There are various types of domestic relations actions that may be filed in Kansas courts. These actions will vary depending on the type of relationship involved as to whether or not the couple’s relationship is considered “marital” or “non-marital.”
A “separate maintenance” action is very simular to the commonly referred to as a legal separation. A seperation maintenance action doe not grant the couple a final judgement of divorce but rather enables the parties to settle legal matters prior to a final marriage dissolution. Again, the parties’ marriage is not dissolved with a separation maintenance action however the court may be requested by the parties to rule or and provide orders for child support and visitation rights, the division of assets and property, alimony ot spousal support and debt ownership or transfer issues.
A separate maintenance action was more common when divorce actions were more difficult to obtain or took long periods of time in the courts. These separation actions would enable the parties to settle certain affairs while working through the divorce process.
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