Family Law

Family Law Divorce Attorney

When you become our client, we listen to your needs with respect and compassion and help you find the solutions that work best for your case and your life. We will handle your case with perseverance, and we will not give up until you attain the justice you deserve. Let us help you get through what can often be an emotional and traumatic period in your life. Contact us for a free consultation.

Uncontested Divorce

“When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn’t a sign that they “don’t understand” one another, but a sign that they have, at last, begun to.” –Helen Rowland

If you are looking for an experienced divorce lawyer to handle your uncontested Missouri or Kansas divorce, Harris Law can provide unrivaled legal services that help you achieve fairness and equity.

Undergoing a divorce is already difficult. At Harris Law, we believe it should not be financially crippling as well. We offer a low, flat rate of $600 for uncontested divorce assistance (additional fees may apply). Contact us for a free consultation.

Read more about uncontested divorce in Missouri and Kansas:

Uncontested Divorce in Kansas

Uncontested Divorce in Missouri

Uncontested Divorce Costs

Uncontested Divorce Kit

Divorce

While we take contested cases, we only handle clients from Chautauqua, Elk, or Montgomery counties in Kansas. For those counties, we can handle your case from start to finish. Contested divorces can range from several thousand to tens of thousands of dollars to complete.

Read about the rules and procedures for getting a divorce in Missouri.

Read about the rules and procedures for getting a divorce in Kansas.

Separation

Legal separation is an alternative to divorce that couples choose so they can take time away from each other. During their time apart, some couples realize that they want to work on their marriage and try to make it work, while others realize that seeking a divorce is the best option. The primary benefit of legal separation is that both parties will be able to partake in all of the benefits of divorce, while maintaining a legal marriage agreement.

If you decide to go through with the legal separation process, you will be subject to many of the same requirements as divorce, such as determining property division, child custody, visitation rights and other issues.

This can be a difficult and confusing process, and it is important that you have the assistance of a skilled divorce attorney, who can guide you through these decisions and negotiations.

At Harris Law, your future is the most important aspect to our work. We want to ensure that regardless of the outcome of your legal separation, you have provisions in place for your future.

If you are seeking a legal separation in Missouri or Kansas, let us help guide you through the process. Read more about getting a legal separation.

Paternity

Is your child protected under the law in Missouri or Kansas?

Married couples are automatically and legally presumed to be the parents of any babies they have during the marriage.

But unmarried couples need to go the extra mile to ensure that they and their children are protected.

For unmarried couples, the legal process begins with establishing paternity, which means that the baby’s biological father becomes the father for legal purposes, too.

There are several ways to establish paternity, ranging from filling out forms to asking a judge to make a determination.

Don’t allow your and your children’s futures to go unprotected. Let us help secure your child’s paternity and safeguard their legal future.

Read more about paternity.

Child Support Modification

Courts have continuing jurisdiction to modify child support orders to advance the welfare of the child when there is a material change of circumstances.

Changes in your financial circumstances, whether a decrease or increase, also can lead to modifications in your child support agreement. Your child’s age or emancipation eligibility can result in alterations to child support orders as well. Additionally, a parent’s failure to comply with the terms of an adjustment can lead to repercussions for the involved parties.

At Harris Law, we want to ensure your children get what they deserve. Put your trust in us to examine child support agreements and modifications.

Read more about child support modifications.

Adoption

Interested in adoption, but not sure where to start? In Missouri and Kansas, you have several options for adoption available.

First, you must decide which type of adoption you wish to pursue. Second, you should retain the services of an experienced adoption attorney, who can lead you through the legal steps to bringing home the newest member of your family.

Regardless of the child’s age, if you are interested in adopting a child in Missouri or Kansas, contact Harris Law for an easy and fluid legal adoption process.

Read more about adoption rules.

Name Change

In Missouri and Kansas, a person can change his or her name under the common law to any name he or she chooses, so long as the reason behind the name change is neither fraudulent nor an infringement on another’s rights.

A person may simply begin to use the chosen name without any involvement with the court system or legal formalities.

Several factors can influence a legal name change, such as a divorce or adoption. Let Harris Law file the required paperwork and make changing your name easy.

Read more about name changes.