Overland Park Child Custody Attorney
Issues involving children are probably the most important priority for you as you contemplate divorce. Rely on the Law Firm of Kevin Stuart Cavanaugh to represent your interests and those of your children. Contact me today. Call (913) 387-3193.
Understanding Your Options
When people come into my office to discuss child custody issues related to their divorce, they often tell me that they want sole legal custody. What they generally mean is that they would like primary residential custody. In other words, they want their home to be the primary residence of their children. Because the input of both parents (except in cases where a parent’s mental health or substance abuse makes it impossible) is important for children, generally joint legal custody is given. This allows both parents input in matters concerning religion, health care and education. However, there will only be one residence for residency and school attendance.
I Use the Same Methods the Courts Use to Examine Custody Issues
Trying to juggle busy schedules in order to determine which residence is best for children can be tiring. I utilize a software program used by the courts to clarify parents’ and children’s schedules and see exactly how much time a parent has per week to devote to children.
In addition, I apprise my clients of ways to increase parental obligations and obtain a reduction in monthly support payments. If parents wish to obtain shared residential custody and work out a parenting time schedule, I am happy to support you in your decision and make your case before the divorce court judge.
Fathers are often concerned that they will receive unequal treatment in the courts. Let me assure you that although I represent both men and women, I have been fighting for fathers' rights for 25 years. Also, remember that today's judges are very fair to fathers.
I look forward to speaking with you about your child custody matter and helping you find resolution so that you can successfully move forward. Contact the Law Firm of Kevin Stuart Cavanaugh today and schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer. Call (913) 387-3193.