What Is Family Law?

Family law is a branch of law that deals in all matters relating to the family, such as divorce and child custody.  When looking for a family law attorney in Kansas City, Hugh O’Donnell is more than just a lawyer.  He will help assess your case, advise you on your legal rights, and also help walk you through one of the most difficult times in your life.

When legally dissolving a marriage, each client has their own agenda and interests to look after, so creating effective resolutions can be best achieved by working together to find a common ground in what is known as divorce mediation.  Mediation helps people resolve some of the most unmanageable disputes.  Working with an experienced family law mediator can help you create the most direct path to conflict resolution in all matters including divorce, child custody, child and spousal support orders, and division of property.

Some of the advantages of mediation include cost and time savings, stress reduction, and the simple fact that decision-making power stays with the client as opposed to being transferred into the hands of a judge.  The more power a client has during this process, the more in control they feel to handle this major life change.  Another advantage of mediation is the protection of children from unnecessary stress.  When both parents are able to work through their concerns and come up with a joint resolution, we call this collaborative divorce.

The collaborative divorce process which involves each spouse securing legal representation, and then working together to resolve all issues of the divorce including child custody, child support, spousal support and property division issues.  This can be incredibly important to the well-being of a child because, while parents may no longer be spouses to each other, they will always be parents to their children.  Being able to work together shows children they can still find stability and trust within their parents going forward.

If mediation or collaborative divorce are not an option, Hugh can help you with legal representation in the divorce litigation process. He is capable of navigating you through the court process, and protecting your interest.  The most important task of an effective family law divorce attorney is to know the courts, and tailoring the presentation of your case in a way that the court agrees with your suggested outcome.

Contact Us Today For Help With Your Family Law Case Today

With over 40 years’ experience as a family law attorney and mediator, Hugh O’Donnell has a sterling reputation with the courts and the legal community.  Feel free to contact him today to discuss your case and set up a meeting.