LIFE CHANGING RESULTSFamily Law Attorney In Kansas City

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 Attorney

What is Family Law?

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.

Family Law Services

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.

Divorce

A professional divorce attorney will work with you to ensure you have clarity and effective representation during your divorce.

Orders of Protection

A restraining order lawyer will help you determine if a restraining order is appropriate and, if so, help you obtain one immediately.

Prenuptial Agreements

A prenuptial agreement attorney will ensure your wishes are accurately represented with your prospective spouse.

Child Custody & Parenting Time

Our goal is to maximize the time you get to spend with your children while considering their best interests.

Child Support

Child support is based on a formula we can calculate with you to determine a fair support amount.

Postnuptial Agreements

Do you wish you would have gotten a prenup? No worries, we can accomplish the same goals after the marriage with a postnuptial agreement.

Collaborative Divorce

If you and your spouse are agreeable about all aspects of your divorce, we help finalize your divorce in peace.

Contempt Proceedings

If you are being held in contempt of court, you need a lawyer on your side. We can help.

Legal Separation

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.

Military Family Law

If your spouse is serving in the military during your divorce, things get complicated, and you need specialized help.

Asset & Property Division

Whether married or not, we can help you divide assets and debts you’ve accumulated with someone.

Termination of Support

In certain situations, the termination of child support or spousal support is appropriate.

Paternity Actions

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.

Guardianships

If you need help with a guardianship case, we can help.

Relocating with Children

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.

Adoption

 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' Rights

Grandparents have the right to see their grandchildren in certain situations. We can help you enforce those rights.

Modifications

If you need to change the terms of your parenting plan, divorce decree, or settlement agreements, we can help you request a modification.

Name Changes

Changing your name can be complicated, but we can help make the process quick and easy.

Spousal Support

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.

Domestic Appeals

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!

100% CLIENT CENTRICWhy Choose Hale Robinson & Robinson?

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.

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What Sets Us Apart

ZEALOUS ADVOCACYWhat sets us apart?

When you hire us to represent you in your family law case, we believe these unique qualities are what set us apart:

  • Honesty – our lawyers will be honest and upfront with you about your case and the possible outcomes. We promise never to tell you what you want to hear and always to provide you with realistic expectations.
  • Communication – we’ll update you on your case weekly, so you are never in the dark about what is happening.
  • Detailed – We do not have a “one-size-fits-all” approach – our attorneys do not work off templates and will ensure everything filed is specific to the goals you are trying to meet.
  • Genuine – our attorneys each specialize in an area of law they are passionate about and have decided to dedicate their careers to, which fuels their passion for helping drive the best results possible.
HAVE QUESTIONS?

Top Family Law FAQ

If you don’t find your answer – use our contact form to send in your questions, or book a free consultation with a family law attorney now.

How can I find the right attorney for my family law need?

You’ll want to interview attorneys. We offer a free lawyer consultation, so you can get a feel for your potential lawyer before you decide to hire our firm. It would be best if you also read the reviews available for the family law attorney you are considering.

I am getting divorced. Do I need an attorney?

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.

What are the legal grounds for obtaining a divorce?

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.

Who determines how assets are divided in a divorce?

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.

How do courts determine who gets custody of children in a divorce?

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!

What is joint custody?

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.

How is child support determined in a divorce or child support case?

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.

What happens if a parent does not pay court-ordered child support?

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.

Do grandparents have visitation rights to their grandchildren?

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.