Child custody and visitation issues are one of the most daunting topics that must be addressed in a divorce or in situations involving unmarried parents. The prospect of dividing the time you spend with your children is emotional on its own. It is further complicated due to the ways that custody arrangements can impact child support and the financial situations of both parents. Due to the complex nature of custody cases, you need an attorney who can help you protect your rights and the well-being of your children.
At The Service Law Offices, we assist clients in resolving difficult custody matters as efficiently and equitably as possible. We serve clients in the Kansas City Metro area and throughout surrounding Missouri counties. Our team is familiar with all of the potential pitfalls that can impact custody and visitation cases and has extensive experience protecting the interests of mothers and fathers in custody cases.
When you come to our office for a free consultation, we will provide you with all of the information and advice you need to make sound decisions about your situation. This includes a discussion of information such as:
Courts are only concerned with what is fair and in the best interests of the children. They seek to ensure the children’s long-term well-being instead of catering to the feelings of parents who may not be thinking clearly due to the emotionally charged nature of custody cases.
In the past, mothers had more rights than fathers and were almost automatically granted custody of the children. Now, both parents have equal rights to custody.
Increased custody obligations can reduce child support obligations. For example, someone who only has custody of the children 25 percent of the time will typically pay more child support than someone who has custody 50 percent of the time.