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.
THIRD PARTY CUSTODY
Third-Party Custody refers to people other than a biological or adoptive parent who seeks legal authority similar to that of a parent. This may happen if the child’s natural parent is unwilling, unable, or legally declared unfit to fulfill the parental role. The following are all areas where non-parental parties should seek council to fight for their rights.
- Grandparent or other relatives who believe the children are in a harmful or at-risk situation and that neither of the parents is able or fit to provide proper care
- Someone who is already caring for children who are not your own but may need the legal right to make medical decisions and collect child support to provide for them
- Young parent who is being unfairly denied parental rights
- “De facto” parent fulfilling the role of mother or father to a significant other’s children, when the parent is not concerned or involved
Other Areas of service we provide for Third-Party Custody:
- Grandparent Visitation
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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.”