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Kristen Thurmond

Kristen Thurmond

The Law Offices of Creagar & Thurmond, LLC
  • Divorce, Family Law, Animal & Dog Law...
  • Missouri
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Kristen is a founding partner of The Law Offices of Creagar & Thurmond, LLC. Originally from Nixa, Missouri, Kristen came to the Kansas City metro area to attend William Jewell College and fell in love with the city. She decided to go to UMKC School of Law and build connections in Kansas City in order to live here. Kristen and her law partner focus on the areas of law that impact almost everyone. This includes family matters, traffic tickets, as well as animal law and ordinance tickets. Family law matters include divorce, legal separations, modifications, child support issues, child custody issues, paternity actions, guardianships, and adoptions. Kristen helps her clients be prepared for the legal issues that come during emotional times when family dynamics are changing. Animal matters are an area of law that is growing. Pet owners find themselves facing fines and possible jail time. Currently, Kristen volunteers at Spay & Neuter Kansas City and has a passion for helping families keep their pets safe, healthy, and out of legal trouble. Traffic tickets we handle are cover a lot of the typical issues: speeding, failure to yield, driving while suspended, no insurance, etc. We represent clients for almost any type of traffic ticket. Creagar and Thurmond assists people just like you in cities all across the KC Metro area in Missouri, such as Kansas City, Independence, Grandview, Raytown, Lee's Summit, Belton, Harrisonville, Garden City, Liberty, Kearney, Gladstone, Riverside, Parkville, Platte City, and many others.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Animal & Dog Law
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Criminal Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Free Consultation
    Free initial consultations to help determine the issues and what we may be able to do to help before hiring us.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We accept Visa and MasterCard.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Our firm is focused on assisting people with their legal needs while keep his or her best interests in mind. Ask us about our payment options, which may include hourly billing, flat fees, or payment schedules. Additionally, we offer limited representation for those who need legal guidance without the standard billing.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
The Law Offices of Creagar & Thurmond, LLC
- Current
Intern/Law Clerk
Whitsitt & Whitsitt, LLC
Student Attorney
UMKC Child and Family Services Clinic
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
J.D. (2014) | Law
Activities: National Adoption and Child Welfare Moot Court Team; Animal Law Society, President 2013; UMKC Child and Family Services Clinic
William Jewell College
B.A. (2011) | English, History
Honors: Rick-Pinkerton Scholarship for Dedication to the English Department
Activities: WJC's Online Radio Station (Manager 2008-2011); International English Honors Society; International History Honors Society; Alpha Gamma Delta
Professional Associations
The Missouri Bar # 67783
Spay & Neuter Kansas City
- Current
Activities: Volunteers assist with wellness care clinics, outreach programs, and community education opportunities. The goal of SNKC is to keep families together with their pets by providing low cost vaccinations, spays, and neuters and try to help families in need of supplies.
Speaking Engagements
Ask-a-Lawyer Telethon, KCMBA Law Week, KCMBA Headquarters
KCMBA and Fox
Local news stations ran stories directing citizens to call in for free legal help. If there was not an attorney there to help, they directed the person to a local directory to find an attorney in that area of law.
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Missouri Bar
Websites & Blogs
C&T Law Office Website
C&T Law Blog
Legal Answers
55 Questions Answered

Q. my child's father attorney filed a motion for stay at the custody hearing. There's been no new court date set.
A: From what you have said, it sounds like the attorney for the father has stopped the administrative child support proceedings in order to take care of support and custody at the same time through the court system. You should talk with an attorney about the details of your case to ensure the best possible outcome for you and your child.
Q. boyfriend lost job and couldn't pay his ridiculous high child support now he has a warrent can't get a job wat can we do
A: Your boyfriend is the only person who can correct this. He needs to speak with an attorney about how to reduce his child support or at the very least go to the self representation page of the Missouri Courts website to read about what he can do. Child support is ordered for the child, not the parents. Also, child support and child custody are treated separately. Your boyfriend needs to start taking action immediately. Contact an attorney.
Q. I need help a 14 year old girl was kicked out of her house over the weekend she is now staying with me
A: This is something that you absolutely need an attorney to help you with. This has the potential to get messy very quickly. Call several attorneys and work with the one you feel the most comfortable with.
Q. I'm 16 get I petition for a Paternity test if I think I know who my father is?
A: Unless you're emancipated by a court, only your mother or legal guardian can file a petition to determine paternity on your behalf. Ultimately, an attorney will probably not work with you directly because you're not old enough to hire an attorney on your own.
Q. My 17 year old daughter has chosen to live with me instead of her mother. How do I go about custody and child support
A: The sooner you file, the sooner you can get child support stopped. Contact a local attorney right away or at the very least file something soon by using the self represent paperwork on the Missouri Courts website.
Q. I'm a father of two i filed for divorce and temp custody and support why am i the one paying the child support
A: Child support is based on the income of the parties. Sometimes in even splits of custody, the person who earns more will pay the other child support. You should contact an attorney who practices family law for more specifics.
Q. Can me and my soon to be ex husband do the cheaper divorce through the court?
A: If you do not want to hire an attorney, please look at the self represent section of the Missouri Courts website. The only thing you would need to pay is the filing costs.
Q. My husband will be retiring in a couple of months, I want to file for divorce, will his retirement affect the divorce?
A: This will be very fact specific and it is difficult to guess how his retirement may or may not effect the divorce proceedings. This may also vary between judges/counties. You should contact a local attorney to discuss maintenance and division of assets and debts in light of his retirement. Even if you choose not to hire an attorney, many will still meet with you for a inexpensive consultation fee.
Q. My husband's identity was stolen and now there is an annulled marriage and a active support order. What can we do next?
A: You need to find an attorney as soon as possible to help you sort through the child support issue.This is going to be very fact specific and the attorney will need all the information available about the current ordered support and the warrant. Talk to several attorneys to find the one you like best because you'll be working with them a lot during this process.
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C&T Law Offices
Linwood Professional Building
204 West Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64111
Telephone: (816) 895-2858
Fax: (816) 561-9355