Thursday, July 21, 2022

Family Law Services … with Compassion

Family law can encompass a lot of different areas or situations. But no matter the situation, it is usually pretty emotional and can be high stakes because it involves your family. At Gibbons Law Firm, we understand how important it is to you to achieve the best possible outcome, and Roger Gibbons has helped countless families through similar situations successfully. His skills for clear, accurate communication and diffusing high emotions are a tremendous asset when it comes to family law. If you would like to learn more specifically about how our law firm at Lake of the Ozarks can help you in the diverse area of family law, just read on.  

Parental Rights

There are sometimes situations that require a family to establish or terminate a parents legal rights. For instance, if a mother and father are unmarried, the father will have to establish paternity in order to have any parental rights. That is a situation in which you will want the help of a skilled family law attorney in mid-Missouri to help you through the process step-by-step. Similarly, if a parent has become abusive, or the family environment has become so dangerous or neglectful it may be necessary for the other parent to petition for that parent’s rights to be terminated for the safety of the child. In order for that to be successful, certain specific criteria must be met. A knowledgeable and skilled attorney is able to investigate and negotiate that case and be a solid asset to you as you are going through a very sad and stressful situation. 


Family law is not always sad, in fact sometimes it can be quite joyous. But it is still usually emotional and high stakes, like in the case of adoption. Fear of the unknown can play a big part when it comes to adoptions, unless you have an experienced attorney to help you understand what to expect and what to do. You already love this child and consider him/her a part of your family. You want them to be safe and well cared for and you can’t imagine your life without them and vice versa. When you hire Roger Gibbons you can have the confidence of knowing he is very familiar with the legal process regarding adopting a child in Missouri and he will be there to look out for you and the child you are adopting and effectively negotiating and advocating on your behalf. 


Unfortunately, over half of all marriages end in divorce. That means a lot of families are impacted by divorce and how things are handled legally during the process. A divorce can initiate a need for numerous legal decisions such as child custody, child support, division of assets and property (which can affect where the kids will live and more), and even spousal support (which can affect a child’s standard of living with that parent). Having a compassionate divorce attorney at Lake of the Ozarks who is able to listen and negotiate is key. Having one that is willing to litigate if necessary for a successful outcome is also very important in a divorce case.


Prenuptials are not always needed, but in some cases they can bring peace of mind and prevent some unknowns. With blended families, prenuptials can make a lot of sense and are becoming more standard these days. If a couple already have teenagers or adult children from previous relationships, prenuptials can be about making sure sentimental items and heirlooms go to people who are related and care about them rather than to people who have no attachment to them whatsoever. If you are wondering if prenuptials might be helpful or warranted in your situation, we would be happy to sit down with you for a free initial consultation to talk with you about your options. 

Compassion, Communication, and Advocacy! 

When a family is going through any of the above circumstances, they should not have to do it alone. Nor should they. When the outcome is so important, you deserve to have the knowledge and tenacity of a skilled attorney who cares. Roger Gibbons is that attorney and that is why he offers free initial consultations. Please don't hesitate to take advantage of the opportunity to learn more about your rights and best course of action regarding your family law case in central Missouri. If you found this blog helpful and would like to hear more from our law firm in Lake Ozark, we invite you to use the links below to follow us on social media! 

Remember, your initial consultation with Gibbons Law Firm is always free.

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Gibbons Law Firm
2820 Bagnell Dam Blvd, Suite B4
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

(573) 348-2211

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