Kansas City Family Law Attorneys
Overland Park-Based Law Firm Helping Families Resolve Disputes in Kansas & Missouri
Are you planning to file for divorce? Are you facing a contentious dispute with your loved ones? These highly personal and emotionally charged issues can be extremely challenging to resolve. You will want a trusted guide to help you navigate your way to a positive and amicable resolution.
The team at Gates Shields can help you understand your rights and options so that you can make informed decisions about your family’s future. Our firm has helped thousands of people resolve even the most complex family law cases since 1980. Let us put over 260 years of combined experience to work for you.
Handling All Types of Family Law Issues
Many issues fall under the umbrella of family law. Our firm can assist you in resolving any of these with an unwavering focus on achieving your distinct goals.
- Divorce, both Contested or Uncontested
- Child Custody and Visitation
- Child Support
- Alimony/Spousal Maintenance
- The Division of Marital Property and Debts
- Modifications of all Family Court Orders
- Paternity Cases
- Premarital and Post-Marital Agreements
- Mediation in Divorce and other Family Law Disputes
- Relocation with Children
- Grandparent Rights
- Protections from Abuse (PFA) and Stalking (PFS) Orders
- Collaborative Divorce
Every family law case is unique and requires a personalized approach. Our Overland Park or Liberty family lawyers will work diligently to resolve your matter with a strategic plan aimed at meeting your needs and goals.
Family Law Mediation
Though our family lawyers are skilled litigators offering experienced representation in court, we strive to resolve family cases through alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation. Mediation is a simpler, cost-effective alternative to litigation that allows families to talk through their disputes and arrive at a positive resolution without a judge’s intervention. Many cases can be resolved through mediation, and most clients find that it yields more desirable results.
Experienced & Knowledgeable
Not only does our team have over 260 years of combined legal experience, but we are always continuing to learn and staying current with developments in the law and the industries we serve.
Results Driven & Focused
We carefully plan for each legal matter to develop a personalized strategy for achieving a great result. Careful planning is the first step in achieving great results, and your results are our first priority.
Client Focused & Personable
We take our clients needs very seriously. We want our clients not only to feel like they have a trusted legal advisor but also that they are part of the strong Gates Shields family.
Empathic & Understanding
We care about our clients. That is why we take the time to listen and communicate so we can truly understand your unique situation, make you feel comfortable with the process, and develop the best course of action.