Chesterfield, Missouri Family Lawyers

Kirk C.  Stange
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Missouri Family Law Lawyer with 20 years 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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Jill Anderson
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Dedicated and compassionate family law attorney! Call today!

I’m an experienced family law attorney and I represent clients throughout St. Louis. I provide thoughtful guidance, personal attention, and will work for the best possible outcome for you and your children. Read More »
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Sarah Brown
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Compassionate and experienced family law representation. Call today!

I’m an experienced Missouri family law attorney and I represent clients in all types of family law cases. My practice includes simple and complex divorces, spousal support, child support, and child custody. Read More »
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Paola Arzu Stange
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(855) 805-0595 120 South Central Avenue Suite 450
Suite 401
Clayton, MO 63105
Clayton, MO Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
Family
Emory University
Paola Stange handles family law cases with knowledge and passion. She is a trained mediator, collaborative law attorney and guardian ad litem. Paola was one of five guardian at litems selected by St. Louis County Circuit Court Judges in 2011 to receive the Outstanding Volunteer Domestic Violence Guardian ad Litem Award.

Paola is a hard-working individual and with her husband and Founding Partner, Kirk, keeps Stange Law Firm, PC consistently growing. Paola received her Juris Doctorate from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia and is licensed in Missouri and Georgia (inactive).

Paola enjoys giving back to her community...
Sarah Brown
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(636) 949-3111 533 Jefferson St
St. Charles, MO 63301
St. Charles, MO Family Law Lawyer
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Regent University School of Law
Thomas J. Henderson
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St. Louis, MO Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(314) 266-4400 7750 Clayton Rd. Suite 102
St. Louis, MO 63117
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Consumer and Divorce
Saint Louis University School of Law
Mr. Henderson focuses his practice in the areas of personal injury, family law, criminal defense, and driving while intoxicated cases. He practices regularly in courts in St. Louis and the surrounding counties and also handles appeals.
Rachna Lien
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Clayton, MO Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(314) 722-8557 7733 Forsyth Blvd.
11th Floor
Clayton, MO 63105
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Rachna is dedicated to helping people access the tools the legal system has to offer in settling disputes and overcoming challenging situations.

