Lee's Summit Relocation Attorneys

Life is constantly evolving. As children grow older parent-child relationships change. Work commitments, military orders, and other life opportunities may make it necessary to relocate. At The Law Offices of Taylor & Taylor, LLC, we are dedicated to our clients and their children.

From our office in Lee's Summit, our lawyers help clients throughout the Kansas City area modify their existing child custody and visitation orders, and protect their parent-child bonds during relocation.

Relocation: Moving Away With Your Child

Missouri has strict relocation laws if a child custody order is in place. Parents who share custody of their children must follow set procedures before moving out of state, to a different city or even a neighboring community. If one parent objects to the move, it can be challenging to get the courts to allow you to relocate with your child.

At The Law Offices of Taylor & Taylor, LLC, we understand the custody issues and procedures involved when one parent wants to relocate. Attorney Jamie Taylor assists you in every aspect of a relocation — from drafting the required relocation letter through litigation. She does everything in her power to protect her clients' parent-child bonds and get the results that are best for her clients' families. In addition to her skills as a negotiator and litigator, Ms. Taylor often uses mediation to resolve relocation disputes out of court.

Child Custody Modifications

When life changes, it may be necessary to modify existing child custody orders. Modifications may be necessary as a result of substantial and significant changes in circumstances that require a change in custody or residential designation to protect your child. Modifications can also consist of simple modifications to the existing parenting plan such as changes in parenting time, holiday time, daycare needs, or extracurricular needs simply because the needs of you or your child have changed. Common reasons for a modification include:

  • A change in living situations
  • Change in employment, promotion, or you lost your job
  • A substantial increase or decrease in the amount of time the child spends with each parent
  • A parent's refusal to honor custody and visitation arrangements
  • The child has reached school age or is significantly older

In order to obtain a modification, you must always show that the modification is in the best interests of your child. At The Law Offices of Taylor & Taylor, LLC, we will help you modify your existing order and get the custody arrangement that is best of you and your children.

Child Support Modifications

Modifying your child custody order often results in a modification of your child support order as well. Additionally, you may have experienced a significant life change such as a promotion, layoff, job loss, or a new child that will affect your child support order. The circumstances of your child may have also changed such as his daycare expenses, healthcare expenses or other extraordinary expenses. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Taylor & Taylor, LLC can help navigate you through the effect these changes will have on your current child support order.

Putting Your Children First

Attorney Jamie Taylor is a respected and recognized advocate for children. Local judges often appoint her as a guardian ad litem, representing the interests of minor children during family-related litigation. Her experience as a child advocate translates into her private practice. She will advise you of your legal options and help you find a solution that is best for the entire family.

Contact us today at 816-287-2456 for a free consultation.