Child Custody And Support Issues And Solutions

Child-related issues are by nature the most emotional and the most high-stakes aspects of family law. Unmarried, separated or divorced parents are usually aware that bonding with a child requires ample amounts of time together. A father or mother who is only a visitor in the children's lives often loses out in the most rewarding aspects of parenthood — as do the children.

For this reason, it is important to work with a family law attorney who understands your perspectives and goals and who will help you arrive at a workable child custody and support arrangement.

At The Law Office of Robert Black in Platte City, parents find guidance, reassurance and advocacy through a challenging time of family reorganization. Determining child custody and support in Platte County, Clay County or elsewhere may include one or more of the following issues:

  • Paternity to establish family ties between a child and a father not married to the mother
  • Child custody, sometimes beginning before a divorce for separated parents
  • Child support, before and after a divorce
  • Child custody and child support for unmarried parents, establishing parental rights of unwed parents
  • Grandparents' rights issues, possibly leading to guardianship or a family adoption when grandparents are acting as parents

Even if you believe your child's other parent has wronged you or your children, hardball methods are not likely to bring about the best solutions. You may alienate your child's or children's other parent to such an extent that it becomes nearly impossible to collaborate throughout the process of raising your children. You may end up spending way more on legal fees than necessary.

Therefore, in a great many custody and support cases, The Law Office of Robert Black recommends mediation as a reasonable pathway to reasonable parenting time solutions. Through mediation, many parents learn new ways of cooperating that ultimately benefit their children as well as themselves.

Contact A Platte County Child Custody Attorney

Contact lawyer Robert Black by phone or through this online form to discuss child custody and visitation in Missouri.