"If you expect a child custody dispute or need to modify a parenting plan or custody order that is not working, McKenna Family Law will explain the law to you, discuss your objectives, and fight for your children's safety and best interests." — Columbia, MO Attorney Myia McKenna
Child custody issues are of paramount concern to our clients who are parents or have been acting as parents. As a parent myself, I understand that the safety and well-being of your children comes first. Many parents facing a child custody issue need legal advice, but are ultimately able to collaborate with their child's other parent to develop a custody plan that serves their children and their family. As a long-time attorney, court-appointed Guardian Ad Litem, and mediator, I have assisted countless parents in developing child-centered and developmentally appropriate child custody plans. I work tirelessly to give clients strategies for effective co-parenting and to minimize any toxic conflict to which their children may be exposed.
Co-parenting can be extremely stressful and difficult, and you may find yourself raising your children under circumstances you did not, and would not, choose for them. You may be facing difficulties with a co-parent who is not putting your children's interests first for a host of reasons. You may have a co-parent who actively tries to cut you out of decision-making or believes he or she should be the gatekeeper to decide when you see your children. You may have a co-parent who keeps your children from you or actively attempts to estrange or alienate them from you. Your custody situation may involve child abuse, neglect, or other true safety concerns for yourself or your children. I have extensive experience with child custody cases involving drug and alcohol abuse, mental health issues, and domestic violence, as well as estrangement and parental alienation concerns.
If you expect a child custody dispute or need to modify a parenting plan or custody order that is not working, McKenna Family Law will explain the law to you, discuss your objectives, and fight for your children's safety and best interests.
If you are in Columbia or elsewhere in Central Missouri, we encourage you to contact McKenna Family Law to speak with us about how we can advocate for you in child custody matters.