Kristen M. Buzzelli

Law Office of Kristen M. Buzzelli LLC

Kansas City, Missouri 64030


Asset Distribution, Child Custody, Child Support Modification, Co-Parenting, Divorce, Domestic Relations, Family Law, Legal Separation, Spousal Support

Kristen Buzzelli graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law in May of 2010 with certificates in elder law and trial advocacy.

While attending law school, Ms. Buzzelli served as a Rule 719 Attorney at Kansas Legal Services assisting victims of domestic violence in various family law matters.  Ms. Buzzelli was a member of the Student Bar Association Society and Women in Law Society, as well as maintaining part-time employment for the student housing department.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Buzzelli graduated from the Honor’s College of Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and a minor in child welfare.  In college, Ms. Buzzelli was a resident mentor, member of the All University Judicial Board, and Vice President of Sigma Alpha Iota.  Ms. Buzzelli also conducted an internship at Capitol Area Child and Family Services, where she assisted children aging out of foster care with their transition to independent living.

Kristen Buzzelli’s compassion and understanding of emotional difficulties arising during high conflict family law cases make her an exemplary attorney. During law school and after graduation, Ms. Buzzelli focused on family law litigation. Ms. Buzzelli has completed advanced training as a family law mediator and as a guardian ad litem, serving the best interests of children.  Ms. Buzzelli is tenacious in her representation of her clients and takes her role as their attorney very seriously.

In her free time, Ms. Buzzelli is passionate about volunteerism donating time to animal rights organizations. Ms. Buzzelli has three dogs that she has rehabilitated. Ms. Buzzelli is a kind hearted, generous soul to both her two legged and four legged friends.


At the Law Office of Kristen M. Buzzelli, LLC, we try to alleviate the stress of divorce by encouraging our clients to participate in mediation. Mediation is a confidential process whereby the parties meet with a neutral person and they work toward resolving their issues between themselves.

This means putting together a plan where the parties agree to distribution of assets and liabilities. They decide which one of them gets to stay in the family home and whether one of them will receive financial support from the other one. Most importantly, they can put together a mutually agreed upon parenting plan and submit it to the court for approval.

Courts find that the parties are generally more satisfied, and more likely to comply with court orders, when they have resolved the issues on their own.

Some things you should know about mediation:

  • It is confidential. With few exceptions, the mediator cannot be subpoenaed to court for testimony.
  • The mediator does not give legal advice, but only directs the discussion so that the issues in controversy are identified and guides the parties to a discussion so they can come up with their own we un
  • The attorneys may or may not be present, depending on the wishes of the parties.
  • It generally saves money because there are fewer court appearances.

Our office offers mediation in both Kansas and Missouri.  For more information about our mediation services, contact us at the Law Office of Kristen M. Buzzelli, LLC. Our office is in Lee’s Summit, MO, and we serve several neighboring counties in both Missouri and Kansas.