When people contact a family law attorney, they are often in the middle of an emergency. They may be involved in a dispute over child custody or marital property division. They may be either a victim of or accused of domestic violence.
As your lawyer, I will give you the information you need to make good decisions. We tell our clients what they can expect given how Missouri family courts have ruled in cases similar to theirs. This will help you set realistic expectations for your case.
My goal is to help you preserve your assets to start your new life rather than spend money on fights that don't need to be fought and have a low likelihood of success. At the same time, we are ready and willing to go to court if needed to help you receive everything you are entitled to receive under Missouri law.
We handle all types of family law concerns, including:
Separation and divorce: We will guide you through the Missouri divorce process and protect your interests at every stage.
Child custody and visitation: We will help you negotiate a child custody and visitation plan that preserves your relationship with your children.
Child support and spousal support: We will ensure that child support and alimony are calculated fairly and accurately under Missouri's guidelines.
Post-divorce modifications: If your circumstances have changed since your divorce, we will help you modify your custody or support order.
Enforcement: If your ex is not providing you support or visitation per your divorce order, we'll help you file a court action to enforce the order.
Adoption: We handle stepparent, relative and private adoptions in Missouri.