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Christen D. Shepherd Law Office 
204 W Linwood Blvd 
Kansas City, MO 64111  

Phone: 816-842-4445 
Fax: 816-221-4446 

Divorce and Annulments
Uncontested Divorce
Spousal Support/Maintenance
Child Support
Custody and Visitation
Modifications
Paternity
Adoption and Guardianships
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Orders of Protection


Kansas City Adoption Lawyer

 

I represent mothers, fathers, grandparents and other relatives in guardianship and adoption matters in the Kansas City area. I have more than a decade of experience handling family law matters and am well prepared to assist you as you transition to a new stage of your life.

Obtaining Guardianship

A guardianship is the temporary termination of parental rights. Guardianships are often sought for a child of another family member, and can be established through the consent of a natural parent or hotly contested. Common reasons for guardianship include:

School registration

Parental incapacitation, including illness or physical disability

Extended parental absence, e.g. during a period of work abroad

A parent who is unfit due to alcoholism, drug abuse, etc.

Navigating the Stepparent Adoption Process

Adoption is a complex area of the law. One must complete several steps and procedures before achieving a successful adoption. That said, it is important to have a knowledgeable lawyer by your side. As an experienced Kansas City adoption attorney, I am familiar with the applicable rules, statues and procedures that accompany the establishment of permanent parental rights.

Ultimately, stepparent adoptions come down to the consent of the child's natural parent. Should that parent refuse, you will have the opportunity to present your case at a hearing. When you retain my services, I will assist you in crafting solid arguments and preparing the necessary paperwork.

Speak With a Clay County Guardianship Lawyer
When you 
contact my Missouri law firm, your voice will always be heard. I am dedicated to listening to your concerns and addressing your needs. Whether your case is simple, complex or somewhere in between, I have the tools and resources to help you achieve a successful resolution.

Contact my law firm today at 816-842-4445 to discuss your family law matter.
I offer free initial consultations by phone and evening and weekend hours by appointment.


Areas We Serve
Christen D. Shepherd Law Office in Kansas City, Missouri represents individuals and families in  
North Kansas City, Independence, Lee's Summit, Raymore, Pleasant Hill, Oak Grove, Grain Valley, Blue Springs, Grandview, Harrisonville, Belton, Platte City, Weston, Parkville, Liberty, Excelsior Springs, Lexington, Richmond and Kearney, located within Jackson County, Clay County, Platte County and Johnson County. 


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