Kansas City Child Custody Attorney

Lee's Summit Paternity Lawyers

A core area of our practice centers on paternity and child custody matters. Child custody is without a doubt an emotional area of law, and it can be very difficult to resolve a couple's differences. It is also an area where there is a great deal at stake for a family.

Contact the law office of Kelly, Symonds & Reed, LLC, at 816-347-1818 for a free initial consultation to discuss your divorce, custody, paternity, ex parte, modification or other family law concerns.

It is our job to help our clients, both married and unmarried, obtain a custody determination that is right for them, for their children, for their family and for their future. We seek in every situation to obtain a fair and balanced custody determination and parenting plan without resorting to trial, but we are also experienced trial lawyers who are prepared to plea our clients' cases before a judge.

We Set Realistic Expectations

The courts seek to foster custody solutions that involve both parents spending as much time as possible with their children. We understand that coming to terms with this reality may be very hard for some parents. At the same time, hearing your legal options from a trustworthy source gives you the time you need to prepare yourself and can help to minimize impact to the children.

Abusive Behavior Negates Custodial Rights

If you have a spouse or a former partner who is an impaired parent, because of abusive behavior toward you or the children, addiction or criminal behavior, we will vigorously fight for you to retain sole legal and physical custody.

Domestic Violence

Kelly, Symonds & Reed, LLC, recognizes the sensitive nature of domestic violence allegations. We can assist victims of domestic violence obtain an ex parte order of protection. We also represent those facing false allegations of domestic violence.

Paternity Matters and the Best Interest of the Child

The law does allow unmarried couples or former couples to establish child custody and visitation, parenting time plans and child support, for the protection of the child. There are many myths surrounding child support, child custody and paternity matters and we can dispel them when you meet with us.

Call for a Free Initial Consultation Today

We want to hear your concerns. We want to help. Please call to arrange a free initial consultation with our office: 816-347-1818. Our attorneys and paralegals stand ready to discuss your case. Contact our Kansas City, Missouri, office through e-mail.

Convenient After Hours Appointments

We can schedule evening appointments as needed.