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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 

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Kansas City Paternity Lawyer

 

As an unwed father, you are not automatically entitled to legal custody of your child — even if you are listed on his or her birth certificate. In order to claim your son or daughter, you must initiate a paternity suit.

At my Kansas City, Missouri, law firm, I am dedicated to helping both mothers and fathers establish paternity. When you retain my services, I will guide you through the legal process and do my utmost to see that your matter is resolved in a discreet and cost-effective manner.

A Clay County Parental Rights Attorney: Protecting Your Best Interests

Most paternity suits are initiated when there are questions regarding child support and/or visitation rights. Pursuing a paternity action allows an unmarried father to obtain custody, or a mother to garner child support.

Often clients will come in with a notarized affidavit of paternity. Although this establishes one parent's identity as a dad, it cannot be used by either party to seek custody, visitation or support. These issues must be addressed through a separate court order. Until this order is finalized, an unwed father is not legally entitled to see his child.

As an experienced Kansas City paternity attorney, I strive to see that your rights are preserved and your future is protected. Do not wait until it is too late to establish paternity. If you are an unmarried dad, the older your child becomes, the harder it will be to obtain a favorable custody agreement.

Speak With an Experienced Lawyer
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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