OF YOUR PATERNITY CASES
National statistics indicate that the out-of-wedlock birth rate is about 40 percent. When a married couple has a baby, the identity of the father almost never comes into question. If a child is born to unwed parents, however, the father’s identity may not always be as apparent. In cases where a child is born out of wedlock, a father has to file a paternity action if he wants to ensure that he has custody rights to his child.
OUR PATERNITY EXPERTISE
Paternity cases are very sensitive matters. Whether you need paternity testing to ensure your rights are protected or you need legal advice on child adoption, StrongPoint Law is here to assist you.
We can help you with the following inquiries:
- Proving you are the parent
- Proving you are not the parent
- Establishing the right for custody
- Establishing the right of support
- Pursuing financial changes to judgments
- Legally requiring paternity testing
COUNT ON US FOR YOUR PATERNITY CASE
Making an accurate determination about the paternity of a child is critical. The results of these actions will have a serious impact on everyone involved for many years. Child support, custody and visitation, parental rights and other considerations will all move forward from the outcome of the paternity action. Our attorneys have a combined 15 years of experience in handling paternity cases. Trust us to answer all your questions honestly and provide realistic solutions for your paternity issues. Get in touch with us today.
OF YOUR CUSTODY CASES
Parents play the most important role in the lives of their children. We place a great emphasis on seeking child custody solutions that protect the parent-child relationship.
Child custody cases are always difficult and emotional. With a child involved, you have to be careful about how you handle custody cases. There are many factors and circumstances that motivate the court to make the decision. Our attorneys can help you put your case together and fight for you and your child in the courtroom.
OUR CUSTODY EXPERTISE
Courts look at the facts of each case and consider a series of factors, including the child’s relationship with each parent, the child’s home situation and, if the child is old enough, the child’s wishes.
- Residential/Physical custody: Physical custody is where the child will live. Physical custody can be called joint or sole custody. If custody is roughly proportionate, most courts call it joint physical custody. Where custody is more dispassionate, one parent has sole physical custody with the other parent having temporary custody and visitation rights. In joint physical custody cases, the court selects a residential parent for school and mailing purposes.
- Legal custody: Legal custody is the power to make major decisions in the child’s life. These include decisions about education, health care, and religious upbringing. Courts prefer to give parents joint legal custody unless there are special circumstances, like alcoholism, drug use, the parents are unable to co-parent effectively or family violence.
Other Areas of service we provide for Child Custody:
- Custody, Residency and Parenting Time of Minor Children
- Income withholding orders
- Relocation of a child
OF YOUR SUPPORT CASES
During a divorce, financial support is often one of the most difficult issues to deal with. It’s important to protect your rights to get an appropriate resolution.
OUR SUPPORT EXPERTISE
Unless the parents have approximately equal custody time with the children and make roughly the same amount of money, one parent will pay child support to the other. The parent who does not have the children most of the time generally pays support to the parent who has more custody time. Many circumstances govern the court’s decision on child support and you should be correctly informed and represented.
Let our experienced attorney provide you with the most useful information and help on child support. Call our office today to schedule an appointment.
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“We chose Shawnah as she was highly recommended from a friend. Her knowledge and experience in the foster care system helped us through a difficult adoption. She was straight forward with us, understood our concerns, and we appreciated her willingness to fight for us!”
Foster Care/Adoption Case
“I had several recommendations for attorneys and at the time Jennifer was an unknown name to me. She came as a recommendation from another good divorce attorney who could not commit to the time and complexity my case was likely to involve. As I talked with and consulted other Attorneys, Jennifer reputation for resolving and diffusing difficult cases convinced me she was the one I needed. Though Jennifer was also busy I was pleased when her group was able to balance new clients to fit me in. I was pleased Jennifer took point on my case. I knew it took a team so as it turned out I got a great attorney with an awesome team. I am so glad she took my case because through the three years of my complex and difficult case she always balanced her cases to ensure she and her team could do their best for her clients. I would like to think I was special and though I hope so, I think all her clients feel the same way. Even if she wasn’t as good as she is, I would hire her for her experience, personal qualities and charter.”
“As a father in the state of Kansas, obtaining and continuing to obtain custody is almost unheard of. I am proud to say I represent the small group to which this applies thanks to Shawnah and her expertise. Her ethical standards and her ability to make you feel like your fight is her fight is second to none.”
“We did tons of research for a lawyer and come across Jennifer. After our initial meeting, we knew she was the one and from the first meeting, she really took interest and showed she really cared! Jennifer told us step by step what we needed to do, she kept in contact, suggested things we shouldn’t do, and she treated us like a normal person (a friend) instead of just a “client”. She told us our case was going to take time and always gave us options of what to do as a next step. Jennifer warned us of what was going to happen at court so we were prepared instead of just been thrown to wolves. Every step of the way we felt Jennifer held our hands, had our back, she cared and she listened. Every tear we shed she was there to wipe them away. Every time we wanted to throw the towel in and call it quits or we felt we were fallen she picked us back up. When I see other parents going through something with their kids I always suggest Jennifer. Our end results were exactly what we were going for in court we finally got 50/50 shared parenting time. It was battle after battle but when you have a strong leader of the pack anything is possible.
“Interviewing many attorneys for my divorce I went with Shawnah because her first concern was my children rather than the financial portion of the divorce. All the other attorneys wanted to do discuss was how hard the financial issues of the divorce would be tricky or hard. My first concern was making sure my children were safe. Shawnah has always worked toward their safety.”