ORDERS OF PROTECTION

ORDERS OF PROTECTION

Orders of Protection Attorney in Lees Summit

When a situation has reached a point where you no longer feel a child is safe from a spouse, guardian or relative, your best course of action may be to seek out an order of protection. You may seek an order of protection from acts, attempts or threats from a family or household member or intimate partner, or from acts of stalking. Guardians may also seek orders of protection for children for the same reasons. Our attorneys in Lees Summit have had great success in getting protection orders for clients who feel a child is at risk. As with any situation involving family law, your best chance to defend yourself is to have an attorney represent you and your child’s best interests. An order of protection is treated and handled as a serious matter with lasting effects on custody, support, visitation and more at Leonard Rodarte Siegel.

Orders of Protection Law Lees Summit MO

In Missouri, an order of protection is defined as an order that restrains a person from committing or threatening to commit domestic violence, stalking, or sexually assaulting a child who is 17 years of age or younger. An order of protection carries with it criminal penalties if the offending party (respondent) is to violate the order. All protection orders are effective throughout the state of Missouri in all counties and cities. When filing for an order, it is important to know that there two types of orders of protection: an ex parte order of protection and a full order of protection.

Ex parte orders are a temporary order of protection that are granted by the court before an official hearing may have been heard. If granted, this temporary order will be in effect until the full process has begun and evidence is heard by the court. In proceedings, the requester is known as a ‘petitioner’ while the party being named by the order is the ‘respondent.’ A full order of protection can only be issued after a formal court hearing and the respondent has been officially notified of the order request. Evidence is presented by both sides at this hearing and the outcome will be decided by a judge. If a full order is granted it will be for a specific period of time of at least 180 days, but not to exceed one year. At the same time the full order is granted, a judge may also modify things such as custody, support, visitation and offer relief such as maintenance.

An order of protection in the state of Missouri is honored by all 49 other states should a party re-locate after an order has been issued. Should you have any other specific questions regarding an order of protection in the state of Missouri, a Leonard Rodarte Siegel attorney can advise you to the intricacies of the child protection system.

How can a Lawyer help with Orders of Protection

While a lawyer is not required for an order of protection hearing, an attorney’s advice and expertise during an order of protection hearing can be invaluable either in defense of the petitioner or respondent. More often than not, issues arise with child support, child visitation, child custody and more at the same hearing where an order of protection is issued or denied. An attorney will understand the courtroom process, paperwork and more during an order of protection decision. At Leonard Rodarte Siegel we know the correct procedures for submitting evidence and calling witnesses during a hearing. We will help you to understand your rights and advise on the most effective way to collect and present evidence to the court. As with any other family law matter, the best interests of the child are front and center and will be the number one priority for your attorney at Leonard Rodarte Siegel.

Contact us Today for an Order of Protection Consultation

Our order of protection attorneys have assisted many clients in establishing protection for their children or wards in Missouri including Cass County, Clay County, Jackson County, Johnson County, Lafayette County and Platte County. Each protection case varies in complexity and our attorneys are experts in handling associated child support, visitation, custody, and maintenance changes that can occur after a hearing. Our attorneys will review your case to ensure we handle it in a timely, quick and affordable manner. We offer an order of protection consultation and can often assist via electronic correspondence or telephone. Let our Lees Summit Missouri orders of protection Lawyers at Leonard Rodarte Siegel work for you. Contact us at 816-836-9950 or contact us online.

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Orders of Protection Attorney in Lees Summit

When a situation has reached a point where you no longer feel a child is safe from a spouse, guardian or relative, your best course of action may be to seek out an order of protection. You may seek an order of protection from acts, attempts or threats from a family or household member or intimate partner, or from acts of stalking. Guardians may also seek orders of protection for children for the same reasons. Our attorneys in Lees Summit have had great success in getting protection orders for clients who feel a child is at risk. As with any situation involving family law, your best chance to defend yourself is to have an attorney represent you and your child’s best interests. An order of protection is treated and handled as a serious matter with lasting effects on custody, support, visitation and more at Leonard Rodarte Siegel.

Orders of Protection Law Lees Summit MO

In Missouri, an order of protection is defined as an order that restrains a person from committing or threatening to commit domestic violence, stalking, or sexually assaulting a child who is 17 years of age or younger. An order of protection carries with it criminal penalties if the offending party (respondent) is to violate the order. All protection orders are effective throughout the state of Missouri in all counties and cities. When filing for an order, it is important to know that there two types of orders of protection: an ex parte order of protection and a full order of protection.

Ex parte orders are a temporary order of protection that are granted by the court before an official hearing may have been heard. If granted, this temporary order will be in effect until the full process has begun and evidence is heard by the court. In proceedings, the requester is known as a ‘petitioner’ while the party being named by the order is the ‘respondent.’ A full order of protection can only be issued after a formal court hearing and the respondent has been officially notified of the order request. Evidence is presented by both sides at this hearing and the outcome will be decided by a judge. If a full order is granted it will be for a specific period of time of at least 180 days, but not to exceed one year. At the same time the full order is granted, a judge may also modify things such as custody, support, visitation and offer relief such as maintenance.

