Sometimes people can think for months or even years about getting a divorce, yet when they make the decision to move ahead with a divorce they want it quick. They want a divorce now.
Kansas statute KS Statute 23-2708 states that an action for a divorce shall not be heard until 60 days after filing the petition UNLESS a judge declares there is an existence of an emergency.
In Kansas, it is possible to speed the process up by requesting an emergency divorce that requires both parties receive at least 7 days notice.
An example of possible grounds for an emergency divorce in Kansas might be:
- If one spouse was the victim of domestic abuse or similarily heightened circumstances
- One of the parties seek a divorce was having a health crisis documented by a physician or mental health professional
- …and more
So how fast is a quick divorce? In a perfect world, an emergency divorce in Kansas can be 7 days but rarely does.