Resolving High-Conflict Child Custody Issues
Child custody and visitation are often the most contentious issues in any divorce proceeding. The potential for conflict is high, and having experienced legal representation on your side is essential.
At The Kelly Law Firm, L.L.C., our family law attorney has more than 20 years of experience. Ultimately, our goal is always to reach a resolution that both parties can live with and that places the utmost priority on the best interests of the children. However, when the issues are intractable, we will serve as the aggressive advocate you need in the courtroom.
Establishing Custody In Kansas
In a perfect world, parents would be able to reach a custody decision on their own terms. While this is still a possibility, when parents are simply unable to agree it becomes necessary for the courts to make the ultimate decision regarding custody. This can be a difficult process, and it is important to both protect your rights and keep your child’s best interests in mind.
Custody determinations are made on a case-by-case basis and may include factors such as:
- The child’s need to maintain contact with both parents
- The wishes of the child, if mature enough to make such a decision
- The quality of the child’s life at home and at school
- The ability of the parents to cooperate with each other
- Evidence of a parent’s drug or alcohol abuse, or other domestic problems
We know how important it is to pay attention to the unique situation of your child in order to present an effective case for custody.
Child In Need Of Care Cases
There are some instances where child custody concerns may arise outside of the divorce arena. Child in need of care proceedings occur when the state has found evidence of child abuse or neglect. If you are the relative of a child who is the subject of a proceeding, or if the state is threatening action to remove your child from your home, we are here to help you through this process.
Contact Our Family Law Attorney
We have extensive experience handling even the most complex child custody cases. To learn more, call 913-451-1119 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation with our lawyer. From our offices in Lenexa, we represent people throughout Johnson County.