I am Missouri attorney Debra Knapp. From offices in Raymore and Raytown, I help clients in both Missouri and Kansas successfully confront the challenges of divorce and other family law disputes when important legal rights are on the line.
I became a lawyer partly because I have experienced firsthand the difficulties of the family court system and understand that being a compassionate legal guide matters to people going through a divorce as much as aggressive courtroom and negotiation tactics.
Legal Help Focused On Protecting Your Rights And Achieving Long-Term Success
In my family law practice, I know that seeking a quick, short-term goal is not always a smart legal strategy. In fact, it can be just the opposite — many people who handle their divorces themselves or seek the minimum legal help necessary often find that they have to ask a court for a modification to an existing order regarding spousal support, child custody or child support.
My clients quickly discover that I take the time necessary first to understand what they hope to achieve from their divorce or paternity action. Then, I begin developing and executing the strategy that is most likely to achieve those results. Sometimes a settlement with the other side can be the easiest way to obtain a favorable outcome for my client, and in those cases, I do not hesitate to negotiate. However, I also make it clear to the other side that I am not afraid to fight in court for what is in a client's best interests.
My firm is also known for being a child-focused practice. As a parent who has had to personally navigate this area of the law, I recognize the need to take a big-picture approach to decide how to accommodate my clients' wishes against the well-being of their children. When children win, everyone wins, and I show my clients it is often possible to secure their most important rights while making life easier on everyone involved.
Contact My Firm | Begin Planning For The Next Stage Of Your Life
By seeking legal help sooner rather than later, you can ensure that your lawyer has the necessary time to prepare the strongest possible case. Contact me, Lee's Summit divorce lawyer Debra Knapp, for a no-cost obligation to begin planning your legal strategy. Call 816-701-9037 or send me an email.