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Family Law Attorneys & Child Custody Lawyers

Why Do You Need a Family Law Attorney for Child Custody?

Family law can be a complicated process. Even though you are fighting with your own spouse, when the law is involved, the process can be difficult to navigate. Working with a family law attorney on child custody in Jefferson City, MO helps you make sure that your interests are accurately represented so you get the quality family time you deserve as a parent.

When doing business with us, you can rest assured knowing that your family law matter is in capable hands. We pay the utmost attention to your needs and employ proven strategies, and provide you with the solution that is right for you. Family law matters can, unfortunately, leave individuals feeling lost as they wonder about their futures. Here, you’ll work with a family law attorney who understands the human side of working through matters.

Loraine Law Center, LLC handles a wide variety of family law issues including:

  • Divorce
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Visitation
  • Alimony (Spousal support)
  • Division of Marital Property

Child Custody:

  • Child custody is determined in accordance with the best interest of the child.
  • This means things such as the parent's wishes, the child's for a relationship with both parents, continuity of school (will the child have the change schools), and other factors are considered in the court's analysis. For more information on the criteria by which the court decides custody, please see RSMo 452.375.
  • The court will use these child custody laws to determine which parent is best suited to have primary custody of the child.
  • A common misconception related to child custody is that the mother is typically awarded primary custody. That is untrue. In fact, the court is prohibited from using factors such as age, sex, or financial status of the parents as reasons to give preference toward either parent in awarding custody.

Divorce and Separation:

  • Divorce can be extremely stressful. A good divorce lawyer will take the time to explain how the process will work and prepare you for the potential outcomes.
  • There are different types of divorce such as uncontested divorce, which means that both parties essentially agree to separate and do not want to fight over assets. This is a great option for couples that do not have children and that want to streamline the process. Often times uncontested divorces can be handled without making a trip to the courthouse by simply filing the divorce papers with the court.
  • Loraine Law Center, LLC offers flat fee options for uncontested divorces, please call (573) 226-6051 to learn more.

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