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Callaway County Divorce Lawyers in Fulton, MO

The Callaway County Courthouse is located in Fulton, Missouri which is the county seat of government. There are a number of cities and towns located in Callaway County including Auxvasse, Fulton, Holts Summit, Kingdom City, Lake Mykee, Mokane, New Bloomfield and Tebbetts. Given the close proximity of several cities and towns to Jefferson City, Missouri, many people consult with divorce lawyers, child custody lawyers and family lawyers located in Jefferson City for cases in Callaway County. Many people in Callaway County contact our office to assist them with their divorce, child custody and child support cases. Our experienced family law attorneys regularly represent people in their divorce and child custody cases in Callaway County, Missouri.

Divorce Lawyers Representing Clients in Callaway County

From our law office in Jefferson City, Missouri, our divorce lawyers represent clients in Callaway County, Missouri. It’s a short drive to Fulton, Missouri for court. In order to represent our divorce clients efficiently, we allow our clients the option of in-person meetings, phone conferences, and sometimes video conferences. Divorce cases generally involve a number of issues:

Divorce: Divorces involve many different types of legal. Courts are required as part of the divorce proceeding to divide marital debts and marital assets. Issues regarding child custody and child support must also be decided when there are minor children involved.

Property Division: A divorce court is required to identify the assets acquired during the marriage and then award to each spouse a portion of those marital assets. A divorce court is required to also identify the marital debts and divide those debts between the parties. Spouses in a divorce may choose to attempt to work out the division of assets and debts without involving a judge. This can be done through a settlement agreement. When spouses are unable to reach an agreement, then the case generally proceeds to trial. At trial, a judge will decide how the marital property will be divided.

High Asset Divorces and High Net Worth Divorces: High asset divorces involve situations where people have valuable assets worth a lot of money. Typically, these involve businesses, commercial properties, land and sometimes investment and retirement accounts. There are large asset divorces and high net worth divorces that occur in Callaway County. There are large landholdings in Callaway County. Our attorneys are experienced in handling high net worth divorces involving businesses, corporations, limited liability companies, commercial properties, real estate, and investment and retirement accounts.

Child Custody: Child custody cases are frequently heard by divorce courts in Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri. Callaway County is part of the 13th judicial circuit along with Boone County. Callaway County has its own unique Local Court Rules regarding child custody cases. The judges hearing cases in Callaway county expect the local court rules to be followed. There are ways to reach a child custody agreement without trial. The agreement are detailed because they must comply with Missouri law in order for a court to accept the agreement. When parents are unable to reach an agreement regarding child custody, the case must proceed to trial.

Child Support: Courts are required to calculate child support in any case regarding child custody. Parents still have the ability to work out an agreement regarding child support without having the judge decide the outcome. Working out an agreement for child support can sometimes be challenging. Missouri law mandates that the income of the parents must be considered in determining child support.

Family Law in Fulton, Callaway County, MO

Family law cases include such subjects as adoption, divorce, child custody case, child custody modification, child support case, and paternity case. Residents of Callaway County file these types of actions at the Callaway County Courthouse in Fulton, Missouri. The Local Court Rules apply to cases filed in Callaway County. Failure to follow the Local Court Rules can result in the dismissal of your case. Our family lawyers are familiar with the Local Court Rules for Callaway County because our lawyers regularly practice in Callaway County. In addition to divorce cases, we also handle a variety of other family law matters in Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri which include:

Child Custody Modifications: The purpose of a child custody modification is to change the current child custody order. The change can be done through an agreement of the parties or through a trial where the judge decides the outcome. Either way, a court must approve the child custody change in order for the change to be valid. Failure to obtain judicial approval means that the prior court order remains in effect.

Child Support Modifications: The purpose of a child support modification is to change the child support amount. This change can result in an increase or decrease in child support. Child support modifications are regularly heard by the court in Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri.  A person seeking to modify child support must comply with the law, even if there is an agreement between the parents to the change. In those situations where the parents do not agree, it is not enough to simply want child support to change. A person must meet the legal requirements before a court can grant the change to child support. Our lawyers have litigated countless cases involving child support modifications. We regularly appear before the judges in  Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri.

Adoptions: We regularly represent clients in Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri for adoptions. We represent both foster parents, private placement adoptions, and step-parent adoptions. Our experienced adoption lawyers can answer your questions.  We are familiar with the judges in Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri. Our adoption lawyers regularly speak at training panels for both foster and adoptive parents, many of whom will have adoption cases heard in Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri.

Paternity: The purpose of a paternity case is to declare a man to be the father of a child. Paternity cases are regularly filed in Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri. Paternity cases can be filed by the mother of the child, or by any man who believes he is the father of the child. In some paternity cases, the parents may already agree that a particular man is the father of the child. In other cases, the court may have to order paternity testing to establish that a man is the father of a child. Once paternity has been established, then there are other issues that need to be decided including child custody, visitation, child support and other issues related to the care and support of the child.

Change of Name: The purpose of a petition for change of name is to legally change the identity of a person. Any person can file a petition seeking a change of name. However, the person must meet the legal requirements for a name change before the court can approve the petition. Residents of Callaway County, Missouri can file their petition for change of name with the Circuit Court of Callaway County at the courthouse located in Fulton, Missouri. The courts can also grant a change of name for a child.

Prenuptial Agreements: The purpose of a prenuptial agreement is to protect what a person already owns before getting married or re-married. Without a prenuptial agreement, a person’s pre-marital assets may become marital assets which can be divided by a court in a divorce proceeding. Our family lawyers prepare prenuptial agreements for our clients.

Child Custody Lawyer in Fulton, Callaway County

Our child custody lawyers regularly represent clients in Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri. We are familiar with the judges and have an understanding of how the judges view child custody issues. We use our experience to assist our clients in appearing before the judges in Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri. Callaway County also has its own Local Court Rules which must be met in child custody cases. Our experienced child custody lawyers can help you navigate the child custody laws. Judges have the ability to exercise their discretion in determining child custody. Each judge must consider the unique facts and circumstances of your case. But each judge also has their own thoughts when it comes to exercising that discretion.

Contact Callaway County Divorce Lawyer Today

From our office in Jefferson City, Missouri, our experienced divorce lawyers will assist you with your divorce in Fulton, Callaway Missouri. Our family lawyers are experienced in all aspects of family law. Scott Hamblin has litigated cases for more than two decades in counties throughout Missouri including divorce and child custody cases in Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri. Scott has appeared before numerous judges in Fulton, Missouri and is knowledgeable of the Local Court Rules in Callaway County. Please contact Scott to assist you with your divorce, child custody or family law case.

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