Scott Air Force Base Divorce Lawyers

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Kelly Garrett-Hicks
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Illinois Divorce Attorney with 14 years of experience

Ms. Hicks has been practicing law in St. Clair and Monroe Counties for more than 10 years. She has successfully tried numerous divorce and custody cases. She is also an experienced mediator. Ms. Hicks grew up in a... Read More »
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Gary W. Wangler
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A trusted name. Serving families.

Experienced professional legal representation for criminal defense, drug cases, divorce, child custody and support, adoption, domestic violence, DUI/DWI, lawsuits, trials and appeals. Gary Wangler is an experienced... Read More »
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Kirk C.  Stange
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Illinois Divorce Lawyer with 20 years of experience

If you are going through a divorce or family law matter, it can feel like your whole life is hanging in the balance. Not knowing what will happen to you or your family can can be overwhelming. To help clients with... Read More »
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Edward J. Blake Jr.
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Free consultation! Experienced divorce lawyer will fight for you. Call now!

I’m an experienced Illinois divorce lawyer and I will fight for the best results for you and your children. My practice includes simple and complex divorce cases, spousal support, child support, and child custody. Read More »
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Jillian Wood
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(855) 805-0595 115 Lincoln Place Court
Suite 101
Belleville, IL 62221
Belleville, IL Divorce Lawyer with 11 years of experience
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Saint Louis University School of Law
Jillian A. Wood is the Managing Partner at Stange Law Firm, PC. As part of her role, Jillian manages the legal functions within the law firm as well as important administrative matters.

Adopted by two lawyers, Jillian followed in her parent’s footsteps and became a lawyer to help her clients get what they deserve. Jillian makes sure you understand your rights in your family law case. She understands that you need someone you can lean on during this difficult time and will make sure you are kept up to date with your case. As a trained mediator and collaborative law attorney,...
Gary W. Wangler
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ALII Gold
Belleville, IL Divorce Lawyer with 38 years of experience
(618) 206-6232 114 Lincoln Place Court
Suite #103
Belleville, IL 62221-7884
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
University of Illinois College of Law
Experienced professional legal representation for criminal defense, drug cases, divorce, child custody and support, adoption, domestic violence, DUI/DWI, lawsuits, trials and appeals. Gary Wangler is an experienced attorney practicing in the Metro East and greater Southern Illinois area. Contact Gary Wangler with your legal questions or concerns at (618) 206-6232 or at (618) 514-3286 or by email at:garywanglerlaw@gmail.com. Gary Wangler is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law. He is licensed to practice before the Illinois Supreme Court, the Fifth District Appellate Court and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. He has...
Anna Feygina
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Belleville, IL Divorce Lawyer with 6 years of experience
(618) 310-3711 115 Lincoln Place Court, Suite 101
Belleville, IL 62221
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Saint Louis University School of Law
Anna Feygina is an Associate Attorney in the Belleville office of Stange Law Firm, P.C., and is licensed to practice law in Missouri and Illinois. She has limited her practice to family law, including divorce, child custody, child support, paternity and other family law matters. Ms. Feygina was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and moved to St. Louis, Missouri with her family at the age of fifteen. Ms. Feygina received her Juris Doctorate from Saint Louis University Law School. While attending law school, she worked for over two years at the Legal Services of Eastern Missouri handling family...
Andrew J. Rankin
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Belleville, IL Divorce Lawyer with 10 years of experience
(855) 805-0595 115 Lincoln Place Court
Suite 101
Belleville, IL 62221
Divorce and Family
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Drew is originally from Highland, Illinois and is a Partner for Stange Law Firm, PC who manages the Illinois offices of the firm. Drew obtained his Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management from Southern Illinois University. After college Drew worked as a professional pilot and flight instructor where he worked hand in hand with pilots and student pilots. Drew then went on and earned his Juris Doctorate from Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, Illinois. After law school, Andrew gained experience working for another law firm in Illinois and the Office of the State’s Attorney for Madison County,...
Carmen Keller
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Belleville, IL Divorce Lawyer
(855) 805-0595 115 Lincoln Place Ct.
Suite 101
Belleville, IL 62221
Divorce and Family
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Finding a family law attorney in Belleville, Illinois is an extremely personal decision. Family law attorneys help through some of your most difficult times, touching on some of the most important aspects of your life. Carmen Keller is an understanding and empathetic Junior Associate Attorney who is able to help families through these difficult times.

