Jefferson City, Missouri Divorce Lawyers

Columbia, MO Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience
(573) 443-5202 11 N 5th St
Columbia, MO 65201
Divorce, Business, Family and Personal Injury
Ms. Carrie B. Williamson
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St. Robert, MO Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
(573) 336-5222 243 VFW Memorial Drive
St. Robert, MO 65584
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Probate
University of Missouri - Columbia
I am lawyer practicing in central Missouri. My practice focuses personal bankruptcies (Chapters 7 and 13) and on family law matters, including divorce, child custody and support matters, modifications, paternity actions, and guardianships and conservatorships. I also handle probate matters, landlord-tenant actions, civil matters, and real estate cases. I enjoy hiking, bicycling, and gardening and spending time with my husband and our pets.
Mr. C. Curran Coulter II
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(636) 244-6050 814 First Capital Drive
St. Charles, MO 63301
Free ConsultationSt. Charles, MO Divorce Attorney with 7 years experience
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Saint Louis University
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Joel Case
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(636) 861-1111 1190 Meramec Sta. Rd.
Suite 203
ballwin, 63021
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Saint Louis University School of Law
Joel has been practicing law for over 40 years. Before opening his private law practice, he held positions in the U.S. Department of Justice, both in the U.S. Attorney's Office and its Civil Rights Division, where he earned a Special Achievement Award for 'sustained superior performance". Joel learned tenacity early on. He lettered in football while playing on the 1959 University of Missouri Orange Bowl team, and that year, the coaches bestowed him with the "Oil Can" Award for showing the most hustle and morale on the Tiger team. He began his practice with many...
Ron Ribaudo
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Ballwin, MO Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
(636) 485-8252 361 Quail View Drive
Ballwin, MO 63021
Divorce, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Family
University of Missouri - Columbia
A former Assistant Attorney General and appellate law clerk, Mr. Ribaudo founded The Ribaudo Law Firm in 2008. Mr. Ribaudo, who has worked on appeals in the U.S. Supreme Court, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Missouri Supreme Court, and the Missouri Court of Appeals (W.D., S.D., and E.D.), is licensed in Missouri. (He previously was admitted to practice in Illinois, Kansas, and New York.) He graduated in the top of his class, and was a (publishing) member of the Missouri Law Review. Mr. Ribaudo's primary practice area is appellate law. In 2007, he...
Tonya Page
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Kirkwood, MO Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(800) 227-2727 12166 Old Big Bend Rd
Ste 100
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Divorce and Family
University of Missouri - Columbia
Tonya D. Page is an attorney handling divorce cases in St. Louis and throughout the state of Missouri. In addition to divorce cases, Tonya handles dissolutions, division of property, annulment, child custody, child support, modifications, restraining orders, and maintenance (alimony).
Scott J Schrum
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(573) 436-4529 117 East High Street
Potosi, MO 63664
Potosi, MO Divorce Lawyer with 5 years experience
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Workers' Comp
Saint Louis University School of Law
Scott Schrum is a life-long resident of Southeast Missouri. He was born and raised in Iron and Washington Counties. Before becoming an attorney, Scott worked in his family's construction business pouring concrete. He successfully managed his family’s business for over ten years.

Scott is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Missouri, Arkansas, and Alaska. He began his legal career practicing workers’ compensation, personal injury, and chapter 7 bankruptcy. He is now a Partner at Marler Schrum Law and handles a wide variety of legal issues including family matters, workers' compensation, personal...
Charles Webb Taylor
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Saint Charles, MO Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(636) 947-7100 400 North Fifth Street
Suite 110
Saint Charles, MO 63301
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Family
Washington University School of Law
Born: Alexandria, Virginia Education: University of Missouri-Columbia, B.A. with Honors in Political Science, 1991 Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1994 Awards and Honors: J.G. Heinberg Scholarship for Excellence in Political Science Golden Key National Honor Society 1987-1991 Affiliations and Organizations: Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Society 1987-1991 President, Pro Bono Law Association 1991-1994 Missouri Bar Association 1994-present United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri 1998-present St. Charles County Bar Association 1998-present Probate and Trust Law Committee of the Missouri Bar 2003-present Bio: Mr. Taylor spent three years with...
Laurie Ann Knight
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Chesterfield, MO Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(636) 200-5533 13321 N Outer 40 Road
Suite 500
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Juvenile
University of Missouri - Columbia
Attorney Laurie A. Knight is an accomplished and experience lawyer practicing family law, criminal defense, estate planning, business law, and bankruptcy. She studied biology as an undergraduate at Saint Louis University before enrolling in the University of Missouri Columbia School of Law. She graduated with her J.D. in 2005 having served as an active member of the law school community. Laurie is admitted to practice in the State of Missouri and in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri. She attends various legal events, supports several legal organizations, and frequently donates her time to serve indigent people. Laurie is...
