Navigating the complexities of child custody and other family law matters can be a daunting task. As a Moniteau County child custody attorney with over two decades of experience, I understand the emotional toll it can have on families. In these situations, compassionate and professional guidance is crucial. Contact my firm today to schedule an informative consultation where you can discuss the intricacies of your custody case.
Child custody disputes often form the most litigated issues in divorce cases, with the emotional impact of potential custody arrangements weighing heavily on all parties involved. Understanding the different types of child custody is a critical step in the process. These include joint physical custody, joint legal custody, sole physical custody, sole legal custody, and third-party custody.
The court’s primary concern is always the best interest of the child. Factors such as the wishes of the parents and the child, the child’s adjustment to home and community, and the mental and physical health of all individuals involved are taken into consideration. In some cases, third-party custody may be awarded when the biological parents are unable or unwilling to care for the child.
Each case is unique and comes with its own set of challenges. Substance abuse, domestic violence, a parent’s bond with the child, and work schedules are just a few of the factors that can influence a custody decision. With such complexities, it becomes essential to seek legal help.
As a lawyer experienced in child custody cases, I bring a wealth of professional experience to the table. My approach to each case is aggressive yet thorough, ensuring that every aspect is explored in order to advocate for the best interests of the child.
Legal guidance can help navigate the challenges and factors that come into play during child custody disputes. An experienced attorney can provide a clear understanding of the processes involved, the potential outcomes, and the strategies that will best serve your situation.
My commitment to you goes beyond providing legal advice. I believe in the importance of empathy and understanding in these sensitive situations. My approach is to carefully listen to your concerns and goals, gather the most vital facts to fully understand your unique circumstances, and identify the most suitable course of action for you.
I am not in a rush to settle unless it truly benefits your circumstances. I am prepared to fight for your rights until the end, even if that means going to trial. My firm has earned a good reputation for success by consistently obtaining positive results for our clients and refusing to back down from difficult matters.
Child custody matters are complex and emotionally charged, but you do not have to face them alone. With over two decades of experience litigating cases in Circuit Courts and United States District Courts throughout Missouri, I can provide you with the support you need.
Remember, every case is different, and I am here to develop a legal strategy with your specific needs in mind. If you find yourself facing a child custody issue, call today for a consultation. Let’s navigate this journey together, ensuring the best possible outcome for you and your child.
A Jefferson City man faced DUI charges following a field sobriety test. Charges against the defendant were dropped after Scott successfully maintained the client’s claims that the test results were inaccurate. While the client initially appeared to be in a difficult situation, Scott was able to push investigators to determine the sobriety test results as invalid, so the charges were dismissed.
A mother was seeking sole custody of her children following a divorce. The father refused to cooperate, leaving the client in a difficult situation as she felt as though her children didn’t have a voice. Scott recognized her need for an advocate and carefully listened to the children’s wishes, which conclusively helped the client achieve sole custody of her children and protected their best interests.
A client from Fulton was accused of drug possession as a result of a home search. While drug charges may potentially be filed as a Class C felony involving severe consequences, Scott was able to help the client receive a reduced sentence. Ultimately, the client faced significantly smaller penalties compared to the initial charges.
Scott assisted a defendant in a particularly challenging divorce case in which the other spouse was not cooperating. Scott was able to help the client avoid court through an aggressive legal approach to resolve all outstanding disagreements while maintaining the client’s long-term needs.
One client sought legal assistance after an altercation with another individual in Jefferson City. The client was arrested on assault charges despite allegedly not starting the fight. Since an arrest can lead to life-altering penalties such as being terminated from employment and serving jail time, Scott was able to build a solid legal defense in the client’s favor and argued in favor of the client’s innocence.
A grandparent sought visitation rights to his grandchild after the parent tried to block him. Scott takes grandparents’ rights very seriously, and so he devised a strategy to help the grandparent set a visitation schedule. Scott developed a strategy to show that the child’s best interests were fulfilled through the grandparent’s ability to visit the child, helping push the case towards a resolution in the client’s favor.
Scott assisted a client who was injured in a car accident due to another driver’s negligence. The defendant claimed that the opposing party using their phone at the time of the crash, and Scott emphasized this claim to show that the other driver was at fault for the client’s injuries. The case concluded with the client receiving the necessary compensation for medical bills following a long hospital stay due to injuries.
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