Overland Park Child Custody Lawyer

Today's child custody and visitation orders will have a lasting impact on parent-child relationships. At Sarah Carmody Law, LLC, I — attorney Sarah Carmody — understand how important parenting time is to building and maintaining strong bonds with your children.

In Kansas and Missouri, courts believe it is in the child's best interests to have relationships with both parents. As such, custody is often shared between parents.

Serving Kansas City metro area communities such as Leawood, Sarah Carmody Law, LLC, helps parents throughout the region develop parenting plans that preserve parent-child relationships and foster parent-child bonds.

It's Your Family, You Should Make The Decisions

I believe it is in your best interests to resolve your family law disputes out of court. During trial, a judge — who has little knowledge of you or your children — will make important decisions regarding where your children will live and how they will be raised. By keeping my clients out of court I ensure the decision-making power stays where it belongs — in my clients' hands.

By staying out of court, you keep the decision-making power where it belongs — in your hands.

As a seasoned family law lawyer, I understand that parenting plans need to clearly dictate child custody and visitation schedules while being flexible enough to accommodate the realities of daily life.

I draft comprehensive parenting plans that dictate how custody will be shared, including how holidays, weekends, summer breaks and school vacations will be divided. I also include provisions dictating how decisions regarding a child's education, health and general welfare will be decided and how disputes will be resolved.

By creating thorough, working documents, my clients are often able to prevent future disputes and avoid having to seek repeated custody modifications.

Shawnee Child Support Attorney

Children are entitled to financial support from both parents. I strive to get parents fair support orders to ensure their children's needs are met.

Kansas and Missouri have strict child support guidelines. Judges in Johnson County, Jackson County and Clay County, as is the case elsewhere, use formulas that consider a variety of factors, including each parent's income, custody time and the number of children each parent is supporting to determine monthly child support obligations.

If you are involved in a child custody dispute, it is important to hire an attorney who will do everything possible to protect your parent-child relationship. Contact me, Overland Park child custody attorney Sarah Carmody, at 913-624-9076 or toll free at 800-583-3135.