Child custody disputes are often accompanied by strong emotions and difficult decisions. Unfortunately, these two forces do not always work well together. Sometimes, spouses find that they need to fight to keep custody of their children, especially if they are in the middle of an acrimonious divorce.
As a Lee's Summit child custody attorney, I am prepared to help Missouri parents navigate the many difficulties associated with child custody agreements. I work closely with my clients, building a personal relationship and coming to a full understanding of their needs and desires. Together, we work toward a child custody goal that suits the long-term needs of the child.
Easing The Burden On Parents And Children
Child custody agreements can be quite complex, and there are a number of important decisions that need to be made. Determining things like visitation schedules and parenting plans can be difficult, especially if the other spouse is uncooperative.
The process doesn't have to be painful, however. I can provide you with the advice you need to make the process go more smoothly and efficiently, reducing the burden on you and your children.
When Circumstances Change, Your Custody Agreement Should Change Too
No one can predict what the future holds. If circumstances have changed in your family and your custody agreement is no longer serving the child's best interests, then it is time to seek a modification. A child custody modification seeks to change the terms of the agreement, altering it into something that better suits the family's present situation.
Custody modifications are often requested when one parent is forced to relocate, if a parent fails to adhere to the visitation schedule or if a home is no longer safe for the child.
Contact A Child Custody Lawyer
I have over 18 years of experience helping Missouri parents arrive at a child custody agreement. If you need assistance with your child custody case, please contact my law firm, The Law Office of Debora L. Hale, LLC, to schedule a free 30-minute consultation. I can be contacted online or by phone at 816-875-6558. Weekend appointments are also available.