Carmen graduated with her undergraduate degree in Communication Studies and received a minor in Pre-professional English. She graduated with honors, was named an Outstanding Senior in the Communications Department, and was a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success. She then continued her education...
Kelley V. Zuber
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Lebanon, IL Divorce Attorney with 20 years of experience
(618) 513-0716 107 W. St. Louis Street
Lebanon, IL 62254
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
I am a former prosecutor for Jackson, St. Clair, and Union Counties with extensive trial experience ready to help you when you need it most.
Jamie Mitchell
Claimed Lawyer ProfileResponsive Law
O'Fallon, IL Divorce Attorney with 11 years of experience
(618) 855-9033 220 E. State Street
O'Fallon, IL 62269
Divorce and Family
Saint Louis University School of Law
Kelly Garrett-Hicks
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldSocial Media
Belleville, IL Divorce Attorney with 14 years of experience
(618) 551-0300 20 East Main Street
Belleville, IL 62220
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning and Family
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Ms. Hicks has been practicing law in St. Clair and Monroe Counties for more than 10 years. She has successfully tried numerous divorce and custody cases. She is also an experienced mediator. Ms. Hicks grew up in a small town in Monroe County and returned to the area to practice law. She resides with her husband and son in Columbia.
Emily E. Scott
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Swansea, IL Divorce Lawyer with 13 years of experience
(618) 416-3526 4509 N. Illinois St.
Ste 4
Swansea, IL 62226
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Emily is a determined and fierce advocate for her clients. At the same time her welcoming smile and friendly personality will put you at ease when discussing your legal problem. Emily has spent the last 12 years representing clients in real estate, eviction and installment sales contract cases. Whether it is negotiating a settlement or taking a case to court, Emily’s experience allows her to get results for her clients.

Emily has an Urban and Regional Planning degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a law degree from Southern Illinois University. While in law school, she worked for...
Caitlin M. Fiello Schwartz
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Swansea, IL Divorce Attorney with 6 years of experience
(618) 416-3526 4509 N. Illinois Ave.
Ste., 4
Swansea, IL 62226
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Probate and Real Estate
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Caitlin is a strong and hard-working advocate for her clients. She believes that it is important for her client’s voice to be heard no matter what type of case they have. She is experienced both inside and outside the courtroom, having helped clients negotiate fair settlements when she can and taking their case to court when necessary. Her wide experience includes: real estate, foreclosure, landlord/tenant, and family matters (divorce, custody, support and domestic violence issues).

Caitlin prides herself on listening to her clients so that she knows what is important to them and what their goal is. She...
Amy F. Campbell Spector
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Belleville, IL Divorce Lawyer with 10 years of experience
(618) 551-0300 20 E. Main Street
Belleville, IL 62220
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Amy F. Spector is a managing partner with Hicks & Spector, L.L.C. She is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois . Ms. Spector holds a B.S. in Business Administration from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she majored in Marketing and minored in Psychology. Ms. Spector received her Juris Doctorate Degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, Illinois, where she was an active member of the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity, as well as the student division of the American Bar Association.

After law school, Ms. Spector went on...
Colin Artinger
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Belleville, IL Divorce Attorney with 3 years of experience
(618) 920-6439 15 N. 1st St. (Suite 200)
Belleville, IL 62220
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Saint Louis University School of Law
Attorney Colin Artinger is the founder of Artinger Law, LLC and has distinguished himself as one of the St. Louis market's premier contract drafting attorneys focusing his practice on uncontested family law matters, estate planning, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, and business law. Colin values that his work allows him to make a direct, positive impact on the lives of people who have experienced stressful or exciting events, such as navigating a divorce or starting a business. He has a genuine compassion for helping clients who need the services Artinger Law can offer.

