Since its inception, the human resources firepower at Law Office of Young, Jakobe & Kuhl, LLC has been impressive. Every individual in our office contributes to the success of our clients and our firm.

James H. Young | Missouri Divorce Lawyer

Mr. Young is the founder of the Law Office of Young, Jakobe & Kuhl, LLC and has been practicing in the area of Family Law for nearly twenty five years. Mr. Young is an alumnus of the College of Business at the University of Missouri-Columbia, graduating Magna Cum Laude in Economics.He received his Juris Doctor degree from that same institution.

Mr. Young is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a member as well as past president of the Missouri Chapter of that national organization. He is a member of the Missouri Bar Family Law Section and spent two terms (2001-2003) on its Executive Council and as Chair of the Section. Mr. Young is also a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, specifically the Family Law Section, and served as the Chair of that Section in 1995.He is active in a number of both multiple-county and state-wide committees, including those reviewing the child support chart and issues such as pro se litigation.

Additionally, Mr. Young has written the text for a divorce video for the Missouri Bar and has been a frequent speaker at seminars, including a recent occasion during which he discussed child support methodology and joint physical custody situations.

> CLICK HERE to listen to a radio interview of Mr. Young discussing various family law issues.

Michelle E. Jakobe | Kansas City Divorce Lawyer


Michelle E. Jakobe graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.A. in 1988 and earned her Juris Doctor degree from the Washburn University School of Law with Dean's Honors in 1991.She is licensed to practice law in both Missouri and Kansas.Ms. Jakobe has over fifteen years of experience in the private practice of Family Law and an additional seven years of experience handling Complex National Products Liability Defense Litigation.

Having joined the Law Office of Young, Jakobe & Kuhl, LLC in 2004, she has re-dedicated her practice to all areas of Family Law, including adoptions, divorce, modification, child support, custody, collaborative law, and protection from abuse. In addition, Ms. Jakobe also served as a mediator, Guardian ad Litem, and Special Master. Ms. Jakobe is currently a member of the Family Law Section of the Missouri Bar, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, the Johnson County Bar Association, the Kansas Women's Attorney Association, and the Collaborative Law Institute of Missouri.

Abraham D. Kuhl | Kansas City Family Law Attorney

Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, Mr. Kuhl attended Ralston High School where he was active in many clubs and organizations. After high school, Mr. Kuhl graduated Cum Laude from Creighton University with a degree in Business Administration. After working in the banking industry for a year, Mr. Kuhl moved to Kansas City and received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City in May 2008.

Prior to joining the Law Office of Young, Jakobe & Kuhl, LLC, Mr. Kuhl worked as a law clerk for a Kansas City business litigation firm. He also worked as an intern and then as a law clerk for the Jackson County Circuit Court and was active in the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law's Child and Family Services Clinic, where he represented clients in Family Law matters and received the clinic's "Student of the Year" award in 2008. While in law school, Mr. Kuhl participated in a number of clubs and organizations including serving as President of the Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity, Co-President of the Family Law Society, and as a staff member for the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Law Journal. Mr. Kuhl has completed both the Guardian ad Litem, the advanced Guardian ad Litem training as well as mediation training. In addition to serving as a Guardian ad Litem and a mediator, Mr. Kuhl has also served a Special Master for the 16th circuit. Mr. Kuhl has also presented at several seminars on a variety of family law issues, and is an active member of the family law section of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.

Amy Fox-Berkley | Law Office of Young, Jakobe & Kuhl, LLC

Ms. Fox-Berkley has been employed in a variety of capacities within the legal profession for more than twenty-five years, including roles as legal secretary and executive assistant for area attorneys.

Since 1999, she has been associated with the Law Office of Young, Jakobe & Kuhl, LLC. She received her Paralegal Certificate in 2002, graduating with Honors based on a 97% average. She also earned a Certificate specializing in Civil Litigation in 2003.Ms. Fox-Berkley is an Associate Member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.

Linda Schaper  | Law Office of Young, Jakobe & Kuhl, LLC

Ms. Schaper began her legal career in Independence, Kansas shortly after graduating high school.Over the years, she has worked as an administrative assistant, bookkeeper and in various legal settings in Oklahoma and Kansas, including working as a scopist for a court reporter in Tulsa, Oklahoma.Prior to joining the Law Office of Young, Jakobe & Kuhl, LLC, Ms. Schaper worked for an Overland Park insurance company in the staff attorney's office for four years.

Mary Dagenhart | Law Office of Young, Jakobe & Kuhl, LLC

Prior to joining the Law Office of Young, Jakobe & Kuhl, LLC, Ms. Dagenhart had worked as a legal secretary for 2 ½ years in the Kansas City area. She first joined the firm in 2004 and worked in the firm for about a year. She then relocated for a short time and, upon her return to Lee's Summit, Missouri, re-joined the firm in 2007.

Our Jackson County, Missouri divorce attorneys serve clients in the surrounding counties of Clay, Cass, Lafayette and Johnson County, Kansas and can be contacted at 816-246-9981

 
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