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Susan Saper Galamba
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A preeminent divorce and family law attorney, Susan Saper Galamba is experienced in the courtroom as well as trained in mediation and arbitration. Recognized as a Super Lawyer, she is active in her local family law bar organizations, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and she has maintained the highest possible AV rating in Martindale Hubbell’s peer review rating system. She is the Managing Member of the Law Office of Susan Saper Galamba, L.C. in Overland Park, Kan.

Ms. Galamba received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University in 1986 and her Juris Doctor in 1990 from Georgia State University Law School. She is licensed to practice law in Kansas and Missouri.

Ms. Galamba hosted the radio show “Til Divorce Do Us Part,” is a frequent lecturer and is a member of the following organizations: The Missouri Bar, The Kansas Bar, The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association-Family Law Committee, The Johnson County Kansas Bar Association-Family Law Bench Bar Committee and American Bar Association-Family Law Section. She has also been featured as a subject matter expert on a vast array of television, radio and print media outlets discussing divorce and family law, relationships, marriage, and many other topics.

Ms. Galamba is the author of Don’t Burn the Underwear, a resourceful book providing immediate answers to questions about saving a marriage, entering a divorce, completing a divorce and keeping your emotions intact during all of these stages. It is directed to anyone contemplating or going through divorce. It can be purchased at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com or downloaded to your Kindle or Nook to encourage privacy.

Entries by Susan Saper Galamba

There's More Than One Reason To Celebrate Father's and Mother's Day

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2014 | 11:43 AM

I've known several people this year who have lost a child. That is not the order of nature. A parent should never outlive a child. As I approached Mother's Day, the thought of a parent losing a child gave me great pause, and has not lessened now that we are...

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How Much Are You Worth?

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2014 | 10:49 AM

How much are you worth? The answer will definitely depend on who you ask, as well as the weight you put on the opinions and expectations of others; however, the reality is that you should put far less weight on the opinions and expectations of others than you put on...

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There But For the Grace of God Go I

(3) Comments | Posted July 26, 2013 | 5:45 PM

People are quite amazing. After hearing a couple is divorcing, it isn't uncommon for someone to be judgmental and say, "They didn't try hard enough." On the contrary, in the Anthony Weiner scandal, the very same people are ridiculing his wife, Huma Abedin, for standing by her "man." I am...

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A Letter to My Mother

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2013 | 2:32 PM

Dear Mom:

Your birthday and Mother's Day are fast approaching, and this summer will be the 10th anniversary of your death. A day hasn't gone by when I haven't thought of you. In fact, many of those days I have talked to you, and while I know you hear me,...

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Why An Affair May Not Matter In Your Divorce

(41) Comments | Posted April 29, 2013 | 12:04 PM

"He slept with his secretary." "Except for spending all of my money, she never did a thing for the kids or our marriage." "I'm taking everything, including the kitchen sink!" Emotional reactions like these are extremely common during a divorce. However, they have no place in the divorce proceedings where...

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The Battle of the S's

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2013 | 11:16 AM

Whether or not the timing of Susan Patton's letter to the editor of the Daily Princetonian was intentional or coincidental, it certainly appears to fly in the face of author Sheryl Sandberg's newly released book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.

Interesting enough, Sheryl's...

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How My Profession As A Divorce Attorney Improved My Marriage

(3) Comments | Posted March 18, 2013 | 1:01 PM

Although I didn't officially start dating my husband until my third year of law school, our friendship began when I was 11 years old. Now we've been married for over 20 years, and to this day when my husband tells someone he is married to a divorce attorney, their initial...

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Can Relationships Really Make You Crazy?

(4) Comments | Posted February 21, 2013 | 4:28 PM

There is a saying that you see really good people at their worst in a divorce case, and really bad people at their best in a criminal case. Unfortunately, too often the "good" and "bad" person morph into the same person during a divorce or tumultuous period of a relationship....

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Valentine's Day: The Commercially Manufactured Holiday

(2) Comments | Posted February 8, 2013 | 10:08 AM

Relationship or not, I hate Valentine's Day. It has become a commercially manufactured holiday that not only causes stress, but also can cost an arm and a leg. Standing at the checkout line and watching the amount on the cash register steadily climb makes my stomach turn.

There is...

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The Relationship Between Alcoholism And Divorce

(442) Comments | Posted February 1, 2013 | 11:15 AM

Statistics show that alcohol is the number one drug problem in the United States. It also tends to be a big problem in divorces.

There has been a significant increase in cases in the last two or three years in which I have seen one spouse claim...

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Six Unexpected Expenses Divorcees Face

(7) Comments | Posted January 8, 2013 | 11:10 AM

It's tough to adjust to the financial ramifications of divorce, especially when an income that once supported one household now has to support two households. But the unexpected expenses that arise from divorce? Those can make you feel like you want to jump off a cliff.
Below are...

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Should I File For Divorce Before Or After The Holidays?

(14) Comments | Posted December 20, 2012 | 12:45 PM

An important question this time of the year it isn't so much "should I file for divorce," but rather "when should I file for divorce?" Weighing the pros and cons of filing for divorce before or after the holidays is extremely common. People recognize that not only will the divorce...

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How To Help Your Kids Survive Their First Holiday Season With Divorced Parents

(9) Comments | Posted December 17, 2012 | 12:00 PM

Holidays are tough, even without the added stress of divorce. Whether you are in the middle of a divorce, or have just finalized a divorce, celebrating this year's holiday season with your children may seem almost impossible. However, there are things that you can do to help your children survive...

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Top 5 Ways To Save Money During Your Divorce

(5) Comments | Posted November 7, 2012 | 11:25 AM

Divorce is tough, but you do have choices. You can choose to control your divorce, or you can let your divorce control you. A big part of controlling your divorce is controlling the cost of your divorce. Although your attorney is the expert, there are things that you can and...

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