Prior to law school, Colin graduated from Saint Louis...
Stan Weller
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Belleville, IL Divorce Attorney with 21 years of experience
(618) 277-3476 1 S. Church St.
Suite 202
Belleville, IL 62220
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Domestic Violence and Family
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Stan R. Weller is a practicing attorney in the Southern Illinois/Metro East St. Louis area. He established the Weller Law Firm in 2006 after a number of years in private firms, as well as a period with the Illinois Attorney General’s office working in the Sexually Violent Persons Unit. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1992 and his Juris Doctorate degree from the Southern Illinois University of Carbondale in 1998. He is a certified mediator, arbitrator, and former guardian ad litem, but concentrates his practice in the areas of family law and...
Jeanna N. Storment
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
(618) 233-7900 521 W. Main St.
Suite 100
Belleville, IL 62220
Free ConsultationBelleville, IL Divorce Lawyer with 6 years of experience
Divorce, Family, Foreclosure Defense and Probate
Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Faulkner University
Natalie G Bower
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Belleville, IL Divorce Attorney
123 W Washington
Belleville, IL 62220
Divorce and Family
Natalie Bower is a Partner with Coffee Ward & Bower, LLP and has devoted her practice for the past 7 years exclusively to the area of family law. Natalie Bower’s experience includes advocating for clients in contested and non-contested divorces, establishing parentage (paternity), litigating initial determinations and modifications of child custody, child support and spousal support (maintenance/alimony) matters, as well as handling Orders of Protection, military divorces, jurisdictional disputes, and asset/property and retirement divisions. Natalie Bower has represented families in St. Clair, Madison, Monroe, Clinton and Macoupin Counties as well as other surrounding counties. Natalie...
Sarah E Ward
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Belleville, IL Divorce Lawyer
(618) 825-0059 123 W. Washington
Belleville, IL 62220
Divorce and Family
Sarah E. Ward is a Partner with Coffee Ward & Bower, LLP. Sarah Ward has practiced over 6 years in Belleville, Illinois, primarily in the area of family law and has represented families in St. Clair County, Madison County, Monroe County, Clinton County and counties throughout Central and Southern Illinois. Sarah Ward has extensive family law advocacy experience, including representation on behalf of clients in contested custody and removal matters, as well as those who are current or retired military personnel. Sarah Ward has presented at legal education seminars in St. Louis on family...
Megan M. Gilbreth
Claimed Lawyer Profile
(618) 233-7900 521West Main Street
Suite 100
Belleville, IL 62220
Free ConsultationBelleville, IL Divorce Attorney with 7 years of experience
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Foreclosure Defense
MEGAN M. GILBRETH, born in Belleville, Illinois.

License: Illinois 2012
Education: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (B.S. in Social Work, Summa Cum Laude, 2007); St. Louis University School of Law (J.D., 2010)

Areas of Practice: Ms. Gilbreth practices in the following areas of law: Family Law, Divorce, Guardianships, Estates and Trusts, Litigation, as well as General Practice.

Illinois State Bar Association Section Member: Family Law
Sean Murley
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Belleville, IL Divorce Attorney
(618) 444-1618 7 Walnut Street
Belleville, IL 62220
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Richard J Coffee
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Belleville, IL Divorce Lawyer
123 W Washington
Belleville, IL 62220
Divorce and Family
With more than 35 years as an attorney, Richard Coffee has experience in the areas of business, real estate, insurance, education, juvenile court, probate, trusts, bankruptcy, foreclosure, and family law to better serve our clients. Richard Coffee has extensive family law advocacy experience, including representation on behalf of clients who are current or retired military personnel, clients with matters involving state jurisdictional issues when families relocate, clients with government or private retirement valuation and division issues, and cases involving public education issues. ?Prior to engaging in private practice in southwestern Illinois for the past 16 years, Richard Coffee...
Roza Berlinski Gossage
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Belleville, IL Divorce Lawyer with 48 years of experience
(618) 277-6800 521 W Main St
Belleville, IL 62220
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Family
Jennifer Behme
Claimed Lawyer Profile
(618) 233-7900 521 W MAIN ST
Suite 100
BELLEVILLE, IL 62220
BELLEVILLE, IL Divorce Attorney with 12 years of experience
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Probate
Kathleen L Hammock
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Highland, IL Divorce Lawyer
(618) 882-4525 In Highland...
102 Executive Dr.
Highland, IL 62249
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Family
Saint Louis University School of Law
Hammock Law LLC was formed in 2010. The firm focuses entirely on providing mediation services to businesses and individuals. Many referrals come directly from lawyers whose clients would like to bring an end to a lawsuit or other type of dispute. And many people come directly to mediation before a lawsuit is filed or even before lawyers are retained.
Nathaniel Elmore
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Edwardsville, IL Divorce Lawyer with 5 years of experience
(618) 692-8225 315 N. Main St.
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Nathaniel A. Elmore was born in Granite City, Illinois. He received his law degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2014. After graduating from SIU Law he clerked for the Williamson County Public Defender’s Office, where he assisted in all stages of murder, felony, and misdemeanor trial practice, gaining invaluable courtroom experience.

