Child Custody & Visitation
Kansas and Missouri Child Custody Lawyer
It goes without saying that child custody disputes can be extremely emotional, so it is important to try to maintain a sense of equanimity regarding what you are entitled to and what is fair for you, the other parent and your child or children.
At Joseph A. DeWoskin, PC, we understand these matters intimately. We also know how the courts in Kansas and Missouri handle child custody issues, and you can rely on our experience, reputation, and legal acumen to help you achieve your goals and those of your family.
If you are filing a motion to modify a child custody arrangement, or if you are defending against a former spouse who is seeking a modification, we can help. We are also familiar with the specific issues that sometimes arise when same-sex parents are seeking to establish a child custody arrangement.
If you need an experienced, diligent and compassionate attorney with a strong work ethic, contact Joseph A. DeWoskin, PC, today.
Expertise in Military Family Law
Our founding attorney Joseph A. DeWoskin has practiced law for more than 25 years, nearly 9 of which were spent on active duty in the U.S. Army JAG Corps.
Currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, he has been retained in the past to testify as an expert in court on military retirement and survivor benefit plans (SBF). He has also been retained to draft domestic relation orders for military retirement to be sent to DFAS (Defense, Finance and Accounting Services).
Additionally, Attorney DeWoskin has taught continuing legal education classes on military issues impacting family law matters. If you or your former spouse is a member of the armed services, our expertise may fit your situation particularly well.
Parenting Time and Realistic Expectations
Getting sole custody of your child is no easy task. Joint physical custody, and even a standard visitation/parenting time schedule, is often better for the child because the parenting plan offers the child access to both parents. For that reason, it can be difficult to persuade a judge that you deserve sole legal custody of your child, or that your former spouse is unfit to be a guardian/parent.
If any lawyer promises unequivocally that you will get sole legal custody, you should know that there is no guarantee that the promise will be kept. At Joseph A. DeWoskin, PC, we are always honest with our clients, and we set realistic expectations and work hard to exceed them. You can rely on us for honest answers, compassionate guidance, and strong representation.
Contact Our Law Office
For a consultation to discuss your child custody goals with an experienced family law attorney, contact us online or call us at 913-738-9416. With offices in Kansas City, Kansas, we serve clients in Jackson, Cass, Clay and Platte counties in Missouri — and in Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties in Kansas.