Festus Family Law Attorneys Working Towards Positive Outcomes and Brighter Futures
The attorneys at Grafe & Batchelor, P.C. are Festus family lawyers passionate about defending Missouri families. We are skilled attorneys who will stop at nothing to ensure you and your family’s best interests are upheld in the outcome of every case. As divorce attorneys, we help Missouri families come to just and fair conclusions during divorce proceedings and extend our expertise to child support and child custody cases in order to fully serve families in need.
As a full-service family law firm, we work with Missouri parents in paternity, divorce, child custody, and the surrounding legal issues. We understand that legal battles regarding family matters can be emotional, especially when the well-being of a child is at stake. We pledge to always act in the best interest of your family, especially your children, and bring personal and individualized attention to every case. You and your family deserve the highest standard of family law counsel and we are proud to provide it for you.
What is The First Step When Considering a Divorce?
We treat our clients like family and help them plan for the challenges that often accompany divorce or child custody. When you work with the lawyers at Grafe & Batchelor, P.C. you’re working with a team that has decades of combined legal experience and client success. You can trust that you will have a strong advocate by your side who is committed to defending your best interest.
If you are involved in a divorce, it can feel overwhelming and difficult to know where to begin when it comes to the legal issues now facing your family. Making the decision to divorce is hard and seems daunting when you think about all the ways in which your life may soon change. Our Festus divorce attorneys are just as empathetic as they are hardworking. We understand the emotional stress you may be experiencing as you make the decision to file for divorce. We’re compassionate to your situation and will handle all of the documentation and legal functions of the divorce so you can focus on your peace and wellbeing.
What Help Do I Need When Creating a Custody Plan?
As experienced negotiators and mediators, we help families create customized child care plans in order to establish custody in a way which works for you, your partner, and of course, your child. We take the time to listen to your concerns and to understand the needs of your unique family. When a child is involved, there is simply no room for error or neglectful planning. Our child custody lawyers will stop at nothing to ensure your child’s safety and happiness are at the forefront of your custody plan.
The most proactive plan for negotiating parenting time is to team up with an attorney and create a legally-binding plan for visitation. Resolving disputes out of court may seem to work short-term, but raising children creates new challenges every year, and working with a lawyer now ensures your wishes are being upheld and that both parents (if possible) are doing their part to raise and care for their child. As life carries on, parents may move, change jobs, or experience unforeseen lifestyle changes that affect their ability to co-parent effectively. Only a family law attorney has the skill and experience to take any situation impacting your family and make it as positive as possible for all parties involved.
What About Grandparents Rights?
Parents, as well as grandparents, have unique visitation guidelines under Missouri state law. The attorneys at Grafe & Batchelor, P.C. are qualified to negotiate the legal areas of grandparent’s rights and are helpful in setting up a visitation plan that affords you quality time with your loved ones. Grandparents often need to establish orders and agreements that will allow them to see their grandchildren after a divorce in the family. Help is available for grandparents so they do not lose the precious relationships they hold dear.
What Should Single Parents Consider Regarding Custody on Their Child?
Single parents often turn to our attorneys to establish parental rights after a child is born to ensure their right to have a sufficient and meaningful relationship with their child is upheld. As a single parent, there are many issues to navigate involving your child and you need a compassionate, experienced attorney to help guide you so nothing is overlooked.
Can I Negotiate Support Without an Attorney?
Don’t take the risk of settling child support payments without a lawyer. Our family law attorneys help parents create child support plans that are as fair as possible to both parties as well as their child. The agreements may be amended as the needs of the child change over time and we can help with that too. Both parents likely have unique financial situations that vary from one another, and one may be concerned about being taken advantage of by the other. It’s incredibly important to put child support terms clearly on paper in a legal proceeding so that they are able to be legally enforced at all times. Those raising children need plenty of support, and our attorneys will work diligently to ensure parents have everything needed to comfortably raise their child, together or apart.
How Can Grafe & Batchelor, P.C. Help With Your Family Law Issue?
Family law is a unique practice area because it involves the wellbeing of multiple people in the present but also in the future. As time goes on, parents and children have needs that will likely change and families must be able to adapt. Our lawyers are sensitive to the fact that a modern family may have many outside factors influencing their ability to parent, such as separation, complicated work schedules, or lifestyle differences. You can rest assured knowing we treat every client as if they were our own family, and will always keep the health, happiness, and wellbeing of your child at the forefront.
The lawyers at Grafe & Batchelor, P.C. are passionate about your defense because we know it is vitally important to you and your family. You deserve to have someone fight for your rights and help protect your loved ones. Call (636) 220-5934 today to book a consultation and talk to us about your case.