After leaving the public defender’s office Nathaniel returned to Madison County, Illinois, and began working with a Family Law focused firm. There he became accustomed to high asset divorce and complex litigation, handling cases such as divorce, custody, visitation, child support, the division of assets, and guardianship...
Michael J Swanson
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Edwardsville, IL Divorce Attorney with 10 years of experience
(618) 692-8225 315 North Main Street, Suite 1
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Divorce, Family, Personal Injury and Probate
Saint Louis University School of Law
Michael J. Swanson is an experienced courtroom attorney who knows how to navigate the court system to aggressively represent his clients and maximize favorable outcomes. Prior to joining the law firm of Swanson & Sackett P.C., Michael served as the Managing Attorney in the Madison County State's Attorney's Office child support division. In this role, he handled thousands of cases each year and gained extensive courtroom experience. Michael earned his Juris Doctorate at Saint Louis University and his bachelor's degree at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE), which he attended following his six-year enlistment with the U.S. Air Force....
Barbara L Sherer
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial MediaResponsive Law
Edwardsville, IL Divorce Lawyer
(618) 692-6656 517 Saint Louis Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Divorce, Criminal, Probate and Real Estate
Washington University in St. Louis
Barbara has been practicing law in the St. Louis Metro East area for over 27 years, concentrating in the areas of family law, real estate law, criminal defense and general civil practice.

She completed both her undergraduate degree and Juris Doctorate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. During law school, she clerked on the Court of Appeals in Eastern Missouri and worked at a personal injury law firm.

After graduating, she worked at the Law Firm of Lucco, Brown, and Mudge in Edwardsville, Illinois. Additionally, Barbara was the lead attorney in the Domestic Violence/Child Support Enforcement Unit of the Madison County...
Dustin A. Maguire
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Edwardsville, IL Divorce Attorney with 5 years of experience
(618) 692-5255 118 N. Kansas Street
Suite B
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Divorce and Family
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
Dustin Maguire is an Attorney and Mediator in Edwardsville. He works directly with his clients from the beginning to the end of their cases. Dustin focuses his practice on assisting family law clients in understanding how the law applies to their situation and providing the insight and information to make well-informed decisions.
Angela Dahn Tanner
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Edwardsville, IL Divorce Attorney with 19 years of experience
(618) 307-7100 5 Club Centre Ct.
Suite A
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Divorce and Family
Washington University School of Law
Regina Wells is a Senior Associate Attorney at Stange Law Firm, PC in the West County office located in Ellisville, Missouri. She is licensed to practice law in the state of Missouri. Regina represents clients in a wide variety of family law matters, including, divorce, child custody, child support, guardianship and other domestic relation matters. Note: The choice of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Regina Wells is responsible for the content. Principle place of business 120 South Central Avenue, Suite 450, St. Louis (Clayton), MO 63105.
Megan M. Nolan
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Edwardsville, IL Divorce Attorney with 11 years of experience
(618) 307-7100 6 Club Centre Ct.
Suite A
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Saint Louis University School of Law
Devin C. DiDominicus
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Edwardsville, IL Divorce Lawyer with 5 years of experience
(618) 692-8225 315 N. Main Street
STE 1
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Probate
DePaul College of Law
Devin C. DiDominicus was born in Granite City, Illinois. He received his law degree from DePaul College of Law in Chicago, Illinois where he won awards for his superior performance in trial advocacy, litigation strategies, and securities law. After spending time with the Cook County Public Defender’s Office, he returned to southern Illinois to open his own practice. While practicing on his own, he handled family cases, including complex and contested divorces, as well as criminal and testamentary matters. Counselor DiDominicus now works with the firm of Swanson and Sackett, P.C.
Emma Curtis
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Maryville, IL Divorce Attorney
(855) 805-0595 25 Professional Park Drive
Suite B
Maryville, IL 62062
Divorce and Family
Saint Louis University School of Law
Emma Curtis is a Senior Associate Attorney with Stange Law Firm, PC. She puts the needs of her clients at the forefront and can assist clients with their divorce or family law matters from the firm's Maryville, Illinois office.