An order of protection in the state of Missouri is honored by all 49 other states should a party re-locate after an order has been issued. Should you have any other specific questions regarding an order of protection in the state of Missouri, a Leonard Rodarte Siegel attorney can advise you to the intricacies of the child protection system.

How can a Lawyer help with Orders of Protection

While a lawyer is not required for an order of protection hearing, an attorney’s advice and expertise during an order of protection hearing can be invaluable either in defense of the petitioner or respondent. More often than not, issues arise with child support, child visitation, child custody and more at the same hearing where an order of protection is issued or denied. An attorney will understand the courtroom process, paperwork and more during an order of protection decision. At Leonard Rodarte Siegel we know the correct procedures for submitting evidence and calling witnesses during a hearing. We will help you to understand your rights and advise on the most effective way to collect and present evidence to the court. As with any other family law matter, the best interests of the child are front and center and will be the number one priority for your attorney at Leonard Rodarte Siegel.

Contact us Today for an Order of Protection Consultation

Our order of protection attorneys have assisted many clients in establishing protection for their children or wards in Missouri including Cass County, Clay County, Jackson County, Johnson County, Lafayette County and Platte County. Each protection case varies in complexity and our attorneys are experts in handling associated child support, visitation, custody, and maintenance changes that can occur after a hearing. Our attorneys will review your case to ensure we handle it in a timely, quick and affordable manner. We offer an order of protection consultation and can often assist via electronic correspondence or telephone. Let our Lees Summit Missouri orders of protection Lawyers at Leonard Rodarte Siegel work for you. Contact us at 816-836-9950 or contact us online.

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Kansas City Child Custody Laywer

Divorce and paternity actions are complicated processes with many steps to review and negotiate during an emotionally charged time. For many, the most complicated and emotional portion of either is determining the child custody arrangement that each spouse will follow proceeding a divorce or paternity suit. In all child custody matters, the best interests of the child are the highest priority for Leonard Rodarte Siegel. While many other firms do not specialize in divorce, paternity actions and child custody, our attorneys practice in multiple family law areas. Our lawyers are skilled in child custody hearings and can help tailor your representation to your unique situation.

Child Custody Law Missouri

Each county in Missouri hears its own custody mediation and court cases. This means that each individual county in Missouri has its own Circuit Court that ultimately establishes child custody arrangements. In Missouri there are multiple requirements in order to establish child custody after a dissolution of marriage or paternity action. One step required is an established parenting plan that dictates how parents will work together in raising children after a separation. In each Missouri County, a parenting class is also required after a dissolution of marriage or paternity action for parents who will have custody (joint or sole) of children. The class may be different in each county and a child custody attorney at Leonard Rodarte Siegel can point you to the correct course following a child custody arrangement.

Types of Child Custody in Kansas City

Custody refers to the legal rights and responsibilities of parents to their children. The primary consideration in all custody cases is the best interest of the child. In any case involving custody, the court must make two types of orders: legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody refers to a parent’s right to make important decisions regarding the child’s health, education and general welfare. In Missouri it is the goal for both parents to have meaningful participation in a child’s life (joint legal custody.) Physical custody concerns the general arrangement for the amount of time each parent spends with the child. A key consideration in physical custody matters is a schedule of parenting time or visitation. Both legal and physical custody can be shared (joint custody) or awarded to only one parent (sole custody). Law requires that both parents get frequent and meaningful contact with a child in a joint custody arrangement, while a sole custody arrangement may have issues of neglect, abuse or other parental issues. The custody arrangement most appropriate in your situation depends on the circumstances of your case. Our attorneys can provide you with sound guidance when establishing a custody arrangement that is in the best interest of your child.

How Can A Lawyer Help With Child Custody Disputes?

At Leonard Rodarte Siegel, our child custody attorneys have navigated clients through many contested and non-contested custody of children cases. If there are any disputes between former or soon to be former spouses, a lawyer who specializes in child custody can be extremely helpful to have on your side. In any child custody arrangement the best interests of the children are top of mind, but a lawyer can assist and help you understand the child custody rights you have as a parent. When any arrangement is in doubt, a lawyer will fight for you during contested custody battles and make sure that a proceeding is fair. As long as both parents are fully capable and willing, equal presence in a child’s life is important and just. In addition to helping with custody battles, a lawyer can help arrange and establish the custodial arrangement and parenting plan for your children. Just like a dissolution of marriage, paperwork and court representation are critical steps in child custody agreements. A non-specialized lawyer or self-representation can be a critical misstep in your divorce with children. Last, a child custody lawyer can assist with child support negotiations and help establish a fair rate of support.

Contact Us Today For A Professional Child Custody Consultation

Our child custody attorneys have assisted many clients with custody issues in Missouri including Cass County, Clay County, Jackson County, Johnson County, Lafayette County, Platte County, and Other Surrounding Counties. Each child custody case varies in complexity and our child custody attorneys are experts in in-state custody, interstate child custody and other complex situations that arise. Let our Missouri Custody Lawyers at Leonard Rodarte Siegel work for you. Contact us at 816-836-9950 or contact us online.

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