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...
John D Kershman
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(314) 963-4700 120 South Central Ave.
Suite 450
Clayton, MO 63105
Clayton, MO Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
Family and Divorce
Washington University School of Law
Mr. Kershman is a Partner at Stange Law Firm, PC. He manages the Missouri offices of the firm with the exception of the Arnold, Missouri office. Mr. Kershman received his J.D. from Washington University School of Law. Mr. Kershman is licensed in Missouri. Mr. Kershman was selected as a Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 as one of the top up-and-coming lawyers in the State of Missouri. Mr. Kershman is also Lead Counsel Rated for Family Law. Additionally, Mr. Kershman is also an adjunct professor at Washington University School of Law....
Jonathan Kass Glassman
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Clayton, MO Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(314) 378-5781 225 S. Meramec Avenue
Suite 426T
Clayton, MO 63105
Family and Divorce
Washington University in St. Louis
Charles Webb Taylor
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Saint Charles, MO Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(636) 947-7100 400 North Fifth Street
Suite 110
Saint Charles, MO 63301
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
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...
Jill Anderson
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St. Charles, MO Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(636) 949-3111 533 Jefferson St
St. Charles, MO 63301
Family, Divorce and Juvenile
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Erika J. Wentzel
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St. Charles, MO Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(636) 442-4529 820 S. Main St.
Suite 200
St. Charles, MO 63301
Free ConsultationFamily, Consumer, Divorce and Estate Planning
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...
David Schorr Betz
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St. Louis, MO Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(314) 801-8488 120 E Lockwood Ave
St. Louis, MO 63119
Family and Divorce
Saint Louis University School of Law
I have been exclusively focused on family law for over a decade. Let me apply my experience, knowledge and relationships with the court's of St. Louis County, St. Louis City, Jefferson County and St. Charles County to help get you the results you need!
Irene Costas
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Clayton, MO Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(314) 310-0144 200 South Hanley Road
Suite 208
Clayton, MO 63105
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Saint Louis University School of Law
Ms. Costas focuses her practice on matters concerning commercial, complex litigation and general civil trial matters. She provides focused legal services to clients facing civil matters including: family law, personal injury, probate, and landlord/tenant matters. Prior to entering law school, Ms. Costas worked at Washington University’s School of Medicine Clinical Outcomes Research Office where she devoted her time to studying the impact of co-morbidity on cancer survival.
Jennifer Pugh Alter
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St. Louis, MO Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(314) 932-1067 4500 W Pine Blvd
#100
St. Louis, MO 63108
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Traffic Tickets
University of Missouri - Columbia
Jennifer has been practicing law in the St. Louis area since October 2006. Her primary focus is consumer bankruptcy, but she also practices in several other areas, including personal injury, traffic tickets and warrants, and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) violations. She has worked at a large bankruptcy law firm where she handled complex matters and developed an expertise in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases. She has also worked for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee, which has given her a unique insight that is extremely beneficial to clients.
Benjamin James Borengasser
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Lake St Louis, MO Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(636) 625-0505 1000 Edgewater Point, Suite 406
Lake St Louis, MO 63367
Free ConsultationFamily, DWI, Divorce 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.
Tonya Page
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Kirkwood, MO Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(800) 227-2727 12166 Old Big Bend Rd
Ste 100
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Family and Divorce
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).
Bliss Worrell
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Clayton, MO Family Law Lawyer
(314) 833-9967 231 S. Bemiston
Clayton, MO 63105
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Saint Louis University School of Law
Bliss Worrell is a former St. Louis prosecutor who aggressively defends individuals charged with crimes and DWI/DUI offenses in the St. Louis metropolitan area and surrounding counties. She has tried a number of cases to both judge and jury. Worrell Law Firm, LLC also offers representation in a wide variety of legal matters including divorce, paternity, child custody and support and personal injury.
Cynthia Trice
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Arnold, MO Family Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(855) 805-0595 16 Municipal Drive
Suite C
Arnold, MO 63010
Family and Divorce
Southern Illinois University School of Law
Empathy is an important attribute to consider when seeking a family law attorney. You want an attorney that is not only competent and diligent but also one who understands what you are going through. Cynthia Trice is an empathetic and compassionate attorney that will help you through this rough period in your life.

Cynthia Trice is an Associate Attorney in the Arnold, Missouri office. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Webster University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies. While in college, she was a member of several honor societies including Phi Theta Kappa, Lambda Epsilon Chi, and Tau Sigma....
Cecelia M. Kendall
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Saint Louis, MO Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(314) 351-3878 2531 Hampton Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63139
Free ConsultationFamily
Valparaiso University School of Law
I attended Valparaiso University School of Law in Valparaiso, Indiana and graduated in 1997. My interest has always been in family law because I went through a contested divorce personally. After working for family court judges in the City of St. Louis for over eight years, I feel I have the tools to help you with your family law issues.
Steve D. Hardin
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St. louis, MO Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(314) 939-1395 2023 Lemay Ferry Rd.
Suite A
St. louis, MO 63125
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
University of Missouri - Columbia
My name is Steve Hardin. I am an attorney with more than sixteen years of courtroom experience. I founded the Hardin Law Firm, LLC because I have dedicated my career to helping people in trouble. My goal is to help people solve their problems and get back to their lives. I am here to help you. I am currently accepting cases in the following areas: Criminal Defense, Family Law, and Personal Injury. I WILL do the hard work your case requires. During my career, I have aggressively represented people with matters ranging from...
Douglas G. Bellon
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St. Charles, MO Family Law Attorney
(636) 949-3111 533 Jefferson St
St. Charles, MO 63301
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
University of Missouri School of Law
Richard Harper
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Clayton, MO Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(855) 805-0595 120 S. Central Avenue
Suite 450
Clayton, MO 63105
Family and Divorce
Saint Louis University School of Law
Richard is one of the Senior Associate Attorneys at Stange Law Firm, PC and he practices out of the Clayton, Missouri Office. He will listen to your family law case and will help guide you through the legal process.

