A Focus On The Best Interests Of Your Children

Like their divorcing parents, the lives of children change as they face an uncertain future. One household is becoming two. At McElligott Ewan & Hall, a Professional Corporation, we are committed to the best interests of children throughout Kansas City and Missouri. We encourage parents to take the same approach.

Protecting The Rights Of Parents And The Best Interests Of Children

Child custody and visitation allows offspring of divorcing parents to maintain ongoing and meaningful contact with both their mothers and fathers. In turn, their parents will share in decisions regarding their health, emotional needs, education and overall welfare. While judges are not required to grant joint custody or a combination of legal and physical custody, the law favors collaboration by both parents.

Child support is based on strict calculations that factor income, expenses and custody arrangements. We represent both custodial and non-custodial parents and ensure that they are paying or receiving proper amounts that are based on various factors. Exceptions exist in determining payments, requiring help from a skilled and knowledgeable lawyer.

At Your Side Until Your Divorce Is Finalized And Beyond

Our attorneys will provide you ongoing support throughout the entire process of child custody and support. You and your soon-to-be ex-spouse should strive to foster positive relationships and recognize that your children's needs and interests evolve over time. We can provide ongoing legal help as changes occur.

Peaceful settlements are preferred. However, if the courtroom is the best venue to resolve child custody or support disputes, we are ready to defend your rights and the best interests of your children. Call the Independence-based McElligott Ewan & Hall, a Professional Corporation, for a consultation.