Welcome to The Law Office of Young, Jakobe & Kuhl, LLC
With offices conveniently located in both Lee’s Summit, Missouri and Leawood, Kansas, the Law Office of Young, Jakobe & Kuhl, LLC, is a law firm dedicated to the practice of Family Law. Our attorneys represent people in matters such as Dissolution of Marriage Actions (Divorce), Paternity, Modification of Custody (Visitation and Support), Name Change, and Adoption. We also provide mediation services, can engage in the collaborative law approach, and also serve as Guardians ad Litem. Our divorce lawyers have represented members of the greater Kansas City community on both sides of the state line, including those in Lee’s Summit, Blue Springs, Harrisonville, Independence, Kansas City, Greenwood, Oak Grove, Grain Valley, Raytown, Belton, Raymore, Peculiar, Pleasant Hill, Odessa, Lexington, Platte City, Liberty, Leawood, Overland Park, Lenexa, Prairie Village, Shawnee, and Mission, as well as many more surrounding areas near Jackson, Cass, Clay, Platte, Lafayette, and Ray Counties in Missouri, as well as near Johnson County, Kansas.
**The Law Office of Young, Jakobe & Kuhl, LLC and COVID-19:**
We are closely monitoring the situation, but for the time being, while virtually all proceedings are suspended, we will be rescheduling all in-person meetings to do our part in mitigating the spread of COVID-19. We are accommodating clients by offering phone consultations, communicating via email or other electronic mediums, and by appearing through video conferencing. We will offer these services for our mediation clients as well. Additionally, we will continue to utilize the electronic filing system to ensure cases and appropriate motions are filed during this time and all deadlines are met.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.
The Law Office of Young, Jakobe & Kuhl, LLC
CLICK HERE to schedule your mediation with James H. Young, 2020 and 2018 Best Lawyers Mediator of the Year
CLICK HERE to read a brief article by James H. Young about his recent transition to full-time Mediation!
CLICK HERE to learn more about James H. Young’s recent speaking engagement at the Missouri Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
About Our Family Law Firm
The Law Office of Young, Jakobe & Kuhl, LLC, was established in 1992 and has been providing services to the greater Kansas City area ever since. With offices in Lee’s Summit, Missouri and Leawood, Kansas, the firm’s family and divorce attorneys have practiced in Jackson, Clay, Cass, Lafayette and Platte County, Missouri as well as Johnson County, Kansas.
With over fifty-three years of combined legal experience, the firm’s Kansas City divorce attorneys, skilled in both litigation and negotiation, handle matters from the most complicated to the most straightforward. Known for its compassion and amiability, as well as its zealousness and tenacity when faced with acrimonious cases, the firm has developed a strong presence in the greater Kansas City legal community.
James H. Young
Founder & Attorney, Licensed in MO and KS
Michelle E. Jakobe
Attorney, Licensed in MO and KS
Jared T. Frick
Attorney, Licensed in MO and KS
P. Chandler Hass-Buente
Associate Attorney, Licensed in MO
- CLICK HERE for a radio interview of James H. Young, managing partner of the Law Office of Young, Jakobe & Kuhl, LLC, discussing family law issues
- CLICK HERE to listen to a podcast of James H. Young discussing Missouri Child Custody
- CLICK HERE to view a powerpoint presentation about our firm
- CLICK HERE and/or CLICK HERE to listen to our advertisements on 810 Sports Radio
- CLICK HERE to see the latest KCTV5 exclusive story on Financial Infidelity, featuring Abraham D. Kuhl
- CLICK HERE to listen to Steve Sleeper interview Abraham D. Kuhl on this week’s episode of “Ask the Expert”
- CLICK HERE to listen to Jared T. Frick speak of the importance of communicating effectively and trial advocacy
- PUBLIC RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT: Congratulations Abraham D. Kuhl on being named the recipient of this year’s UMKC School of Law Decade Award! CLICK HERE to view more details.
- PUBLIC RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT: Congratulations Abraham D. Kuhl on being named the recipient of this year’s Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association’s Young Lawyer of the Year Award! CLICK HERE to view the article in the May 2017 edition of the KC Counselor.
- PUBLIC RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT: Congratulations Jared T. Frick on passing the 2015 Missouri Bar Exam!
- PUBLIC RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT: Congratulations Abraham D. Kuhl on being named a recipient of the Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly 2015 “Up & Coming” Award!
- PUBLIC RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT: Congratulations Abraham D. Kuhl on being named a recipient of the Kansas City Business Journal’s “Best of the Bar” List for the third year in a row!
- PUBLIC RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT: The Law Office of Young, Jakobe & Kuhl, LLC has been once again included in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for the areas of Family Law and Family Law Mediation! CLICK HERE to view the Best Lawyers website. Congratulations to attorneys James H. Young, Michelle E. Jakobe, and Abraham D. Kuhl on being named individually as well in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for the area of Family Law, as well as to attorney James H. Young on also being included for the area of Family Law Mediation.
"I am honored to be part of a firm that is dedicated to the practice of family law."
“As a family lawyer, you need a good pool of experts to surround yourself with. We’ve developed professional relationships with accountants, valuation experts, and therapists.”
“We’ve grown because the demand for our services has grown. The firm has been successful for many years because we always do the best job we can.”
“It’s a humbling experience to practice family law. There are many fine lawyers out there. Knowing this makes you do your best every day.”
"Our firm is dedicated to the practice of family law, and we take great pride in helping our clients through perhaps the most difficult challenges they will ever encounter.”
"I knew I wanted to help people and have been fortunate to work with such great attorneys as Jim Young, Michelle Jakobe, and Jared Frick who share the same passion and values that I do."
Divorce Articles – Recommended by our Family & Divorce Attorneys
Get advice and information from experts to help you with the legal, financial and emotional aspects of your Missouri divorce:
- CLICK HERE to read articles that will help you throughout your separation and divorce.
- Complimentary copies of Divorce Magazine and our Divorce Guide are available at our office. Divorce Magazine and Divorce Guide provide individuals and families who are going through the transition of separation and divorce with information, support, and guidance.
- CLICK HERE to read an article by Kansas City divorce lawyer Abraham D. Kuhl published in the Independence Examiner’s “How To” series titled, “How to: Choose a Reputable Divorce Attorney.”
- CLICK HERE to read a bulletin about Kansas City divorce lawyer Abraham D. Kuhl being honored as a recipient of the 2015 Missouri Lawyers Weekly “Up & Coming” Award.
- CLICK HERE to read an article by Kansas City divorce lawyer Abraham D. Kuhl published in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers titled, “Family Law Online: The Impact of the Internet.”
- CLICK HERE to read an article by Kansas City divorce lawyer Abraham D. Kuhl published in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers titled, “Post-Majority Educational Support for Children in the Twenty-First Century.”
US News and World Report Best Law Firms receipient
US News and World Report Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year – Family Law Mediation – James H. Young