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Kristen Thurmond

Kristen Thurmond

Attorney at Thurmond Law Firm LLC
  • Family Law, Divorce, Animal & Dog Law ...
  • Missouri
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Biography

Kristen Thurmond is the owner of Thurmond Law Firm LLC. She started a practice with the goal of helping individuals with family and animal matters.

Dealing with a family law case is often a confusing time for people. Kristen helps her clients by helping them be prepared for the legal issues that arise while family dynamics are changing. This includes establishing new custody and support orders through a divorce or paternity action and handling changes or modifications in existing orders.

Animal related matters are an area of law that is growing. Sometimes, pet owners find themselves facing fines and possible jail time for city tickets. Her passion for animal related matters helps her guide clients through legal problems to keep pets safe, healthy, and out of legal trouble. If you're a pet owner and find yourself in that situation, Kristen can help. Additionally, Kristen has helped many animal related business owners with legal disputes and contracts, as well as assisting buyers and sellers when purchasing contracts are breached.

Additionally, Thurmond Law Firm regularly helps with traffic tickets such as speeding, no license, no insurance, and other common tickets received.

At Thurmond Law Firm, we assist families 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. We regularly practice in Jackson, Clay, Cass, and Platte counties.

Practice Areas
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Divorce
    Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Animal & Dog Law
    Juvenile Law
Video Conferencing
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We accept Visa and MasterCard.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Our consult fee of $25 is applied to your first invoice if you hire us. Ask us about our payment options, which include flat fees or payment plans instead of standard hourly billing.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Missouri
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney and Owner
Thurmond Law Firm LLC
- Current
Attorney
The Law Offices of Creagar & Thurmond, LLC
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Intern/Law Clerk
Whitsitt & Whitsitt, LLC
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Student Attorney
UMKC Child and Family Services Clinic
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Education
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
J.D. (2014) | Law
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Activities: National Adoption and Child Welfare Moot Court Team; Animal Law Society, President 2013; UMKC Child and Family Services Clinic
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William Jewell College
B.A. (2011) | English, History
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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
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Awards
Top 20 Family Lawyers in Kansas City
Expertise
Chosen from over 250+ attorneys in Kansas City, Missouri
Selected for Top 40 Under 40 for Family Law
American Institute of Trial Lawyers
Nominated as Top 40 Young Lawyer
National Alliance of Women in Law
Selected for Top 40 Under 40 for Criminal Defense
National Trial Lawyers
Selected as Top 40 Under 40 for Family Law
American Academy of Attorneys
Selected for Top 40 Under 40
National Trial Lawyers
Selected for Top 40 Under 40 in Family Law
American Academy of Attorneys
Nomination for Top Ten Attorney in Kansas City
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
Professional Associations
The Missouri Bar  # 67783
Member
Current
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Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Assocation
Member
- Current
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Pet Resource Center of Kansas City (f/k/a Spay and Neuter KC)
Volunteer
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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.
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Restraining Orders Involving Dogs or Pets
Speaking Engagements
Volunteer Attorney, Ask-a-Lawyer Telethon, KCMBA Headquarters
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Assocation
Answered calls from Kansas City area individuals to provide legal guidance and sources to find legal assistance.
Volunteer Attorney, Ask-a-Lawyer Telethon, 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.
Certifications
Guardian ad Litem
Missouri Bar
Legal Answers
104 Questions Answered
Q. I need to know what "Mother's address shall be utilized for all mailing and educational purposes for the minor children
A: Usually that language is to state an address to (1) have one address for important mail to come to so it is not missed and cannot be send to multiple places and (2) direct which school district to use unless otherwise stated in your agreement, parenting plan, or judgment. If the rest of the documents are silent as to where the children shall attend school, then in your case Mother's address will be used to determine where the children go to public school. That said, Missouri requires parents to keep each other informed when they move under the relocation statute. This is both parents and not just the parent with the address designation. If mother moves without giving you proper notice or even with notice, you can file a motion to prevent relocation of the children or to modify the judgment to reflect the change. As always, family law matters are very fact specific and each case is different because of that. You'll want to consult with an attorney who practices in the court that entered your judgment to see how that court would handle issues and likely outcomes.
Q. Can I sue a business for losing my dog??
A: You will need to look at any contracts or waivers you signed with the daycare company before this can readily be determined. If there was a violation of any state statutes, you'll have to see if it is something you can privately sue for or if the state has to pick up the charge as a criminal violation. It will be state specific, so consult a local attorney. Also, alert all area shelters and vets of a lost canine. If you have a microchip, log into the database you registered it with and report the dog as missing.
Q. How many dogs are you allowed to have in missouri. We are outside of town.
A: This is going to vary by city or county. As far as I know, there is no limit on the number of dogs you can own under state law. This is usually covered by local laws. However, you run the risk of being considered a breeding facility if you own enough dogs that are intact and having litters. That would subject you to state laws and inspections by the department of agriculture.
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Thurmond Law Firm LLC
Linwood Professional Building
204 West Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64111
Telephone: (816) 895-2858
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