Child Support & Child Custody Attorneys in Missouri

Whether you have recently divorced your ex or are dealing with a difficult co-parent, dealing with child support and custody can be emotionally exhausting. Even if you have a good relationship with your child’s other parent, figuring out the ins and outs of child support and custody can seem overwhelming. 

The Law Office of Young, Kuhl & Frick, LLC has assisted families for many decades across Missouri with child support and custody matters, whether contested or uncontested. We offer support throughout the legal process from start to finish, always giving updates and working with you to get the best possible outcome for your unique case.

How is Child Support Determined?

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Child support refers to a payment one parent makes to the other to financially support a child. It may seem like a simple concept, but there’s plenty to understand about child support. The amount of child support one parent pays is determined by the courts using Form 14, or the Child Support Amount Calculation Sheet. This form can be complicated to figure out on your own, but with a child support attorney in Missouri, like The Law Office of Young, Kuhl & Frick, LLC, it can be much simpler.

The court will determine the amount of support based on both parents’ incomes, the child’s health, education, daycare, and health insurance, to name a few. Our team of dedicated attorneys will work with you to determine how much you’ll either pay or receive in child support and will help guide you through your entire case.

Legal & Physical Child Custody

Every child custody case will cover legal and physical custody - do you know the difference? Legal custody refers to the right a parent has when it comes to making decisions for the child. The courts will assume that both parents make decisions for their children jointly. However, there are cases where only one parent has sole legal custody. Religion, medical care, or school are just a few decisions a parent with legal custody can make. Learn more

Physical custody covers how the child spends physical time with each parent. Missouri has both joint physical custody and sole physical custody arrangements, as it’s often in the best interest of the child to spend time with both parents. Most child custody cases will result in 50/50 custody, where the child spends their time evenly among both parents.  Unfortunately, there are instances where a parent is unfit to have physical custody of their child. However, you can regain child custody.

Should You Hire a Child Support or Child Custody Attorney in Missouri?

Trying to figure out the legal process of any family law matter can be overwhelming, especially a child support or child custody case. The family law attorneys at The Law Office of Young, Kuhl & Frick, LLC have over fifty years of combined legal experience and are dedicated to helping our clients. Hiring a child support attorney or child custody lawyer will not only help with the legal aspect of your case, but we’ll also be a great support system throughout the process.

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Why Choose The Law Office of Young, Kuhl & Frick, LLC?

The Law Office of Young, Kuhl & Frick, LLC will help guide you through the entire legal process of your modification action every step of the way.  Why should you hire The Law Office of Young, Kuhl & Frick, LLC?

Decades of Experience

Our family law attorneys have decades of combined experience - over 50 years! James H. Young, founder of The Law Office of Young, Kuhl & Frick, LLC, has been practicing family law for over 30 years and now serves as a full-time mediator. Our attorneys Abraham D. Kuhl, Jared T. Frick, and P. Chandler Frick have been serving families in the Kansas City area for many years and won multiple awards. Our very own Abraham D. Kuhl was recently named “Lawyer of the Year” for Family Law in Kansas City for 2023 by Best Lawyers.

Compassionate & Zealous Attorneys

There’s no question about it - the modification action process can be emotionally draining for both spouses and their families. Our team is compassionate and zealous, always putting our clients’ needs first and focusing on what’s best for them and their families. We’re always here to listen and lend a helping hand throughout the entire modification process from start to finish.

Know for Demonstrating Amiability in the Kansas City Legal Community

When you hire a modification action lawyer, you expect them to handle your case with expert knowledge and professionalism. That’s exactly what you’ll get with the team at The Law Office of Young, Kuhl & Frick, LLC; we’re known for demonstrating amiability in the Kansas City Legal Community. 

Mediation Services

Our mediation services are an efficient and easier way to solve issues that relate to family law, including modification actions, divorce, and property issues. The Law Office of Young, Kuhl & Frick, LLC provides mediation services in our office and, on rare occasions, where we travel for the benefit of all involved.

Other Family Law Services

The Law Office of Young, Kuhl & Frick, LLC is dedicated to family law, offering many services. We provide virtually all services that pertain to family law, including, but limited to, the following:

Contact Our Family Law Firm

Are you considering modifying your current parenting plan or custody agreement? Or are you currently in the process and looking for a family law lawyer in Kansas City to assist with your case? Contact us to reach out and inquire about our services. We look forward to hearing from you!