Kansas City Child Custody Lawyer
As a parent, you want the best for your child, but it is not at all unusual to find that parents do not agree on what is “best” — especially when the parents no longer live together. If you are having trouble agreeing on child custody, visitation or another matter involving your kids, we can help.
At the family law office of Larry Swall of Gates Shields Ferguson Swall Hammond P.A., we provide legal representation in child custody cases, as well as family mediation. We have helped hundreds of families in the Kansas City area work through child custody issues. For a free consultation, please call us at 866-554-4664.
Do you need legal representation in a divorce but cannot afford a retainer? Larry Swall of Gates Shields Ferguson Swall Hammond P.A., provides limited scope representation that puts you in control of how much work you pay our attorneys to do.
Establishing a Clear Path for Your Child’s Future
Larry Swall is an experienced child custody litigator, trained parenting coordinator, family and child custody mediator, with training in child development and attachment theory, as well as the executive director of Mediation Achieving Results for Children (MARCH), the statewide family mediation program of the Missouri Family Support Division.
Our attorneys have extensive educational backgrounds in family systems and post-relationship dynamics. We can provide legal information and advice on family dynamics and family systems in the context of your family. This helps us formulate strategies to optimize parent-parent and parent-child relationships that help you be the parent you want to be while helping your children find success in their lives.
We Can Help You Write Parenting Plans
Parenting plans (schedules of parenting time) are required by the courts in Kansas and Missouri. They need to be specific enough to enforce while flexible enough to adapt to the ever-changing needs of a child. A well-crafted parenting plan can make it easier to handle many child-related matters, even support.
Part of the parenting plan is working out a visitation schedule, giving children the opportunity to know, experience and love both parents. It is important to make plans for weekdays, weekends, vacations, holidays and extracurricular activities. You must also decide what to do when other things come up that affect your children and their ability to succeed as they grow up.
You Can Make Custody Work for Your Child
With the assistance of family lawyers and mediators, you and your ex-spouse can find a workable solution to child custody. Call us at 866-554-4664 or send us an e-mail to set up an appointment. We are conveniently located in Liberty, Missouri.