Johnson County Family Law Lawyer
The legal issues surrounding family law matters can be quite complex. At Roth Davies LLC, we are highly trained attorneys who specialize in knowing all aspects of family law, from the state law down to local court rules. When picking a family law attorney, it is crucial to find an attorney who specializes in family law, not an attorney that just “dabbles” in family law. Because the rules of family law are different depending on where you live, you need to find a local lawyer who is an expert in your region. When it comes to matters involving your children or your assets, you need the best advocate that you can find to achieve the best results for your case.
We know the emotional toll of family law cases can be challenging, especially when the court shines a spotlight on your personal life. At Roth Davies LLC, we get the best results for your case as quickly as possible to ease the stress and financial burden of litigation. Our highly trained attorneys know when to advise settlement and when to take your case to trial. Our attorneys are also empathetic to our clients and understand the emotional roller coaster of some cases. With a personalized and comprehensive case strategy, we relentlessly fight for reliable results in every step of your case.
No one imagines themselves in a contested divorce or contested custody battle. But if the situation arises, you will need a high level of service with an honest attorney. We counsel our clients to know what to expect at a hearing. We tell you your likelihood of winning, and sometimes, we tell you what you need to hear, not what you may want to hear. Having a straightforward and honest family law attorney can save you thousands of dollars in attorney’s fees and costs instead of chasing hopeless claims.
What Do I Look for When Picking a Family Law Attorney?
Knowledge and Location: You should look for a prospective family law attorney who specializes in family law. Family law has very complex rules that change depending on your region. Make sure you pick a family law attorney who knows the local rules and practices in your region. You should also pick an attorney who focuses their practice on family law, not an attorney that does family law “on the side.” Just as you wouldn’t ask an eye doctor to perform open-heart surgery, you need to pick an attorney who specializes in knowing all the rules of family law to have the best results for your case.
Reputation: When you are looking for a prospective family law attorney you need to evaluate that attorney’s reputation. The best place to start is by looking online. You should evaluate reviews and ranking sites and read what prior clients have to say. You should also search and see if that attorney has had any disciplinary complaints filed against them by prior clients or other lawyers. Odds are if prior clients are satisfied with the attorney’s representation, you will be satisfied too.
Communication: When you are looking for a prospective family law attorney, you need to make sure that attorney is responsive to your questions and concerns. No one wants to pay attorney’s fees to an attorney who doesn’t pick up the phone or who will not answer emails. Attorney/client communication is key to moving your case forward, answering questions, planning case strategy, and overall providing comfort to the client during the stress of your family law case.
What areas of family law do you practice?
- Divorce: Our firm handles all types of divorces, from uncontested cases to highly contentious and complex cases. Whether your case is a high asset or high debt, our attorneys are equipped to zealously advocate for you from start to finish.
- Legal Separation: Sometimes couples need to separate but do not wish to actually get divorced due to religious beliefs or other reasons. Our firm handles legal separation cases, which are treated like divorce cases, but you do not actually get divorced at the conclusion of your case. Our firm can get you the legal separation and orders that you need to live separately from your spouse.
- Post Divorce: When you are already divorced but your case has minor children, often issues arise later on such as needing to modify your child support order or the parenting plan. Sometimes you need help enforcing certain financial provisions of your divorce decree. When post-divorce issues arise, our firm is ready to achieve the results that you need.
- Paternity: What happens if you have a child with someone, but you were never married? You need a paternity case filed to establish legal paternity, and we can help from start to finish. We also handle post-paternity matters if you need to modify your parenting plan or child support order. If your case needs a DNA test because paternity is in question, or if you simply need to establish child custody and child support, our attorneys are equipped to handle any type of paternity case.
- Custody/Parenting Time Disputes: Our attorneys resolve all variations of custody and parenting time disputes. In Kansas, the court evaluates parenting time disputes based on what is in the best interest of the children. Because the legal standard is pretty broad, having a highly-skilled custody attorney is crucial to achieving the results you want for your children.
- Child Support Disputes: Child support is based on several factors such as gross income, daycare expenses, health insurance premiums, the amount of parenting time you have, and a variety of other factors. You need a skilled family law attorney who can combine all of the financial considerations for the best possible results for establishing or modifying child support.
- Protection from Abuse/Protection from Stalking: If you are in the unfortunate position of needing to file a restraining order – or – if you need a defense attorney because someone has filed a restraining order against you, our firm is equipped to handle all types of protection cases.
- Prenuptial/Postnuptial Agreements: Sometimes couples enter into agreements prior to their marriage to protect their assets in the event of divorce or death. Other times, couples enter into agreements during their marriage to divide their assets and debts in the event of divorce or death. Our firm handles all types of contracts that protect clients and their property in the event of divorce or death.
- Step-Parent Adoption/Termination of Parental Rights: If you are currently married and want your spouse to adopt your children that are not biologically related to your spouse, you may qualify for a step-parent adoption if the biological parent agrees to the adoption and agrees to terminate his or her rights. If the biological parent refuses to consent to the adoption, it’s possible you may have a Judge terminate that parent’s rights after a trial. Our firm handles either scenario for a step-parent adoption.
Legal disputes between family members can be extremely difficult and confusing. Understanding the details of the legal process is important in making an informed decision for yourself and your family. We are here to help guide you through this process. Our goal is to help you and your family find a peaceful resolution to your legal dispute so that you can move forward as quickly and efficiently as possible. Many decisions are made throughout the course of a family law case, such as whether to settle a divorce or take it all the way to trial. We are here to help make these decisions easier for you. At the end of the day, our goal is to get you the best possible outcome in your case.