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Lee's Summit Family Law Attorney

Family law is unique in that it requires that a lawyer be able not only to advocate for a client's short- and long-term interests, but also to understand how court orders can impact the well-being of a client and his or her family — sometimes for years down the road.

As an attorney who has dealt firsthand with the anxieties of fighting for parental rights in court, I offer comprehensive family law services that are balanced with a compassion for people who might be going through one of the most trying periods of their lives. I understand that no one hires a divorce or child support lawyer because they want to; they just want someone to make sense of the process and ensure that their rights are protected. This is what I have done for my clients every single day since starting my legal practice.

Especially when your most important parental and property rights are at stake, you deserve an attorney who will not give up, but who will also always be straightforward about the likelihood of success in your case. This aggressive but direct approach is part of the reason why people in the Kansas City metro area seek my legal counsel.

A Comprehensive Family Law Practice

I handle all issues related to divorce and separation in Missouri and Kansas. This can include disputes over the division of property and the terms of spousal maintenance (often referred to as alimony), in addition to other frequently contested matters.

I am especially passionate about — and have gained significant experience handling — cases involving children. I balance zealous advocacy of my clients' position with an awareness of the importance of protecting children during an emotional and disruptive time. My areas of practice include:

  • Child custody modifications: When one party seeks a modification to an existing child custody order, long-simmering tensions and disagreements almost always rise to the surface. I help my clients protect their rights as parents, regardless of which side of a modification request they are on.
  • Paternity: It is essential for all parties involved to establish paternity of a child born outside of a marriage as soon as possible. I guide my clients through every step of this important process.
  • Fathers' rights: While I represent mothers and fathers in my practice, I believe it is important that fathers in Kansas and Missouri have an experienced guide to help them understand their rights in a system that can seem to undervalue their role as parents.

Whenever possible, I make use of negotiation to minimize the time and emotional investment of my clients. At the same time, I never hesitate to fight tooth and nail in court if that is what it takes to obtain a fair outcome.

Contact The Law Office Of Debra Knapp

I encourage you to contact me, Lee's Summit family law attorney Debra Knapp, for a confidential consultation. Send an email or call 816-317-4625.

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The Law Office of Debra Knapp
1308 NE Windsor Dr.
Lee's Summit, MO 64086
Phone: 816-317-4625
Fax: 816-817-0587