Columbia Child Custody Attorneys

For many people, divorce feels like loss and failure, but it does not have to be that way. When handled appropriately, it can provide families with a calm and positive life — one that preserves relationships through cohesive and cooperative parenting plans.

At Smith & Parnell LLC, we represent married and unmarried clients through every stage of divorce or separation proceedings while taking extra care in often contentious and emotionally challenging child custody issues.

Whether you are seeking child custody agreements through litigation or are hoping for a cooperative approach in the negotiation of settlements, we can help. Schedule a complimentary consultation with our firm today to learn more.

Doing What Is Right In Visitation, Custody And Agreement Modifications

Caring for a child after divorce is perhaps the most important issue we deal with as family law attorneys at Smith & Parnell LLC. We firmly believe that our clients fare best when they are well-informed and retain as much control over the decision making process as possible.

In the courtroom, judges do not understand the full scope of your family's needs. Perhaps you are able to have an amicable and flexible parenting plan with your spouse, or, conversely, you are concerned about your child's safety when left in his or her care. Perhaps you were never legally married and need help protecting your parental rights. These are just examples of the unique needs every family should be able to address in divorce proceedings.

To this end, we work hard to assure our clients have a say in the outcome of their child custody disputes. In some cases, this means pursuing settlements outside of the courtroom. In more adversarial litigation scenarios, we aggressively pursue the actions that uphold our clients rights in the courtroom. You can be sure we will aggressively advocate for you to the fullest extent of the law, and do so with your unique circumstances in mind.

We are committed to helping our clients understand and make crucial decisions related to parent-child relationships. We also help them understand how each party's rights and best interests can be protected for years to come.

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Contact Smith & Parnell LLC in Columbia, Missouri, online or by telephone at 573-442-4646 to discuss your legal needs with an experienced lawyer at our firm. We are here to help.