Lee’s Summit divorce attorney Nick Cutrera specializes in divorce, family law, and custody cases. If you are involved in a divorce or modification battle, you need someone to aggressively represent your interests. Your spouse or ex-spouse is certainly not focused on your needs or wants. Often, they are also unconcerned with their children’s best interests.
I take great pride in helping my Lee’s Summit divorce attorney clients and the Court focus on the key issues in a divorce or modification proceeding, whether that be the children’s well-being or ensuring that the parent paying child support is not paying so much that he or she cannot meet their own needs. Often, a fair settlement can be achieved when the attorneys and the Court successfully focus the parties on everyone’s needs and the best way to meet them.
Every case is different and must be litigated according to its merit. I have successfully tried (or settled) divorce cases to achieve a result where both parents have substantial and meaningful contact with their children when it was in the best interests of the kids that they do so. I have restricted a parent’s visitation when necessary to protect the kids. I have increased or reduced a parent’s child support depending on the financial circumstances of the parties.
With respect to other domestic litigation, I have defended my clients from grandparent visitation actions where the grandparents were not the type of people that my clients want to influence their children’s upbringing. Conversely, I have helped good, loving grandparents obtain grandparent visitation with their grandchildren when they were wrongfully denied visitation before.
One satisfying outgrowth of my Lee’s Summit divorce attorney domestic litigation practice has been step-parent adoption. Although it is not the trial work involved in my other practice areas, I do it because of the great reward in knowing that I’ve helped a loving step-parent adopt a child so that their relationship is legally recognized in the same way as if the child were a natural born child of that parent.