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Kelisen  Binder

Kelisen Binder

Expertise in estate planning & divorce law, offering compassionate guidance
  • Estate Planning, Family Law, Probate
  • Kansas, Missouri
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Kelisen is a distinguished family law and estate planning attorney whose expertise is matched only by her passion for helping clients navigate complex legal matters with compassion and precision. Her many years of experience in the legal field, have allowed her to hone her skills to deliver exceptional results for her clients.

As a published author, Kelisen has contributed valuable insights to the legal community, further solidifying her reputation as a thought leader in her field. Her publications delve into various aspects of family law and estate planning, providing practical guidance and legal analysis.

Kelisen is committed to amicable results for divorcing families. She teaches a mediation course, sharing her wealth of knowledge and experience with aspiring legal professionals. Kelisen believes all families, in every transition of life, should be treated with respect and dignity.

Throughout her career, Kelisen has been recognized with numerous awards, a testament to her exceptional talent and dedication. Among her accolades are the Rising Star Award and the Up-and-Coming Attorney Award. She was also honored to be included in the Marquis Who's Who of 2021, a prestigious acknowledgment of her contributions to the legal field.

Kelisen's commitment to excellence is evident in her consistent track record of success and her unwavering dedication to her clients' best interests. She approaches each case with a strategic mindset and a deep understanding of the nuances of family law and estate planning, ensuring that her clients receive tailored solutions that meet their unique needs and protect their families and financial futures.

Practice Areas
Estate Planning
Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Same Sex Family Law
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Kansas Supreme Court
ID Number: 29491
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The Missouri Bar
ID Number: 68280
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
MARCH Mediation
- Current
The Binder Firm
- Current
Associate Attorney
Dana Outlaw Law Firm
Law Clerk
Jackson County Circuit Court- Division 29
Associate Attorney
Boggs, Avellino, Lach & Boggs
University of Missouri - Columbia
J.D. (2013) | Law
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Evangel University
B.S. (2010) | Public Administration
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Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Best Family Lawyers in Kansas City
10 Rating
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Kansas State Bar  # 29491
- Current
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Collaborative Divorce Practice Kansas City
- Current
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International Association of Collaborative Professionals
- Current
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Association of Women Lawyers
- Current
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Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
- Current
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Missouri State Bar  # 68280
- Current
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Articles & Publications
From the New Crew
KC Counselor
Speaking Engagements
Hanging Your Own Shingle, CLE by the Hour | KCMBA, KCMBA
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Collaborative Divorce Professional
Websites & Blogs
The Binder Firm
Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered
Q. How to legally adopt a stepchild in the state of Missouri??
A: You will need to contact an attorney that handles step-parent adoptions. You will have to file a petition in the county where you live, a guardian ad litem may be appointed and a home study may be necessary in order for the Court to grant your petition for step-parent adoption. You and your son's father will need to have been married for six months or more. Adoptions are a complicated area of law. Best to reach out to an attorney for a consultation to speak about the specifics of your case in the county where you reside.
Q. How can I prove I was the beneficiary?
A: You should open a probate estate in the county where your loved one died. If a will exists, you can file that will with the Court to inform how the estate should be distributed. Without more information I am unable to give any more specific advice. What account? Who is the deceased?
Q. Can I change my mind after mediation if nothing was signed?
A: Mediation itself is typically not binding unless the parties involved reach a mutually agreed-upon settlement that is then documented in a binding agreement and submitted to the Court. One of the tenants of mediation is the understanding that the parties may speak to individual counsel after mediation to seek a second opinion regarding the agreement reached.

So long as he has not signed a written agreement, and even then under certain circumstances, adjustments can be made and parties can change their mind.
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Contact & Map
The Binder Firm
9229 Ward Parkway
Suite 370
Kansas City, MO 64114
Telephone: (816) 866-8264
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed