Our Family Law Attorneys

Portrait of Stephen J. Blaylock, Attorney

Stephen J. Blaylock

Mr. Blaylock’s practice is almost exclusively limited to family law as it relates to business valuation, retirement plans, and tax law. He received his B.A. degree in economics in 1968 and his J.D. degree from the University of Kansas in 1971.

Mr. Blaylock is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court, in addition to the Kansas state and Federal courts. Mr. Blaylock is a frequent lecturer and author for the Kansas Bar Association, Wichita Bar Association, Washburn Law School, the Kansas Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and other continuing legal education organizations in the areas of tax issues, pension plans (QDRO*s), spousal maintenance, valuation, and property division as these issues relate to divorce. Mr. Blaylock has lectured and written about the valuation of closely held businesses in divorce and the options available for payouts in a property division. He also authored Retirement Benefits; Tax Ramifications Reviewed and Applied in the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Mr. Blaylock was co-author of the “Family Law” Chapter for the Kansas Bar Association Annual Survey for all the years 1989 through 2005. Mr. Blaylock co-authors the “Tax” section and “Property and Maintenance” section of the 2010 Kansas Bar Association Family Law Handbook and updates (latest being 2016). The Property and Maintenance section has been cited by the Kansas Appellate Courts as authority for some of their family law decisions.

Mr. Blaylock is a past chairman of the Wichita Association Domestic Relations Committee, and a former chairman and member of the Kansas Bar Association’s Family Law Executive Committee. Mr. Blaylock has been and continues to be involved in Kansas legislative changes pertaining to divorce. He has also argued pivotal appellate cases that have reshaped Kansas divorce law. Mr. Blaylock is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, past chairman of both its National Tax Committee and Alimony Committee. Mr. Blaylock sat on The American Academy’s Board of Governors from 2006 through 2008. He is listed in the Best Lawyers in America in the Domestic Law Section and has served as a reviewing editor for the American Bar Association’s Family Law Quarterly. Mr. Blaylock has and continues to be named by the Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine as a “Super Lawyer” in the area of Family Law.

While Mr. Blaylock primarily represents domestic clients in litigation, he has also successfully mediated and arbitrated complex asset divorces after the parties and their counsel have reached impasse. Mr. Blaylock has completed the courses in Matrimonial Mediation offered by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Collaborative Family Law, and the Family Law Arbitration Training presented by the American Bar Association and he now offers those services to lawyers and clients on a selected basis. In November of 2013, the Wichita Business Journal listed Mr. Stephen J. Blaylock as Family Lawyer of the Year.

Mr. Blaylock’s philosophy continues to be one that is solution driven and looks to alternative dispute resolution before court intervention. However, Mr. Blaylock has litigated, mediated, arbitrated, and settled a substantial number of complex divorces in various judicial districts in Kansas. Mr. Blaylock also handles pre and post nuptial agreements for those parties who want to fix their marital rights versus have a Court or Kansas Law determine the possible conflicts.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Business Valuation
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Separation Agreements
  • Collaborative Family Law
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Non-Traditional Families

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas, 1971
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court for Kansas

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Kansas Chapter American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Central Kansas Collaborative Family Law Group, Inc.
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Wichita Bar Association
  • Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers
Portrait of David J. Morgan, Attorney

David J. Morgan

David Morgan was born in Wichita in 1957, and has lived here almost his entire life. His family lived here and his father was a Family Practice Doctor. He attended Goddard schools and Kansas State University, and finished at Arizona State University—the 25th ranked law school in the US.

He finished with a degree in Economics, magna cum laude. He has practiced in Wichita since 1982, and has been involved in many areas of the law. He has amassed significant courtroom experience with Jury and Bench trials in both State and Federal Court and numerous domestic-related trials. He has also been involved in many appeals. See his attached resume for more details.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Child Parenting Time
  • Non-Traditional Families
  • Paternity
  • Grandparent/Step Parent Visitation
  • Co-Habitation Agreements
  • Probate
  • Child Support
  • Business Transactions and Litigation
  • General Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas, 1982
  • U.S. District Court for Kansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

Professional Associations

  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Wichita Bar Association