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Family Access Motions

Ensuring Access to Your Children After Divorce

Family Access Motions can be filed in Missouri when a noncustodial parent is being denied court-ordered visitation rights. These cases can be quite complex, and it is important to have an experienced child custody and visitation lawyer on your side who understands the law and will work to see that your rights are protected. At Stange Law Firm, PC, we represent people throughout Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska in all types of custody and visitation matters. Absent exceptional circumstances where the children are at risk for harm, Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma,  Nebraska, and Indiana courts believe that it is in the best interests of the children to have a meaningful relationship with their parents, and so do we. You can rely on us to do everything in our power to ensure that your parental rights are respected.

Filing a Family Access Motion

In Missouri, your Family Access Motion must be filed in the county where the divorce took place. You can obtain the necessary forms from the county courthouse. While you do not necessarily need the assistance of an attorney to file a motion, our attorneys can help to ensure that the forms are completed in a way that presents the most compelling case for you to receive the visitation rights you deserve. When you hire our firm, we will review your divorce agreement to determine exactly what the court ordered with regard to your visitation rights. We will clarify any questions about your rights and explain your options for enforcing them. In some cases, one parent or the other simply misunderstood the terms of the divorce agreement and a review of the order can settle the matter without further action. In other states, and/or different instances, a motion for contempt may be the appropriate remedy. We pride ourselves in the fact that we provide our visitors with a wealth of information on our webpage regarding child custody, family law, and other related matters. You can read articles about family law, view informational videos, listen to our podcast, or download our mobile application.

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Full Service Child Custody Representation

Our child custody practice focuses on protecting the wellbeing of children and the rights of parents. We handle issues such as:
Often called parenting time, visitation is the amount of time a noncustodial parent spends with his or her child. We can handle a broad spectrum of visitation matters.
Creating a parenting plan
Getting visitation rights means drafting a parenting plan that works. We can help.
Relocation with a child
Courts have continuing jurisdiction over child custody and visitation orders. So, when a parent wants to move, it is usually necessary to get the court's permission first. Failure to do so can put your time with your child in jeopardy.
Enforcement of orders
If a parent fails to follow a child custody order, it may be possible to take him or her to court to enforce the order.
Contempt of court
If you are found to have repeatedly ignored a court order, you may be found in contempt of court.
Modification of orders:
When you need a court order changed, you can work with the experienced attorneys at Stange Law Firm, PC.
Custody Issues for Nonmarried Parents
Next to divorce actions, paternity cases (custody and support cases between unmarried parents) are among the most common cases in family law.
Parental Rights
Parents are often concerns about their parental rights, especially fathers in certain circumstances.
Family Access Motions
If you are being denied access to your children, you may want to consider a family access motion.
Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act
If you have jurisdictional issues involving your custody case, you will want an attorney familiar with the UCCJEA.
Custody Evaluations
If you have a complex custody case where psychological issues or abuse may be in play, you might want to consider a child custody evaluation
Hague Convention
If you are dealing with an international child custody dispute, and perhaps child abduction, knowing about the Hague Convention is often critical.
Third-Party Custody
If you are not the biological parents, in certain cases all may not be lost. You might have a right to third party custody in certain situations.
Fertility and Surrogacy
Fertility and surrogacy is a growing area of the law for those who want children.
In some custody cases, parties might live far apart. This can result in difficult child custody cases with transportation at issue.

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