The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. Emma Curtis is responsible for the content. Headquarters office: 120 S. Central Avenue, Suite 450, Clayton, MO 63105.
Patricia L Dennis
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Edwardsville, IL Divorce Attorney with 22 years of experience
(618) 659-9200 Lexow Professional Building
60 S State Highway 157, Suite D1
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Saint Louis University School of Law
Robert Elovitz
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Edwardsville, IL Divorce Lawyer with 31 years of experience
(618) 692-4800 521 St Louis St
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
27 years experience defending those accused of serious criminal offenses. Over 20 years experience representing people in contested family matters and high-asset divorces. Extensive jury trial experience in criminal and civil courts. 24 years experience in the defense of serious Federal Criminal cases.
Gale P. Stipes
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Edwardsville, IL Divorce Lawyer with 37 years of experience
(618) 692-9444 220 S Buchanan St
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Consumer and Family
At Law Office of Gale P. Stipes, P.C., our clients always come first. Every client is treated with courtesy and honesty. We will keep you informed through the entire case and pride ourselves on being accessible to our clients. Our experience and integrity have earned us a reputation as one of Madison County, Illinois' premier legal firms. Whether we are representing you in a divorce, child support, visitation or other family matter or are mediating your divorce or visitation issues our experience and consistent track record of uncompromising ethics instills confidence and trust. Attorney Gale Stipes is dedicated to representing you...
Joshua Mistler
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Columbia, IL Divorce Lawyer with 21 years of experience
(618) 281-7620 217 S. Main Street
Columbia, IL 62236
Divorce, Business, Construction and Real Estate
Adam Schaffer
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Belleville, IL Divorce Attorney
(618) 310-3711 115 Lincoln Place Court
Suite 101
Belleville, IL 62221
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Saint Louis University School of Law and Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Adam Schaffer is a Senior Attorney at Stange Law Firm, PC. Stange Law Firm, PC is a family law firm with multiple offices in the St. Louis Metro Area in Missouri and Illinois, including: St. Louis County (Clayton), Missouri West St. Louis County (Ellisville), Missouri Jefferson County (Arnold), Missouri Franklin County (Union), Missouri Madison County (Edwarsdville), Illinois St. Clair County (Belleville), Illinois St. Louis City, Missouri (By Appointment Only) Call us today at 314-963-4700. *The choice of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements.* Adam Schaffer is responsible for the content. ...
O Fallon, IL Divorce Lawyer with 23 years of experience
(618) 277-5500 1405 N Green Mount Rd
O Fallon, IL 62269
Divorce, Family and Insurance Defense
Saint Louis University School of Law
Belleville, IL Divorce Attorney
(618) 397-5858 11 S High St
Belleville, IL 62220
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Belleville, IL Divorce Lawyer
(618) 235-2110 300 S Charles St
Belleville, IL 62220
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Belleville, IL Divorce Lawyer
(618) 233-7900 521 W Main St
Belleville, IL 62220
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Belleville, IL Divorce Attorney with 15 years of experience
(618) 234-1200 111 West Washington St
Belleville, IL 62220
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Family
St Louis Univ School of Law

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Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc.
(618) 398-0958
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Considering divorce?

If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.

Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.

Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.

Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.


Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).

Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.

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