Missouri Domestic Relations Law

Full-Service Domestic Relations Law Firm In Lee's Summit

Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption or experiencing the frustrations of marital conflict, Shipman & DeHardt, P.C. can help. I have served families in Lee's Summit for more than 26 years. I provide legal services in all areas of family law:

  • Adoption
  • Alimony/spousal support
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Child support modification and enforcement
  • Divorce
  • Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings

Alimony: Divorce should not lead to financial crises. I help you establish an equitable amount of spousal support.
Child custody and visitation: I protect your parental rights to raise your children in an appropriate and supportive home.
Child support: I can ensure that you receive or pay an equitable amount of the financial support required to raise your children in a healthy, happy environment.
Child support modification and enforcement: Child support payments do not change unless the court modifies the child support order. If either the custodial or noncustodial parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, I can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.
Divorce: Through mediation or litigation, I can help you gain the most equitable results from your divorce, including fair distribution of assets, division of marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.
Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings: I am skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of Missouri to protect your parental rights from the interference of government authorities.


Mediation puts the decisions in your hands, and can often provide more expedient, predictable results than a trial. As a skilled negotiator, I can help you obtain the most equitable divorce settlement.

Contact A Dedicated Lee's Summit Family Law Attorney

Call Shipman & DeHardt, P.C. at 816-287-1223 to schedule an appointment or contact me online.