Recognized throughout Kansas and the United States as an accomplished family law... more
Recognized throughout Kansas and the United States as an accomplished family law practitioner, Ronald W. Nelson frequently speaks on complex issues in family law at seminars for local, regional, and national legal groups. He is a contributing author to the "Practitioner’s Guide on Kansas Family Law," published by the Kansas Bar Association (2011 & 1997 with supplements) with chapters on “Divor... view profile
I am married to an Economist a KU, Professor John Keating. As he is divorced, we... more
I am married to an Economist a KU, Professor John Keating. As he is divorced, we live in a blended family too! My previous husband passed away ten years ago of a sudden genetic sarcoma when my children were beginning elementary school and Dan's older children (my older stepkids) were leaving the nest. We have a very large family between my children and stepkids. I personally feel the p... view profile
I am a sole practitioner engaged in the private practice of law since 1979. Although... more
I am a sole practitioner engaged in the private practice of law since 1979. Although I have handled many types of cases over the years, my emphasis is in the area of family law, which includes divorce, annulment, legal separation, paternity, child custody, and child support. I am an experienced trial attorney, having conducted many contested trials and hearings over the entire 31+ years of my ... view profile
If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.