Bert Fulk
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St. Charles, MO Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(636) 946-0960 121 N. 5th St.
St. Charles, MO 63301
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Saint Louis University School of Law
Bert Fulk, Attorney at Law provides award-winning Criminal Defense, DWI, DUI, Divorce, Family Law, and Personal Injury representation in St. Louis and St. Charles
Eric L. Boehmer
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St. Charles, MO Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(636) 896-4020 1603 Boones Lick Road
St. Charles, MO 63301
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
University of Missouri - Columbia
Eric Boehmer is an attorney with the experience, confidence and knowledge to deal with the authorities when it comes to defending individuals against criminal charges and defending your rights. Eric’s passion is the courtroom and trying cases. He has tried numerous Judge and Jury trials with an extremely high success rate. He has multiple acquittals in Class A felony jury trials as well as many lower level felony and misdemeanors. Eric’s proven track record and attention to detail in working for his clients has earned him a well deserved reputation as a successful attorney.
Ramona A Gau
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(573) 436-4529 117 East High Street
Potosi, MO 63664
Potosi, MO Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Missouri - Columbia
Ramona Gau graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hannibal LaGrange University. It was actually a very specific, negative incident during her time that helped her make the decision between being a police officer and being a lawyer. Seeking to live out the concept her dear Mother instilled in her, that if "you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life", Ramona went on to the University of Missouri- Columbia Law School. There she had the distinguished honor of placing in the Moot Court Top 10.

Because she understands that attorneys typically meet people going through especially hard...
Jonathan D Marks
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O'Fallon, MO Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience
1001 Boardwalk Spring Pl
O'Fallon, MO 63368
Divorce and Family
University of Missouri - Columbia
Jonathan Marks received his Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri – Columbia in 1993 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri – Columbia in 1997. Jonathan is admitted to practice in the State of Missouri, the State of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the...
Martha (Martie) M Clark
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St. Charles, MO Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(636) 922-5529 2460 Executive Drive #120
St. Charles, MO 63303
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Family law attorney, child custody, child support, paternity, adoption, divorce, dissolution of marriage. Traffic, wills, criminal.
Brian Sinclair
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Troy, MO Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(636) 528-4388 850 E. Cherry Street Ste F
Troy, MO 63379
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Juvenile
University of Missouri - Columbia
The Sinclair Law Office, LLC is a full service law practice focusing on bankruptcy, disability, estate planning, family law, traffic, DWI, and criminal cases with a special emphasis on felony criminal cases. Please contact the Sinclair Law Office, LLC at 636-528-4388.
Carla Jean Zolman
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St. Louis, MO Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience
(314) 846-6633 10805 Sunset Office Drive
Suite 312
St. Louis, MO 63127
Divorce and Family
Saint Louis University School of Law
Since establishing the Zolman Law Firm in 1996, Carla has earned a reputation as a skilled and effective negotiator. Carla’s organization and preparation before trial, along with her excellent ability to reason a case and consider it from many different angles, contributes to her growing business and list of referrals. Carla works hard to give you the personal attention that helps as you go through this tough time in your life. She has represented hundreds of satisfied clients who continue to refer others to her legal practice. As a lawyer with an engineering background, Carla uses the qualities...
Erika J. Wentzel
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St. Charles, MO Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(636) 442-4529 820 S. Main St.
Suite 200
St. Charles, MO 63301
Free ConsultationDivorce, Consumer, Estate Planning and Family
Saint Louis University School of Law
Erika Wentzel is a partner at Flesner Wentzel. During law school, Erika completed programs in Employment Law, Taxation, and International Law. Erika studied international law in Innsbruck, Madrid, and the Hague. During law school, Erika interned in the human resources department of the Saint Louis Zoo. After law school, Erika volunteered full time for Legal Services of Eastern Missouri as a consumer protection attorney. Erika initially practiced primarily in the areas of consumer protection and estate planning but she has also been working on family law cases since she graduated from Saint Louis University Law School...
Christine L. Freeman
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St. Charles, MO Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(636) 477-6267 2440 Executive Dr., Suite 112
St. Charles, MO 63303
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Saint Louis University
Ms. Freeman's primary areas of practice include: Domestic and Family Law matters: Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Paternity, Orders of Protection, Contempt of Court, Adoption; Juvenile matters including Parental Representation. Criminal matters: Domestic Violence; Child Abuse, Child Neglect and Endangerment; DWI/DUI; License Reinstatement; Traffic Violations; and other Criminal Offenses; Civil Matters: Breach of Contract; Landlord/Tenant Actions, Declaratory Judgments for Vehicle Titles; Additionally, Ms. Freeman is certified by the Missouri Bar Association as a Guardian ad Litem for matters concerning the interest and welfare of children and for adults alleged as incompetent in certain probate matters....
