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Child Support & Custody Modifications

Providing Reliable Family Law for the Kansas City Area

Kansas City Lawyer - Family Law

Although child support and child custody agreements may be in place, people move, lose jobs and re-marry. The law allows for modification of these arrangements.

I am attorney Kathryn Beeman with more than 15 years experience practicing extensively in family law. I help clients with important child support modifications needs. My legal background also includes enforcing divorce agreements to protect clients' rights. Contact my law office today to schedule a consultation.

Child Support Modification Help

I strive carefully to understand my clients' unique situations. I help clients overcome emotional barriers by communicating how I can help them. I clearly explain specific factors the court reviews when determining if child support and custody agreements can be modified, such as:

  • Evidence of domestic violence by ex-spouse
  • Former partner alienates kids from their other parent
  • Former partner relocates, e.g. with a new job opportunity
  • Ex-spouse's income increases affecting child support
  • Job loss prompts parent to offer daycare services for their children

Child support does not necessarily end when a young adult turns 18. In Missouri, parents are obligated to pay until their child turns 21. If the child goes on to college or vocational school and satisfies certain requirements, support must continue. Child custody and support modifications are complicated. I am well-prepared to effectively guide your family. Contact my law firm today to schedule a consultation.

Enforcing Child Support

If your ex-spouse or former partner has failed to pay child support, I will fight aggressively for you and your children. A motion of contempt may be warranted when child support is late or unpaid.

At no charge, the clerk's office will send a notice to your ex-spouse's employer to help you collect the money. My legal services are most advantageous if your ex-spouse is significantly late on paying you a large amount of money.

Offering Child Support Modification Services

For more than a decade, I have aggressively served families with important legal needs. I am well-prepared to help you with your child support modification needs, as well as any child custody changes. Contact my law firm today to schedule a consultation.