Dallas County, Missouri Divorce Lawyers
Missouri Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
Missouri Divorce Attorney with 15 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 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, and estate planning lawyer teams look forward to assisting you through your legal matter. Our attorneys and staff will strive to give...
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...
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,...
Amy obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She went on to earn her Juris Doctor at the Paul M. Hebert School of Law at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and returned to serve the people of her home state of Missouri.
Amy enjoyed being the Chair for the St. Jude Walk/Run in Springfield...
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...
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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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