Do you need a family law attorney in Kansas City, MO? We have decades of domestic litigation experience and proudly serve communities across the great states of Missouri and Kansas.
Family Law covers anything from a contested and litigious divorce to an uncontested stepparent adoption.
It also includes paternity cases and establishing parenting plans and support orders for the family.
Learn more about what “family law” entails. Book a free consultation with one of our family law attorneys.
Here is a list of the family law services we support. Whichever family law services you need, we encourage you to book a free consultation with one of our family law attorneys.
A professional divorce attorney will work with you to ensure you have clarity and effective representation during your divorce.
A restraining order lawyer will help you determine if a restraining order is appropriate and, if so, help you obtain one immediately.
A prenuptial agreement attorney will ensure your wishes are accurately represented with your prospective spouse.
Our goal is to maximize the time you get to spend with your children while considering their best interests.
Child support is based on a formula we can calculate with you to determine a fair support amount.
Do you wish you would have gotten a prenup? No worries, we can accomplish the same goals after the marriage with a postnuptial agreement.
If you and your spouse are agreeable about all aspects of your divorce, we help finalize your divorce in peace.
If you are being held in contempt of court, you need a lawyer on your side. We can help.
If you’re not quite ready for a divorce, or a divorce isn’t an option, we can help you get a legal separation. This comes with benefits that we’ll discuss with you in more detail.
If your spouse is serving in the military during your divorce, things get complicated, and you need specialized help.
Whether married or not, we can help you divide assets and debts you’ve accumulated with someone.
In certain situations, the termination of child support or spousal support is appropriate.
Determining the paternity of your child if you are not married to the child’s mother at the time of birth is necessary. We can help.
If you need help with a guardianship case, we can help.
Do you want to relocate after entering into a parenting plan with your child’s parent? We can help you get approval for the move.
Our favorite type of case! We love to help your family grow with step-parent, agency, and private adoptions. Consult with an adoption attorney today!
Grandparents have the right to see their grandchildren in certain situations. We can help you enforce those rights.
If you need to change the terms of your parenting plan, divorce decree, or settlement agreements, we can help you request a modification.
Changing your name can be complicated, but we can help make the process quick and easy.
We can help you determine the fair and appropriate amount of spousal support. Rest assured; we’ll advocate for you to receive a fair amount.
We have over a decade of experience in initiating and defending domestic appeals. If you are looking to appeal a decision, we’re your firm!
Protect your assets and ensure your wishes with us! It’s never too early to get your affairs in order. Preparing a Will allows your family an understanding of your last desires and peace of mind that you are not leaving your estate unsettled.
A Power of Attorney is essential in estate planning that allows your loved ones to make decisions on your behalf if you are ever unable. A Power of Attorney can also assist your loved ones in dealing with your estate without needing court intervention.
Hale Robinson & Robinson strives to practice family law in a way that is 100% client-centric.
Our family law attorneys will work with you to ensure your goals are realized and avoid the unfortunate politics that can permeate the legal system.
We understand the “unknown” is a huge stressor in a family law case. We have systems in place to ensure you are up to date on your case, and there are no questions about “what’s next.”
You’ll have an easy-to-use client portal where you can message your attorneys directly and read live updates about your cases.
When you hire us to represent you in your family law case, we believe these unique qualities are what set us apart:
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I like to use the analogy of getting stitches to answer this question. If I cut my hand, I could give myself stitches, but I would probably get a much better result if I went to the hospital to get stitches. Having an attorney on your case during your divorce will lead to better results.
Kansas and Missouri are both no-fault states. This means all you have to allege is the irreconcilable differences between you and your spouse. This makes it impossible for you to live together as married people. Therefore, there is no reasonable likelihood that the marriage can be preserved.
Ideally, you and your partner make this determination. If you cannot agree, the Court will have to decide for you. If that is the case, the Court will likely determine how much you and your spouse have in marital assets (assets acquired during the marriage) and divide that amount equally between the two parties.
In Kansas, the courts look to K.S.A. 23-3203 when determining custody of a child. The courts will consider 11 factors in K.S.A. 23-3203 if parenting time and custody are disputed. In Missouri, the courts look to RSMo 452.375 and subsequent sections for guidance when determining a child’s parenting time and custody. Consult with a family law attorney today!
There are two types of custody, legal custody and physical custody. Most parents share joint legal and joint physical custody. Joint legal custody means the parents will share in all major decisions about the child, including healthcare, religion, school, etc. Joint physical custody means the parents share parenting time with the child somehow. It does not mean the parenting time has to be equal between the parties, but that one parent has some time, and the other has some time too. Talk with our divorce lawyer to determine how strong your case will be.
Child support is based on the parenting time each party has, the income of each party, health, dental, and vision insurance costs for the child/children, and the childcare costs of the child/children. The court can adjust the support amount based on things like the financial circumstances of the parties, the distance between the parties, or the way the parties claim the child/children on their taxes. In Kansas and Missouri, the courts use a formal to determine the appropriate support amount.
Child support is based on the parenting time each party has, the income of each party, health, dental, and vision insurance costs for the child/children, and the childcare costs of the child/children. The court can adjust the support amount based on things like the financial circumstances of the parties, the distance between the parties, or the way the parties claim the child/children on their taxes. In Kansas and Missouri, the courts use a formal to determine the appropriate support amount. A family law attorney can help.
Both Kansas and Missouri recognize grandparent’s rights. In most cases, if a grandparent files a case for reasonable visitation with a grandchild, the grandparent can expect to pay for the parents’ legal fees. The grandparent must show the court that he/she had a consistent and meaningful relationship with the child and that ending that relationship would be against the child’s best interests.