I am a family law attorney who handles divorce, child custody, child support,... more
I am a family law attorney who handles divorce, child custody, child support, adoption, prenuptial agreements, surrogacy agreements, grandparent visitation, contempt/enforcement actions, and motions to modify custody,visitation and child support. I have dedicated my practice exclusively to family law since 2005. I do not handle any other type of case. I practice family law because I have a sinc... view profile
As a family law attorney, I focus my practice on helping children at the Columbia,... more
As a family law attorney, I focus my practice on helping children at the Columbia, Missouri firm of Columbia Family Law Group. When I began practicing law, I was the court-appointed guardian ad litem in child orders of protection cases, providing me with extensive experience in working with the legal issues involving children, child custody and parent rights, particularly in cases of abuse and ... view profile
Molly Karcher is an attorney with Columbia Family Law Group, LLC. She graduated from... more
Molly Karcher is an attorney with Columbia Family Law Group, LLC. She graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law in Columbia in 2014 with her law degree and Certificate in Dispute Resolution. In law school, Molly was a member of the Journal of Dispute Resolution and served as the Layout and Design Editor for the 2013-2014 school year. She was also a collaborating author for the St... 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.