Sarah Brown
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(636) 949-3111 533 Jefferson St
St. Charles, MO 63301
St. Charles, MO Divorce Lawyer
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Regent University School of Law
Sara L. Marler
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(573) 436-4529 117 East High Street
Potosi, MO 63664
Potosi, MO Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
New England Law | Boston
After completing her undergraduate degree at Maryville University - St. Louis, law school took Sara Marler to Boston. She attended New England University Law School, where she graduated cum laude and Top 10% of her class. It was Sara's sense of hometown and community that brought her back to Southeast Missouri.

A respected attorney once told her "Caring makes this job hard, but caring is what makes you good at what you do," and she's kept those impactful words with her over the last 15 years of her career. Sara is a compassionate advocate, having been the voice of children,...
Simone Haberstock McCartney
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Kirkwood, MO Divorce Attorney with 27 years experience
(314) 431-0260 1099 Milwaukee Ave.
Suite 40
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Juvenile
Saint Louis University
Simone started her own law firm nearly 30 years ago with a specific mission – to provide competent, strong legal representation that is affordable and supports the individual, not only in making the legal decisions required, but in moving through an often confusing and difficult transition. We know that our approach and our relationships with each client separates us from other lawyers. We try to understand who each client is; hear and identify their unique needs and concerns; and guide them in developing reasonable goals that can help us develop both a vision for...
Laurie (McMillan) Dodd
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St. Peters, MO Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(636) 922-1888 1284 Jungermann Road, Suite A
St. Peters, MO 63376
Free ConsultationDivorce, DWI, Domestic Violence and Family
Saint Louis University School of Law
I graduated law school at Saint Louis University School of Law in 2007. After several years of working for the big firms, I started my own practice, specializing in criminal defense, family law, and personal injury. Formerly known as Laurie A. McMillan, Attorney at Law.
Scott Chandler Trout
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Saint Louis, MO Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience
(314) 725-0000 11737 Administration Drive, #200
Saint Louis, MO 63146
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Saint Louis University School of Law
Scott C. Trout is the Managing Partner of Cordell & Cordell, a firm focusing exclusively on domestic relations for men. Mr. Trout has been recognized as one of the leading attorneys in the family law area. He was named Missouri SuperLawyer in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. Mr. Trout has appeared in all three District Appellate Courts in the State of Missouri, the Missouri Supreme Court, the 5th District Appellate Court in Illinois, as well as the 7th Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals.
Katherine Anne Dierdorf
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Clayton, MO Divorce Attorney with 8 years experience
(314) 896-4272 P.O. Box 16041
Clayton, MO 63124
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Washington University School of Law
Prior to opening my own law firm, I worked for one of St. Louis' largest firms. While there, I gained valuable experience in the numerous facets of civil law, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of matters. I also served as a prosecuting attorney for the City of St. Louis. As a former prosecutor, I understand the intricacies of criminal law and have the experience necessary to provide effective representation during every phase of your criminal case. Whether your troubles are civil or criminal in nature, I understand the negative impact these...
Benjamin James Borengasser
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Lake St Louis, MO Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(636) 625-0505 1000 Edgewater Point, Suite 406
Lake St Louis, MO 63367
Free ConsultationDivorce, DWI, Family and Traffic Tickets
Washington University in St. Louis
I have been practicing law in St. Charles County for nearly 15 years. I focus my practice on divorce, family law, DWI and traffic ticket defense and estate planning. I work hard to get great results and keep financial costs down. I have exceptional academic credentials, having graduated from Washington University School of Law in the top 15% of my class with numerous awards and honors.
Daniel J Baker
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Sedalia, MO Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(660) 287-3098 309 South Ohio Avenue
Sedalia, MO 65301
Free ConsultationDivorce, Collections, DWI and Family
Regent University School of Law
Daniel has been practicing law in Sedalia, Missouri, since 2008. He is licensed in the state of Missouri and in the United States District Courts for both the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri. Daniel attended law school at Regent University School of Law and has a B.S. in Mathematics from Missouri Baptist University. Daniel and his wife Crystal were foster parents for a number of years and now have three active boys. Daniel is studying Spanish and Russian and could use all of the practice he can get.
Douglas G. Bellon
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St. Charles, MO Divorce Attorney
(636) 949-3111 533 Jefferson St
St. Charles, MO 63301
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Personal Injury
University of Missouri School of Law
Kurt Xiaojuan Yao
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Arnold, MO Divorce Attorney with 3 years experience
(636) 296-3060 16 Municipal Drive
Suite C
Arnold, MO 63010
Divorce and Family
Syracuse University College of Law
Kurt Xiaojuan Yao is a Junior Associate with Stange Law Firm, PC. He is based out of Arnold, MO in Jefferson County.
