The Experienced Child Custody Guidance You Need
Being a parent comes with significant responsibility and significant rewards. Married parents have the luxury of sharing the responsibility as well as the rewards. But divorced or unmarried parents face unique challenges.
From his office in Overland Park, J. Steven Schweiker, Attorney at Law, provides professional, creative representation for Kansas parents. For more than 30 years, he has developed child custody and support strategies designed to meet his clients’ individual goals.
Meeting Your Child’s Needs and Protecting Your Interests
Parents often struggle to balance their children’s needs with their own. This conflict often arises in the context of child custody disputes. Attorney Schweiker understands your predicament and will guide you to a solution for everyone’s betterment.
Mr. Schweiker represents parents in child custody matters as part of divorce and paternity disputes as well as those that are unrelated to other legal matters. Through skilled negotiation, and aggressive litigation if necessary, he will protect your interests and help you determine custody issues such as:
- Legal custody giving parents the ability to make decisions on your child’s behalf. Most Kansas custody agreements involve joint legal custody agreements in which both parents share the decision-making responsibility.
- Physical custody and parenting time are more complicated. Some families prefer shared custody, in which children spend equal time with each parent. For others, identifying one primary residential custodian and granting visitation to the other parent is a better solution.
Taking the Right Approach for Your Situation
No two families are exactly the same. There is no custody arrangement that will fit for every family. Through mediation, you and your family can develop a creative plan that truly fits your needs. With more than three decades of experience, attorney Schweiker will explore all of your options and advise you on how best to protect your interests.
When mediation is not effective, family law judges will make child custody determinations based on what they believe is in your child’s best interests. Litigation is time-consuming, stressful and expensive. However, it is sometimes necessary. Mr. Schweiker will present a strong case to protect your interests in the courtroom.