Christen D. Shepherd, Law Office

Christen Shepherd specializes in child custody, divorce and paternity matters -- both contested and uncontested. Ms. Shepherd also handles adoptions, guardianships and other family law matters in Missouri and Kansas for the greater Kansas City area.

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Firm Overview

The Law Office of Christen Shepherd strives to treat every client as an individual, not a file number. Ms. Shepherd will listen to your needs and work to fashion a cost effective resolution for your matter.

Our office handles all manner of family law cases, including adoptions, guardianships, powers of attorney for child care, divorces with or without children, legal separation, maintenance and support (formerly known as alimony), paternity/custody cases, and child support establishment or modification.

Ms. Shepherd has worked on behalf of both mothers and fathers from all walks of life in state circuit courts and administrative agency matters concerning the custody and support of their children.

I appear on behalf of clients in courts in Clay, Platte, Jackson, and Cass counties, primarily, in Missouri and in Johnson County, Kansas. I also appear in administrative matters before the Family Support Division, situated in Jefferson City, Missouri.

You will find a warm welcome and the advice you are looking for at the Law Office of Christen Shepherd.

Please call us at (816)842-4445, or check our website at www.cdsheplaw.com.
Main Office

Shepherd Law Group LLC
406 Armour Road
#230
North Kansas City  MO  64116

Phone
  • 816-842-4445
Fax
  • 816-221-4446

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

By telephone only (5 minutes or less); In-office consultation fee: $200

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Pro se consultation and scripting or pleading preparation for divorce matters; preparation of powers of attorney for children; telephone appearances for child support hearings; representation at adult abuse/order of protection hearings.

Hourly Rates

$200/hr attorney; $90 paralegal; flat fees by consultation with attorney

Office Information

Office Hours

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., by appointment.

Office Manager

Linsday Cox

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Child Custody
Child custody disputes, agreements, documents and parenting plans for married, unmarried, and divorcing or divorced parents.
I provide counsel and assistance in helping parents arrange the custody and parenting time issues for their children.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I enjoy family law because it promotes and encourages settlement and conciliation between the parties for the best interests of their children. I get very passionate about my cases and my client's needs, and those of their children. I make every effort to bring about a satisfactory outcome in each matter.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

I have practiced exclusively in the area of family law since 2007 and it is the only area of law I practice.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We strive to keep our clients well informed of the process and the court's procedures in their case, so they understand what is going on and what they can expect during the course of the case.

Christen D. Shepherd

I have been an attorney since 1999. I attended law school about ten years after graduating with a degree in Advertising from UT Austin. I worked in advertising agencies and public relations during those years in Minneapolis and Omaha, before coming to Kansas City.
The background in marketing and advertising helps me better understand the social communication issues that arise in family law matters.
During my time as an attorney I have practiced in areas of federal criminal defense, insurance defense and personal injury, and bankruptcy/collections. I enjoy family law because it promotes and encourages settlement and conciliation between the parties for the best interests of their children. I get very passionate about my cases and my client's needs, and those of their children. I make every effort to bring about a satisfactory outcome in each matter.
License
  • Bar Number: 49296
    Missouri , 1999
  • Bar Number: 19674
    Kansas , 2000
Education
  • The University of Texas at Austin
    Bachelor of Science in Advertising , 1987
  • The University of Missouri at Kansas City Law School
    Juris Doctor , 1999

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