Committed Missouri Attorney Handles Complex Family Issues
Knowledgeable Kansas City law firm assists clients with a variety of divorce-related concerns
Family law matters can be some of the toughest legal issues to weather. At my Kansas City firm, Arthur Tejeda, Attorney at Law, I represent clients throughout northwestern Missouri and Kansas who are going through the divorce process. Whether you are seeking to get a divorce, modify an existing child support order or negotiate the division of marital debt, I will use my 22 years of experience to provide the personal attention your case needs.
Experienced counselor protects clients’ interests in divorce cases
Divorce can be an overwhelming and difficult process, so you need an attorney who can you give a real picture of what to expect. A no-fault divorce is the most common way to end a marriage and does not require proving the other party was to blame, only a statement that the marriage has irretrievably broken down. Several challenging issues related to divorce, such as child custody arrangements and alimony awards, will have to be resolved. For spouses that can completely agree on these crucial areas, an uncontested divorce may be a better option. Uncontested divorce is much faster and costs significantly less, but doing it without the advice of an attorney runs the risk of missing key issues that could haunt you later. Whether you need court intervention to resolve your issues or want to resolve it without a trial, I can evaluate the most effective way to protect your rights.
Dedicated lawyer understands how to approach property division
The financial impact of divorce should not be understated, so it is imperative that the division of your marital property is fair and appropriate for your circumstances. In instances where both parties do not reach an agreement themselves, marital property is generally divided fairly among both parties based on what the court thinks is equitable. This does not mean that your assets will be split equally right down the middle, but rather split based on the judge’s decision. Consequently, the classification of an asset or debt as marital is central to this question. Typically, anything acquired during the marriage is considered marital property, but not everything is that black and white. I understand the nuances of property division and will fight for the proper split in your case.
Diligent Kansas advocate tackles child custody and support issues
Nothing is more important than your child, which is why doing what is best for them is the goal for most parents in divorce. Child custody and support decisions are often contentious, as each spouse may have a different opinion on what they think is best. The law typically favors joint custody, giving both parents shared physical custody and a say in major decisions about their upbringing so that the child can keep meaningful connections with each parent. However, all custody decisions are ultimately made by the judge based on what they think is in the child’s best interests. Child support is awarded based upon who cares for the child the majority of the time, the number and age of the children and the income of each parent. Both issues present unique challenges that call for sound legal advice and representation to resolve. Let me evaluate your case and give you the information needed to make an informed decision.
Contact an accomplished Missouri attorney to schedule a free consultation
At Arthur Tejeda, Attorney at Law, I represent clients throughout Northwestern Missouri and Kansas in divorce-related matters. Call 816-744-8204 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation at my Kansas City office.