Kearney, Missouri Family Lawyers
Missouri Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
Missouri Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
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Admitted: Missouri – June, 2001; Texas – November 1996
Law School: University of Texas, J.D., 1996
College: University of Colorado, B.A. Psychology; 1990
Member: Clay County Bar Association; Missouri Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; Kearney Rotary Club
Military Service: United States Air Force, 1979-1982
Born: Nürnberg, Germany – 1960
At the Law Office of Shelley L. Bishop, we listen carefully to our clients to determine their unique circumstances and are dedicated to helping our clients navigate the often difficult and emotionally draining periods created by divorce; child custody disputes; domestic violence; child support disputes; guardianships and/or conservatorships.
Maya represents clients in family law and various immigration matters, including removal cases before the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR), appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and Administrative Appeals Office (AAO), immigrant and non-immigrant visas, and humanitarian cases.
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As a legal professional, Kristen Thurmond advocates for her clients and helps them navigate the legal system. Her law firm focuses on family, criminal, and animal matters. She opened her firm with the goal of helping individuals with every day, common legal needs.
Family law is often a confusing time for people. Kristen helps her clients be prepared for the legal issues...
Alfano Law Firm helps families with probate, elder law, estate-planning, guardianship, conservatorship, adoption, and various family law matters. We know that life changing events happen and we want to help you when they do. Alfano Law Firm will guide you through the legal process and give you compassion and professionalism at an affordable cost.
We work with clients on wills, trusts, powers of attorney, deeds, living wills, guardianship for both children and adults, termination of guardianship, conservatorship, adoption, step-parent adoption, third-party adoption, divorce, child custody matters, third-party custody, grandparent rights, parenting...
Dealing with family law issues?
Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.
Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.
Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.
Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.
No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.
Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.
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