Child Support Attorneys Serving Lee’s Summit, Missouri and the Greater Kansas City Metro

Content Reviewed by Kristin Siegel, JD | Attorney at Law

When parents are divorcing, or have never been married, one parent is usually ordered to pay child support to the other parent.  The purpose of child support is to ensure that the needs of the child are being met through financial contribution by both parents.  The amount of child support depends on a variety of factors and either parent may be eligible to receive child support depending on the specific circumstances of the case.  Child support may be at issue in a divorce, paternity action, or modification.  If you are facing a child support issue, it is important that you have the assistance of a knowledgeable child support attorney to ensure that the child support order is reasonable and appropriate.  The licensed child support lawyers at Leonard Rodarte Siegel LLC are ready to assist with your child support needs throughout the entire process.

An Overview of Child Support Law in Missouri and Kansas

Child support is established by guidelines set forth by the Missouri Supreme Court and Kansas Supreme Court in each state.  Generally, the parent with the most parenting time with the child receives the child support payment from the non-custodial parent, although the court can determine a different arrangement if deemed necessary.  The Family Support Division is authorized to create a child support order if a parent has requested support.

Both Missouri and Kansas have created child support calculators to facilitate the determination of child support.  The factors below may be considered in the determination of child support, but final child support obligations must be approved by the court or Family Support Division.

  • Monthly gross income
  • Other monthly child support paid for other children
  • Number of children in a household
  • Daycare costs
  • Health insurance costs
  • Educational expenses
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Overnight visitation

Child support orders can change and are frequently reviewed to ensure there have not been changes in financial conditions, ensure the needs of the children are being met, and when parents agree to a modification.  If you need assistance determining whether you are eligible for child support, contact our attorneys with child support experience.

How Can A Lawyer Help with Child Support?

A child support attorney is a critical supporter in both the initial establishment of support and any proceeding child support modifications that may occur.  Below are some reasons to contact our child support lawyers at Leonard Rodarte Siegel to navigate your child support process.

  1. Our child support attorneys will provide insight based on past experience as to what may be deemed fair by the courts and how to handle extenuating circumstances in which a support battle ensues.
  2. Leonard Rodarte Siegel can help you discover assets, file liens, intercept lottery winnings, assist in delinquent payments, file charges against a non-supportive parent, and work with the state to assist with collection or payment.
  3. In addition, a child support lawyer may be able to help you decrease your child support payments if the situation merits or as a receiving parent to ensure the correct level of support is being paid.
  4. To ensure you are not leaving any money on the table contact our child support lawyers to make modifications or review an initial support order issued by the Missouri or Kansas courts or Family Support Division.

FAQ for the Child Support Process in Missouri and Kansas

Contact Our Attorneys for a Professional Child Support Consultation

Located in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, the child support attorneys at Leonard Rodarte Siegel have assisted many clients in establishing support orders and court support cases in Missouri and Kansas including Cass County, Clay County, Jackson County, Johnson County, Lafayette County, Platte County, and other surrounding counties.  Each child support case varies in complexity and our child support attorneys are experienced in handling divorce, paternity actions, and other complex support order situations that arise.  Let our Missouri and Kansas child support attorneys at Leonard Rodarte Siegel LLC help you throughout the child support process. Contact us at 816-836-9950 or contact us online.

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