Missouri Divorce Lawyers
Kansas City, MO Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience
- (816) 505-1111
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Springfield, MO Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
DEFENDING YOUR FAMILY
My name is Shelly Reneé Reece and I have been an attorney in Springfield, MO and the Southwest Missouri area since 1998. As a wife and a mother of two children, I understand your family is the most important aspect of your life. I know you are going through a difficult time. You have made the right decision to seek legal advice and our family law, criminal defense, estate planning, civil litigation, and mediation lawyer teams look forward to assisting...
Family law is often a confusing time for people. Kristen helps her clients be prepared for the legal issues that come during emotional times when family dynamics are changing. This include divorces, changing or modifying custody orders, child support issues, child custody issues, and paternity actions.
Animal matters are an area of law that is growing. Pet owners find themselves facing fines and possible jail time. If you're a pet owner and find yourself facing some sort of legal problem, Kristen can help. Kristen...
Growing up on corn and soybean row crop farm outside of Oregon, Missouri, Chris learned the value of hard work and small town values. A graduate of South...
No matter your family law issue, we are here to help. With over 20 years of legal experience, we have the background and work ethic to help you in any situation. I take pride in...
After finishing law school, I worked for a mid-sized law firm representing many of the largest American financial and industrial companies. In 2006 I opened my own practice, The Smith Law Firm, LLC.
Since that time he has represented thousands of individuals in...
She is a member of the Missouri Bar Association. Ms. Piper was named a Rising Star, Up and Coming Lawyer for the State of Missouri by Missouri Lawyers Weekly for 2009; a Rising Star, Up and Coming Lawyer for 2010-2015 by Missouri Super Lawyers; and was named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2017-2020 in the practice area of Family Law. Ms. Piper recently received...
Joplin, MO Divorce Attorney
- (417) 781-0744
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Saint Joseph, MO Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience
- (816) 256-5440
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Her philosophy is to help clients resolve legal matters in the most effective way possible. She accomplishes this through communication, collaboration, interest-based negotiations, and other progressive strategies. Her values center on understanding her clients’ needs and meeting those needs using her legal experience and problem solving skills. While she has served in other areas of law, family law is especially...
Before joining his current firm, Seth worked at one of the largest law firms in St. Louis and served as in-house counsel for a commercial lender. He has represented secured...
For the first 6 years of her career, Rachna founded and directed Jane Doe Advocacy Center, a non-profit legal service center for survivors of sexual violence. She helped survivors navigate the legal aftermath of sexual abuse, focusing her work in family court. She also coached individuals through the criminal justice system as they participated in the prosecution of their perpetrators. During her time at Jane Doe, Rachna helped more than 600 individuals who had legal questions relating to sexual...
Divorce and custody actions are some of the most stressful life events an individual can experience. Unlike most attorneys who studied politics in school, I wanted to have a thorough understanding of how family conflict and tension can affect you and your children. I received my Bachelor's degree from Drury University, and Master's degree from Valparaiso University,...
We understand your family is the most important aspect of your life. We know you are going through a difficult time. You have made the right decision to seek legal advice and our family law, criminal defense, and estate planning lawyer teams look forward to assisting you through your legal matter. Our attorneys and staff will strive to give you the attention your family needs in navigating the Missouri court system with a divorce, child custody, modification, paternity, DUI, DWI, traffic ticket, will, trust, power of...
Kevin has dedicated his legal career to helping his clients rebuild their lives through knowledge and aggressive legal representation. Call the office today and set up a free consultation.
Kevin is admitted to the respected Missouri Bar and the United States District Court, Western District of Missouri.
After graduating high school, Bob joined the military and served eight years of active duty. While serving in Bosnia,...
Timothy graduated Magna Cum Laude from Park College with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Based Information Systems. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Timothy has been in private practice since 1998 and worked at firms representing clients involving various matters including property law, contracts, bankruptcy, personal injury, as well as family law.
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Mid-Missouri Legal Services Corporation
Jefferson City , MO
Legal Services of Southern Missouri
Cape Girardeau, MO
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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