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 a parent and you divorce, the parent the child lives with often receives money (child support) from the parent no longer living with the child. Unlike alimony, which is paid to maintain an ex-spouse's lifestyle, child support pays for the child's physical, emotional, and educational needs. A child support lawyer can help parents negotiate and calculate child support, either by agreement or in court. While national guidelines to calculate child support amounts exist, you or the judge may choose to calculate the amount based on your income and the child's needs. If you believe you are not the father of a child and want to contest a child support claim, a child support lawyer can also help you determine paternity. A child support lawyer can be useful during negotiations to help objectively determine the most appropriate amount of child support for your situation and protect against paternity fraud.
Child Support Lawyers in cities near Roeland Park, KS