Explore Your Modification Of Custody And Support Order Options
Modification of custody and support orders happen due to significant life changes after the original custody or support order has been entered by the court. And even though our life circumstances change, that doesn’t mean our custody and support order are set in stone. Sometimes parenting schedules change and modification of custody is needed for the benefit of the entire family. There are also many significant changes which require a restructuring of child support payments/amount, and you need an experienced attorney to help guide you through the process.
Licensed in both Missouri and Kansas, divorce attorney Hugh O’Donnell has 40+ years of family law and mediation experience, and wishes to help you through these significant life changes. Modification of custody and support orders can be dealt with through litigation, mediation, or collaborative law methods.
When choosing an alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation or collaborative law, both parties agree to work together for the best outcome possible for all involved. In mediation, both parties have representation, or choose to proceed without counsel, and seek to use mediation methods to come to a solution. In collaborative law, both parties have experiences attorneys who are experienced with the collaborative process, as both parties seek a joint solution to best address their individual and family needs.
There are some situations requiring modification of custody, where one of the parties is not willing to participate in either alternative dispute solutions, and insists on litigation. This is when experienced representation is essential to make a difference in these cases. Each modification of custody case is unique, requiring a personalized assessment of the best solutions for all parties involved.
Very few attorneys are experiences in each approach (mediation, collaborative law, and litigation) and are limited in the ways in which to best assist you. Hugh O’Donnell is here to help with your modification of custody orders, and to give you the individual attention you deserve. To request a consultation, contact us today or feel free to call us at (816) 533-5152 with any questions you may have.