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Family Law Overview


Independence, Missouri, Divorce Attorney

Divorce and other family law problems are among the most emotional issues that many people will face in their lifetime. Nobody heads into a marriage expecting to file for divorce someday. Everyone naturally assumes their spouse will be fair about the children and property. When the papers are served, though, cooler heads don't always prevail. Your attorney will play an important role in protecting your interests, while guiding you to an equitable settlement that will be best for your long-term future.

Albano, Richart, Welch & Bajackson, LLC is one of the leading family law firms in Independence, Missouri. Attorney Michael Albano was one of two attorneys charged with writing the current Dissolution of Marriage Act for Missouri. We are experienced in negotiating fair property and child custody arrangements and we will never lead you toward an unreasonable expectation that a judge won't accept.

"An experienced family law attorney does more than file the paperwork. We stand by our clients, before, during and after the final decree. Our team of lawyers will help you in every possible way to move forward into your new future with your family." — Attorney Mike Albano

We provide a full range of Missouri family law services, including:

  • Divorce
  • Marital property valuation and settlements
  • Child custody, child support and visitation
  • Paternity
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Post-judgment modifications
  • Mediation services
  • Guardian ad Litem
  • Adoption
  • Restraining Orders and Contempt of Court
  • Family Access
  • Power of Attorney

What to Expect from Your Family Lawyer

Experienced family law attorneys know: The only way to get the right outcome for a client is to communicate well and work as a team toward a realistic goal. At Albano, Richart, Welch & Bajackson, LLC, you will find our staff responsive to your needs and concerns and compassionate about your situation. We will expect you to participate in the process by having realistic expectations and a commitment to your case. By working together, we will help you get the resolution that meets your needs.

Our family law services include dissolution, modification, paternity establishment, guardianship, adoption, guardian ad litem, mediation, family access matters, restraining orders, contempt of court, wills, trusts, and power of attorney.