Jill Anderson
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St. Charles, MO Divorce Lawyer with 7 years experience
(636) 949-3111 533 Jefferson St
St. Charles, MO 63301
Divorce, Family and Juvenile
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Hubert Edward Ryals
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Arnold, MO Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(636) 296-3060 16 Municipal Dr., Suite C
Arnold, MO 63010
Divorce and Family
University of Missouri - Columbia
Edward Ryals is an Associate Attorney at Stange Law Firm, PC in the Jefferson County office located in Arnold, Missouri. He is licensed to practice law in the state of Missouri and Illinois. Edward 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. Edward Ryals is responsible for the content. Principle place of business 120 South Central Avenue, Suite 450, St. Louis (Clayton), MO 63105.
Lloyd M. Nolan
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(314) 725-1880 13321 N. Outer 40 Road
Suite 700
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Chesterfield, MO Divorce Lawyer with 34 years experience
Divorce, Bankruptcy, DWI and Family
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Over 25 years experience in Bankruptcy, Divorce, Family Law Chapter 13, DWI Defense, Auto Accident Injuries, Trials, Appeals and General Law Practice. I have a wide variety if experince andI focus on my clients needs. I strive to provide high-quality legal services with integrity at a fair price.
Michael R. Roby
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St. Charles, MO Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(636) 940-5900 2268 Bluestone Dr.
St. Charles, MO 63303
Divorce and Family
Saint Louis University School of Law
Michael Roby is an Associate Attorney at Stange Law Firm, PC in the St. Charles County office located in St. Charles, Missouri. He is licensed to practice law in the state of Missouri. Michael Roby 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. Michael Roby is responsible for the content. Principle place of business 120 South Central Avenue, Suite 450, St. Louis (Clayton), MO 63105.
Kara S. Hofman Johnson
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Marshfield, MO Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
(417) 859-7580 216 S. Crittenden St.
Marshfield, MO 65706
Divorce, Criminal, DWI and Family
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Rick D. Massey
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O'Fallon, MO Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(636) 896-5819 1001 Boardwalk Springs Pl
Suite 111
O'Fallon, MO 63368
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Saint Louis University School of Law
After his own divorce and vigorous custody battle, Mr. Massey raised two daughters as a single parent. Because he has never forgotten how that experience effected his life, his family law practice concentrates specifically on how the divorce process impacts the children. He has helped families with their personal needs and challenges in matters ranging from divorce and custody issues to consumer law and estate planning in addition to his work with small businesses. Mr. Massey's unique combination of experience helping people with both personal and business legal issues has served his clients well in his St....
Sally S. Rajnoha
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Ballwin, MO Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience
(636) 861-1111 Suite 203
Ballwin, MO 63021
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Saint Louis University School of Law
Since 1975, Sally has worked in the legal offices of attorney Joel Case. In 1992 she became his partner and they have continued to provide legal services to the West St. Louis County and adjoining areas. Although they have a general law practice, their emphasis is in Family Law, which includes divorce, modifications, child custody, support, and paternity cases. They also write wills, trusts, powers of attorney and administer probate estates in St. Louis County and the surrounding counties.
Ryan Patrick Schellert
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St. Charles, MO Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(636) 940-5900 2268 Bluestone Dr.
St. Charles, MO 63303
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family and Juvenile
University of Missouri - Columbia
E. Rex Bradley
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Louisiana, MO Divorce Attorney with 45 years experience
(573) 754-5582 2608 Georgia Street
Louisiana, MO 63353
Free ConsultationDivorce, Collections, Criminal and Family
University of Missouri - Columbia
Awarded a rating of AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest possible rating in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards. A Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rating attests to a lawyer's legal ability and professional ethics, and reflects the confidential opinions of the Bar and the Judiciary.
Michael Watkins
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O FALLON, MO Divorce Lawyer with 45 years experience
(636) 625-6448 9979 WingHaven Blvd., Ste. 210
O FALLON, MO 63368
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
Grant Folkmann
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Union, MO Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(855) 805-0595 5 South Oak St.
Union, MO 63084
Divorce and Family
University of Tulsa College of Law
Finding the right family law office or attorney could be a difficult decision to make. Grant Folkmann is one our Senior Associate Attorneys at our firm and is practicing family law in our Union, Missouri office. Grant received his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology. He received his law degrees from the University of Tulsa (J.D.) & Washington University in St. Louis (LL.M. Intellectual Property & Technology Law). Grant is licensed to practice law in Missouri and Texas (inactive). In addition, he is licensed to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office...
Michael Boyd
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Saint Peters, MO Divorce Lawyer
(636) 229-4999 5770 Mexico Road
Suite A
Saint Peters, MO 63376
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Saint Louis University School of Law
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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.