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Overland Park & Liberty Family Law Attorneys

Comprehensive Family Law Guidance in the Kansas City Metropolitan & Rural Area

Are you looking for information about maintaining relationships with children? Are you planning to file for divorce? Have issues with child support been keeping you up late at night? 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 Ferguson Swall Hammond P.A. 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 some of the most complex family law cases since 1983. Let us put over 260 years of combined experience to work for you.

Contact our Overland Park and Liberty family lawyers at (800) 574-4428 for a free initial consultation about your divorce or family law matter today.

Family Law Services We Offer

If it involves family, we can help. Our family law attorneys are recognized by international family law organizations, state bar associations as well as by members in their own communities. We have been at the forefront of procuring helpful legislation, fair child support rules and regulations, introducing family mediation as a necessary component to contentious family law matters and remembering that Family Law begins with “family.” Our family law attorneys in Overland Park and Liberty have served parents, children and the court system in the area of family law since well before 1992.

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.

We can handle common family law matters, such as these:

  • Divorce, both contested and uncontested
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Alimony/spousal maintenance
  • The division of marital property and debts
  • Modifications of all family court orders
  • Paternity establishment cases
  • Premarital and post-marital agreements
  • Mediation in divorce and other family law disputes
  • Relocation with children
  • Guardianships
  • Adoptions

Every family law case is unique and requires a personalized approach. Our Overland Park and Liberty family lawyers will work diligently to understand your life and family to help resolve your matter with a strategic plan aimed at meeting your goals and your children’s needs.

Effective Family Law Mediation Services

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. Our attorneys were some of the first family mediators in the States of Missouri and Kansas.

Whether you are filing for divorce or facing some other type of family matter, we urge you to contact us at (800) 574-4428 to discuss your case today.


Our Work Speaks For Itself
  • “Grant went above and beyond for our company when we were selling to another company. It was a very involved transaction. He was knowledgeable, communicative, expediate and great to work with. He ...”

    - Karen Bowers
  • “Angela and her assistant Lyndsey helped me navigate a really tough time by providing me the knowledge and encouragement I needed to claim my life back.”

  • “Larry: I’m so glad that I was able to retain you from a long distance “Florida” to do a follow up on my case. The case was complicated and required you to use an extreme amount of patience to resolve ...”

    - Gary Bryan
  • “My experience with Thomas Hammond was exceptional. Thomas represented me in an unfortunate divorce and he was more than professional and kind. This was the worst experience of my life and Thomas led ...”

    - Cathy
  • “Larry: I am so glad I have you all on my side. Thank you for continuing to work diligently on my case. Throughout the years of this process, I have always said that I just want to go about it honest ...”

    - David McCune

Why Choose Us?

  • 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.
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