Recognized throughout Kansas and the United States as an expert family law... more
Recognized throughout Kansas and the United States as an expert 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 “Divorce, Se... 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
Melissa Kelly Schroeder is the sole practitioner of The Kelly Law Firm L.L.C. and... more
Melissa Kelly Schroeder is the sole practitioner of The Kelly Law Firm L.L.C. and has been practicing law for over 19 years. In 2000, she founded The Kelly Law Firm L.L.C. in Overland Park, Johnson County, Kansas and handles family law and criminal defense. Melissa is commited to providing her clients with the high qualty and ethical representation by knowing when to use a conciliatory or a mor... 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.