The Jackson County Family Court implemented a new program called “Cradles to Crayons” with the intention to help parents involved in abuse and neglect cases reunite with their children faster. Currently it takes almost two years for babies and toddlers to go through the court system and out of foster care. Cradles to Crayons is…

The Kansas Department of Children and Families (DCF) removed a website identifying child support evaders. Officials said the website was underutilized. Family law attorney, Ardith Smith-Woertz, shared with Alec Gartner of KCNT ways the public can still help DCF track down those behind on child support payments. Full Story Here.

Family attorney Boyd McPherson estimates hundreds, if not thousands of people in Wichita are being tracked by an ex or current partner. McPherson says he’s worked roughly two dozen domestic cases involving tracking devices. There are dozens of apps for both iPhone and Android users that allow you to track someone’s location. Some even let…

Attorney Boyd R. McPherson with JHC being interviewed by NBC news regarding Senate Bill 257 which creates a presumption that it is in the best interest of the children for the Court to order equal or approximately equal residency (custody) of children in cases where the parents have not entered into an agreed parenting plan….

Julia A. Craft Honored Among Nation’s Top 40 Family Law Attorneys in Inaugural Edition of The National Law Journal’s Divorce, Trusts & Estates Trailblazers The National Law Journal’s inaugural issue of Divorce, Trusts & Estates Trailblazers has recognized Julia A. Craft, of Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC, as one of the top 40 family law…

For Immediate Release: TOPEKA, Kan. – Natalie M. Teemer Washington has joined the Family Law Division of Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC. Her practice area includes divorce, child custody, paternity, child support and juvenile law. Teemer Washington comes to the firm from the Kansas Legislative Research Department in Topeka where she was a legislative research…

Did you know that some of your legal fees in connection with your divorce may be tax deductible? Generally, legal fees in connection with a divorce are not tax deductible. But there are a couple exceptions: 1. Legal fees related to tax advice in connection with a divorce; and 2. Legal fees associated with obtaining…

In a divorce, what was once called “ours” splits into “his” and “hers.” While you can easily agree not to live together, what will happen to the things you’ve worked so hard to acquire? Dividing the marital assets can be one of the most difficult tasks faced by divorcing couples. But, if you and your…

When a divorce action is filed, most courts will enter temporary orders. If you are still living with your spouse, the temporary orders usually dictate which one of you will stay in the marital home while the divorce is pending and which one of you will go stay elsewhere. Before you file for divorce and…

Are you a parent going through a divorce? The family law attorneys at Joseph, Hollander & Craft with locations in Wichita, Kansas City, Lawrence & Topeka Kansas recommend these books to help through your difficult time: If you need legal assistance, Joseph, Hollander, & Craft has a very skilled team of family law attorneys ready…

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