Child Custody Lawyers
From our office in Clinton, we represent people throughout western Missouri. Please call 660-885-6161 or 800-847-6119 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 660-885-6161 or 800-847-6119. You may also contact us online.