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Lee's Summit Paternity Attorney

It can seem unfair that parents must sometimes actively assert their legal right to do what is best for their children. However, if you and your child's other parent are unmarried, this is precisely what you must do.

Both Kansas and Missouri have legal processes called paternity actions that are designed to establish who a child's parents are. They allow parents to secure their custody or visitation rights and determine which parent will have to make child support payments. Many parents are surprised at how complex and emotionally involving paternity actions can be. In fact, they can be much like formal divorce proceedings.

The Help You Need To Establish Your Visitation And Support Rights

As an experienced Missouri family law attorney, my job is to give sound legal advice, represent my clients aggressively in court, and make the legal system less stressful.

I have represented mothers who want the father of their children to be an active part of their lives, and fathers who want to assert their rights to spend time with and help provide for their kids. I can also help men who are unsure whether they are the biological father of a child, and seek paternity tests to determine whether they have a legal responsibility to provide for the child.

The advantage of proactively going to court to seek a paternity order is that it allows mothers and fathers to develop a plan that is mutually agreeable while providing for the children. In the absence of parents trying to compromise, courts often make unworkable custody orders and unreasonable child support orders, which can place strain on both parents.

It is important to get into court as early as possible, even if you intend to marry your child's other parent.

Contact The Law Office Of Debra Knapp | Representing Clients In Missouri And Kansas

I offer competitive hourly rates and can develop a legal strategy that is efficient without compromising the representation you need. I encourage you to contact me, Lee's Summit paternity lawyer Debra Knapp, for a confidential consultation. Send an email or call 816-769-2622.

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The Law Office of Debra Knapp
1308 NE Windsor Dr.
Lee's Summit, MO 64086
Phone: 816-769-2622
Fax: 816-817-0587