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Overland Park & Liberty Family Law Attorneys

Helping Families Resolve Disputes, Restructure & Maintain Relationships 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.

What We Can Do for Our Clients

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.

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. 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.

Testimonials

Our Work Speaks For Itself
  • “I would like to express my appreciation and heartfelt gratitude for Jerry’s guidance, support, and encouragement. My battle with Mr. Davis has been long and difficult but with Jerry’s knowledge and ...”

    - Client
  • “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
  • “I don't get a lot of moments in my life where I have time, and especially not to say thank you. I just really want you to know that I am very grateful for your kindness, your mad legal jargon, and ...”

    - Commercial Construction Client
  • “He treats me as a valued client, even if circumstances aren’t the best.”

    - Products Investigator
  • “He put his heart into his work which results in him being a very good attorney.”

    - Entrepreneur

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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