Child Custody Lawyers

Few legal matters can become as contentious and stressful as child custody cases. If you are fighting to protect your relationship with your children, make sure your lawyer has the experience to negotiate skillfully and, when necessary, take cases to trial.

The family law attorneys at Johns, Mitchell, Duncan & Lowe, L.L.C., have considerable experience with high-conflict custody cases. We begin by talking with the client to learn about the family dynamic and circumstances of the case. We take the time to explain the legal process and guide clients through it step by step. While we attempt to reach a custody agreement via negotiation or mediation, we will go to trial if necessary. The firm is known for its aggressive trial attorneys who are successful at protecting clients' rights in court.

From our office in Clinton, we represent people throughout western Missouri. Please call 660-383-4059 or 888-698-1831 for a free consultation with our child custody attorneys.

Child Custody, Visitation And Child Support In Missouri

Child custody includes legal custody for decisions regarding education, religion and health care, and physical custody, which is where the child lives. The court often favors joint legal and physical custody so both parents maintain roles in their child's life. However, each situation is unique, and the court typically approves parenting plans that families create in mediation or negotiation as long as they are in the best interest of the child.

If one parent has sole physical custody, the other parent will have visitation with the child. We can help you create a parenting time agreement that is fair to all parties. If the other parent will not work toward an agreement, we can take the case to trial.

In addition, we can help you calculate child support. Missouri child support guidelines are based on balancing the needs of the children with the parents' earning capacity. There can be special circumstances which necessitate payments that are higher or lower than the guidelines. We will help you argue your position.

Contact The Firm To Learn More

To schedule a free consultation, please call 660-383-4059 or 888-698-1831. You may also contact us online.