Family Law and Divorce

Aggressive Legal Representation in Divorce and Custody Matters in Cass County and the Kansas City area.

The attorneys at the Benjamin Law Firm possess over 50 years of combined experience in litigation including hundreds of bench trials in divorce and custody cases.

We are known as aggressive advocates who are determined to win every case we handle. At the same time, we are compassionate counselors who help people make the right decisions for themselves and their families.

Divorce, Modifications, Paternity, and Custody

Divorce: We represent people through the divorce process. We have the experience and energy to help protect your rights with property division and any custody and support issues that arise through the divorce. While most divorce and custody cases are settled before the trial phase, we have the reputation for our willingness to go to trial if a settlement is not possible. This aggressive reputation for trial advocacy also helps in the settlement process.

Modifications in Custody, Visitation, and Support: Custody, visitation, and child support issues can be modified by the Court by motion of one of the parents. Modifications can change divorce judgments with children as well as paternity judgments. We represent parents in protecting their rights to custody, visitation as well as helping with child support issues.

Paternity and Custody: We help clients who have children outside of the marriage preserve their rights to custody, visitation with their children as well as helping our clients with child support issues.

Frequently Asked Questions in Divorce and Custody Cases in Missouri

You may have many questions at the start of a Divorce or Custody case. We have formulated a “frequently asked questions and answers” document to help answer some of your questions.

What to Expect When a Guardian ad Litem is Appointed in Custody Matters

Many custody cases include allegations of abuse or neglect, which will trigger the appointment of a guardian ad litem, who serves as the legal advocate for the children throughout the custody case.

What to Expect if Your Divorce Goes to Trial

A majority of divorce and custody cases settle before trial. However, it is often necessary to have a contested trial if issues are left unresolved by the parties. The attorneys at the Benjamin Law firm have the experience and know-how to help you through each step of the trial process if this becomes necessary.

We Listen – We Respond – Free Consultations

When you discuss your concern with one of our experienced attorneys, you will meet a person who cares about you and your family’s future. We take time to get to know each client as an individual, and we personally handle every aspect of each case.

Your attorney will explain the legal issues in your case and your legal options. Based on your direction, we will work vigorously to achieve your goals.

You can depend on the Benjamin Law Firm to provide sound advice and aggressive representation at all stages of your divorce and custody matter.

Free Consultation With a Lawyer

Contact us for a free initial consultation with the Benjamin Law Firm. We offer flexible appointment times.