difficult decision to divorce your spouse? Choosing to end a marriage is never an easy decision, but sometimes it’s the best option for the spouses and their children. When a couple decides to divorce, they often have many questions about child custody, their finances, spousal maintenance, division of marital property, etc.

Divorce can be complicated, but the process of hiring divorce lawyers in Missouri doesn’t need to be. The team at The Law Office of Young, Kuhl & Frick, LLC is compassionate and understands that divorce is difficult which is why we handle every unique divorce case with care and sympathy.

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The Divorce Process at a Glance

Every case is unique and may contain many other steps and processes. However, below is a glance at what you can expect throughout the divorce process.


Before a dissolution of marriage can occur, the couple often separates. Separation allows both parties to either reconcile or proceed with the divorce. There is no time requirement for a couple in Missouri to be separated. If they decide to divorce, the next step would be filing a petition with the court.

Filing of Petition

When a couple separates and agrees that divorce is their next step, a petition for dissolution of marriage must be filed. The petition must be filed with the court along with a court fee and other required forms that vary based on the county in which it’s filed.

Service of Process

Once the petitioner (the spouse who legally starts the divorce process) files the petition with the court, the respondent (the other spouse) must be notified. Missouri allows papers to be served by Entry of Appearance and Waiver of Personal Service, personal service by the sheriff or private or special process server, or by publication.

Temporary Motion or Hearing

Next is a temporary motion or hearing, a great way to set some legal terms in place while the divorce is pending. Things like child support, custody arrangements, and who is responsible for bills are some things that can be temporarily settled with the court until the divorce is final.

Settlement Agreement

Outlining what each party is responsible for post-divorce, both parties must accept the settlement agreement, and the court must find it acceptable. Terms like legal and physical custody, child support, and spousal maintenance will be indicated in the settlement agreement.


A great way to resolve issues without both parties having to be in a courtroom setting, mediation is a non-binding, confidential process that occurs with a neutral third party and both spouses’ attorneys. Mediation can save the parties time and expenses compared to trials.


Every divorce case is unique - some complex cases may need to go to court and be settled by a judge. If the divorce case must be settled in court, your attorney will work with you to gather and present evidence as it pertains to your case. 

Why Choose The Law Office of Young, Kuhl & Frick, LLC?

The Law Office of Young, Kuhl & Frick, LLC will help guide you through the entire legal process of your divorce or dissolution of marriage every step of the way. Whether your divorce is uncontested or if it’s contested and complex, we’ll help you throughout the process. Why should you hire The Law Office of Young, Kuhl & Frick, LLC?

Decades of Experience

Our divorce attorneys have decades of combined experience - over 50 years! James H. Young, founder of The Law Office of Young, Kuhl & Frick, LLC, has been practicing family law for over 30 years and now serves as a full-time mediator. Our attorneys Abraham D. Kuhl, Jared T. Frick, and P. Chandler Frick have been serving families in the Kansas City area for many years and won multiple awards. Our very own Abraham D. Kuhl was recently named “Lawyer of the Year” for Family Law in Kansas City for 2023 by Best Lawyers.

Compassionate & Zealous Attorneys

There’s no question about it - the divorce process can be emotionally draining for both spouses and their families. Our team is compassionate and zealous, always putting our clients’ needs first and focusing on what’s best for them and their families. We’re always here to listen and lend a helping hand throughout the entire divorce process from start to finish.

Known for Demonstrating Amiability in the Kansas City Legal Community

When you hire a divorce lawyer, you expect them to handle your case with expert knowledge and professionalism. That’s exactly what you’ll get with the team at The Law Office of Young, Kuhl & Frick, LLC; we’re known for demonstrating amiability in the Kansas City Legal Community. 

Mediation Services

Our mediation services are an efficient and easier way to solve issues that relate to family law, including divorce, child support, custody, and property issues. The Law Office of Young, Kuhl & Frick, LLC provides mediation services in our office and, on rare occasions, where we travel for the benefit of all involved.

Other Family Law Services

The Law Office of Young, Kuhl & Frick, LLC is dedicated to family law, offering many services. We provide virtually all services that pertain to family law, including, but limited to, the following:

Contact Our Family Law Firm

Are you considering divorce? Or are you currently in the process and looking for a divorce lawyer in Kansas City to assist with your case? Contact us to reach out and inquire about our services. We look forward to hearing from you!