Juvenile Matters

Juvenile Matters

Juvenile Matters in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas and Oklahoma in St. Louis, Kansas City, Columbia, Springfield, Tulsa and Beyond

If your child (or children) have been removed from the home by the Missouri Division of Family Services or, the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services or the Kansas Department for Children or Families, you need legal help. We can help in these circumstances.

In some instances where they belive that abuse or neglect has occurred, or if you have a substantiated finding that you abused or neglected your child, the state may act to remove your children. If you want to remain a part of the life of your children, it is important that you act quickly to ensure that your parental rights are maintained and your contact is re-established.

In other cases, the state may not remove your children, but they may make regular visits to ensure that your home is a safe place. They also might require that you take certain action to satisfy them.

In many of these cases, you also might need to take important action to rehabilitate yourself of take appropriate action so that your home is a safe place. A guardian ad litem may also monitor to the situation as well to protect the interests of your children. We have experience working with guardians ad litem.

We offer experienced legal representation on behalf of parents in a wide range of family law matters, including abuse and neglect proceedings in juvenile court. It is critical to have legal counsel if the state or law enforcement have become involved. To schedule a consultation, please call or contact us online.

Missouri, Illinois, Kansas and Oklahoma Juvenile Attorneys

Stange Law Firm, PC, has years of experience dealing with the state in matter within the juvenile court.  If there is a meeting with the state, you want a lawyer there on your side with you. Let Stange Law Firm, PC represent your interests to ensure you have a favorable result in your case.

You can read more on this topic in an article titled: Law enforcement involvement in child custody proceedings.

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Helpful Information Regarding Family Violence From our Webpage

We handle many different issues related to family violence:
Domestic abuse
You do not have to suffer through domestic abuse. The attorneys at Stange Law Firm have a great deal of experience handling domestic violence matters. We can help you understand your options
Child neglect
If your child has been taken into custody by the Department of Social Services, Stange Law Firm can help you in this matter.
Protective orders
The attorneys at Stange Law Firm, PC, have successfully obtained orders of protection and can work to obtain protection for you and your loved ones.
Psychological Evaluations in Divorce
The psychological state of the parties might be an important issue in a custody dispute. We can help request a psychological evaluation if this is an important issue in your case.
Juvenile Matters
Important child custody issues might be litigated in the juvenile court. Attorneys at Stange Law Firm, PC can help if that is the case.
Supervised Visitation
In some severe cases, one parent might be a risk to the physical health or emotional development of the children such that supervised visitation might need to be explored. We can help in these cases.
Guardian ad Litem
A Guardian ad Litem might need to be appointed in a custody case to ensure the interests of the children are protected
Parental Alienation
In extreme cases, children might be alienated from their parents. This can happen in unfortunate cases and we have experience in these types of cases.
Estranged Children
Opposite of parental alienation, in some cases, the conduct of a parent might be so extreme that the children become realistically estranged from their parent. It's important to have an attorney who understands realistic estrangement and how it can often be overlooked.
Parental Abduction
Parental abduction is a crisis type situation where one of the parents flees with the children in violation of a court order or to deprive the other parent of any custody time. It is critical to act fast and have an attorney in your corner if this is the case.
Drug Tests
Drug use can be significant problem in child custody cases. In certain cases, a parent might be a drug or alcohol abuser. It is vital to have an attorney who understands this issue and can help obtain an order for a drug or alcohol test.
Parent Coordinators
While it is not allowed by statute in Missouri or Illinois except by agreement, in some extreme cases, the parties might agree to have a parent coordinator help resolve legal custody disputes between parents who cannot co-parent. At Stange Law Firm, PC, we can help you explore this option as it might help minimize the need for costly litigation.
Sexual Abuse Allegations
In some child custody cases, sexual abuse allegations can arise. In some instances, the allegations regrettably turn out to be true. In other cases, the allegations are false and/or brought maliciously. No matter the situation, it is critical that you have counsel in your corner if sexual abuse allegations are part of your child custody matter.
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If you are looking to find and hire a child custody lawyer, contact us online or by phone to schedule a consultation at any of our convenient locations.

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