Kristen Thurmond

Kristen Thurmond

Thurmond Law Firm LLC
  • Family Law, Divorce, Animal & Dog Law ...
  • Missouri
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Kristen Thurmond opened her firm with the goal of helping individuals with family, criminal, and animal matters.

Family law is often a confusing time for people. Kristen helps her clients be prepared for the legal issues that come during emotional times when family dynamics are changing. This include divorces, changing or modifying custody orders, child support issues, child custody issues, and paternity actions.

Animal matters are an area of law that is growing. Pet owners find themselves facing fines and possible jail time. If you're a pet owner and find yourself facing some sort of legal problem, Kristen can help. Kristen volunteers at Spay & Neuter KC frequently and has a passion for helping families keep their pets safe, healthy, and out of legal trouble.

Thurmond Law Firm can help individuals facing many types of criminal problems, such as theft, destruction of property, trespassing, assault, resisting arrest, domestic violence, harassment, and more.

At Thurmond Law Firm, we assist 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
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Animal & Dog Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Criminal Law
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    We accept Visa and MasterCard.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Our consult fee 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
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney and Owner
Thurmond Law Firm LLC
- Current
The Law Offices of Creagar & Thurmond, LLC
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
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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
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Top 20 Family Lawyers in Kansas City
Chosen from over 250+ attorneys in Kansas City, Missouri
One of 21 Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Kansas City
Recognized as one of the Best Criminal Defense Attorneys in Kansas City, Missouri due to her specializing in helping pet owners and juveniles in family court.
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
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Spay & Neuter Kansas City
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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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Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Assocation
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Volunteer Attorney , Ask-a-Lawyer Telethon , KCMBA Headquarters
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Answered calls from Kansas City area individuals to provide legal guidance and sources to find legal assistance.
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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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Legal Answers
102 Questions Answered

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.
Q. i'm 14 and neither of my parents have sole custody of me, so can i live with either parent?
A: The most simplistic answer is that without a court order your father may not have legal rights to make decisions for you. This could cause problems at doctors' offices, schools, etc. The good news is that, yes, you do get a say in where you want to live. How much your voice is heard on the matter depends on how reasonable your parents are and what all the other facts are. If you can, discuss it with both parents or with a school counselor or teacher you trust (by email probably right now). If there is a court order for joint custody (not sole or full like your question states), that order gets followed until your parents either agree to change it or a court orders it changed.
Q. I have separated with my ex 2 weeks ago and she is bringing strange men around my daughter
A: Unless something is happening to the kids, such as abuse or neglect, the Court will not entertain emergency orders. You may file for custody under a divorce or paternity action and establish a parenting plan and argue that the other parent does not have the child's best interests in mind. However, simply having others over absent any other factors is not grounds for removing the children from the other parent. You will want to consult with a local attorney about how to best protect your rights when filing a custody action.
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Thurmond Law Firm LLC
Linwood Professional Building
204 West Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64111
Telephone: (816) 895-2858