Mr. Ronald W. Nelson
About Mr. Ronald W. NelsonRonald W. Nelson is the principal of Ronald W Nelson PA, which has its offices in Lenexa, Kansas. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1978 (B.S. Political Science, minor in Biology) and from Washburn University School of Law in 1981 (J.D., with honors). He began practicing law in 1981 and has been practicing family law exclusively for over 25 years.
Mr. Nelson is recognized throughout Kansas and the United States as an expert in family law. He regularly writes articles for regional and national legal publications and he frequently presents seminars on complex family law issues to lawyers' groups in Kansas and nationwide. He is a contributing author to the Practitioner's Guide on Kansas Family Law, published by the Kansas Bar Association (1997 & 2010) with chapters on Divorce, Separate Maintenance and Annulment [Chapter 2], and Child Custody, Parenting Time and Visitation [Chapter 6].
Mr. Nelson also frequently testifies to the Kansas Legislature on issues affecting families. He was instrumental in makin revisions to Kansas child custody law, has helped to improve family law practice and to improve access to the courts by his participation in drafting of family law forms for Kansas statewide use.
Mr. Nelson focuses his practice on client representation in complex divorce, paternity, premarital and post-decree matters. He also helps parents who seek return of their children from interstate and international child parent kidnapping. He has an extensive appellate practice having participated in over 90 appeals.
He is a member of the:
--Johnson County (Kansas) Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section),
--Kansas Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section; Member, Appellate Section; Member, Legislative Committee 1991-present),
--American Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section; Member Law Practice Management Section; Member),
--American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), and
--International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (IAML).
--Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC).
Mr. Nelson served as the Kansas Bar Association Family Law Section President for three terms between 2000 and 2004, served on the Governing Council of the American Bar Association Family Law Section from 2000-2006, the Johnson County (Kansas) Family Law Bench-Bar Committee, and the Family Law Advisory Committee to the Kansas Judicial Council.
- Appeals & Appellate
- Domestic Violence
- Family Law
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- Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
- $350/hr Attorney $100/hr Paralegal Retainers vary from $5,000 to $30,000 and above
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|U.S. Supreme Court|
|Principle/Attorney, Ronald W. Nelson, PA|
|Senior Partner, Nelson & Booth|
|Managing Partner, Rose, Nelson & Booth|
|Partner, Rose & Nelson|
|Solo Practitioner, Ronald W. Nelson, Attorney|
|Associate, Alder & Nelson|
|Associate, Alder, Nelson & McKenna|
|Washburn University School of Law - Washburn University||J.D.||Law|
|Kansas State University||B.S.||Political Science|
|Chair's Cup for Exemplary Service exceeding expectations in leadership, ABA Family Law Section|
|Chair's Cup , ABA Family Law Section|
|Section Chair's Cup for Exemplary Service exceeding expectations in leadership|
|Member, Johnson County Bar Ass'n Family Law Bench-Bar Committee|
|Fellow, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (IAML)|
|Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)|
|Member, Kansas State Bar|
|Governing Council, ABA Family Law Section|
|Activities: Two terms as a member of the ABA Family Law Section Governing Council|
|Chair, Kansas Bar Association, Family Law Section|
|Activities: Three terms as Family Law Section Chair|
Articles & Publications
Practitioners' Guide to Kansas Family Law, 2d Edition
Kansas Bar Association
WEBSITES & BLOGS
RT @cailananne: Check out what @JoCoCourtHelp and my favorite judge did to increase access to legal resources! #familylaw #KScourts http://bit.ly/1GomYpn— Mr. Ronald W. Nelson (@KansasDivorce) 4 days ago
Double Take: Same-sex marriage and relationships part of column's history: http://bit.ly/1RWJaub— Mr. Ronald W. Nelson (@KansasDivorce) 4 days ago
RT @AP: BREAKING: 4 couples, ACLU, sue Kentucky clerk who won't issue gay-marriage licenses.— Mr. Ronald W. Nelson (@KansasDivorce) 5 days ago
#KSCourts: No Kansas #FamilyLaw Appeals Decisions were issued today (2015-July-2): http://bit.ly/1HkKjs0— Mr. Ronald W. Nelson (@KansasDivorce) 5 days ago
Jean Crowe "mother" of #Nashville domestic violence movement dies #abafamily— Mr. Ronald W. Nelson (@KansasDivorce) July 1, 2015
#KSCourts: Electronic filing will be required in Kansas appellate courts effective November 2, 2015: http://bit.ly/1LVLy2r— Mr. Ronald W. Nelson (@KansasDivorce) July 1, 2015
#ALCourts: Despite #SCOTUS ruling in #Obergefell judges directed to not issue #marriage licenses until further order http://bit.ly/1LECiCJ— Mr. Ronald W. Nelson (@KansasDivorce) June 29, 2015
#NECourts: Trial court did not err granting alimony to wife in divorce of nonagenarian couple http://1.usa.gov/1Lv2IFZ— Mr. Ronald W. Nelson (@KansasDivorce) June 27, 2015
#NECourts: The Nebraska #ChildSupport #Guidelines do not apply if the parties have no minor children http://1.usa.gov/1Lv2IFZ— Mr. Ronald W. Nelson (@KansasDivorce) June 27, 2015
Gay marriage ruling a giant leap for couples, court http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2015/06/27/gay-marriage-history/29346521/— Mr. Ronald W. Nelson (@KansasDivorce) June 27, 2015