Richard graduated from St. Louis University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. He later went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree from the St. Louis University School of Law. Richard has extensive litigation and legal research and writing experience, and is on the Elder Law Committee of the Missouri Bar Association.

In addition to his legal work, Richard likes to...
Steven William Neimeyer
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St. Louis, MO Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(314) 727-7100 8011 Clayton Road
Suite 207
St. Louis, MO 63117
Free ConsultationFamily, Estate Planning, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
Washington University School of Law
I have been practicing law since 1996. I have owned and operated my own Firm since 1998. I have practiced primarily in the area of family law (divorce, child custody/support, contempt, adoptions, guardianships and juvenile). I have expanded my practice to include Social Security Disability, Workers Compensation and Veterans Benefits. For the past 16 years I have also been retained by the St. Louis County Juvenile Courts to represent children in cases involving abuse and neglect. While practicing law I have also worked in the Fire Service for 13 years. In doing so,...
Mr. C. Curran Coulter II
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(314) 488-2555 130 S. Bemiston Avenue
Suite 400
Clayton, MO 63105
Free ConsultationClayton, MO Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Saint Louis University
See https://www.coulterlambson.com/our-attorneys/c-curran-coulter-ii/
Gregory Kessler
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Clayton, MO Family Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(314) 725-8000 231 S Bemiston Ave
Clayton, MO 63105
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Washington University School of Law
Cynthia M. Fox
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Clayton, MO Family Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(314) 727-4880 7751 Carondelet Avenue
Suite 700
Clayton, MO 63105
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
For over 25 years I have focused my practice in family law, with a particular emphasis on matters relating to the dissolution of marriage: divorce representation and mediation, child custody and child support. I am a native St. Louisan and a graduate of the Washington University School of Law, Class of '73. I am a divorce lawyer who has been where you are now and I understand the pain, stress and uncertainty you are experiencing. Several years ago I went through a difficult and contentious divorce and child custody battle with my ex-husband, and I have traveled this same path with...
James Ochs
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Saint Louis, MO Family Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(314) 727-2111 149 N. Meramec Avenue
2nd Floor
Saint Louis, MO 63105
Family, Business, Criminal and Personal Injury
Saint Louis University School of Law
Attorney James C. Ochs has been representing injury victims since 1984. He has practiced law in Missouri, Illinois, and surrounding states and taken on more than 125 jury trials and 500 bench trials over the course of his career. As a St. Louis personal injury attorney, he provides representation for a wide range of legal matters, including car accidents, wrongful death, workers’ compensation, truck accidents, and more. In his more than 25 years of experience, he has secured positive verdicts and settlements for his clients time and time again. His firm has been given an AV® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell® and...
Simone Haberstock McCartney
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Kirkwood, MO Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(314) 431-0260 1099 Milwaukee Ave.
Suite 40
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce 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...
Carla Jean Zolman
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St. Louis, MO Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(314) 846-6633 10805 Sunset Office Drive
Suite 312
St. Louis, MO 63127
Family and Divorce
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...
Kurt Xiaojuan Yao
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Arnold, MO Family Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(636) 296-3060 16 Municipal Drive
Suite C
Arnold, MO 63010
Family and Divorce
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.
Hubert Edward Ryals
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Arnold, MO Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(636) 296-3060 16 Municipal Dr., Suite C
Arnold, MO 63010
Family and Divorce
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.
B. Michael Easley
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St Louis, MO Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(314) 488-5834 7550 Clayton Rd.
Suite 102
St Louis, MO 63117
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Washington University School of Law
B. Micheal Easley is a highly experienced lawyer licensed to practice in the state of Missouri, Southern and Central District of Illinois, and Northern District of Indiana. Micheal routinely 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 and should not be based solely upon advertisements. B. Micheal Easley is responsible for the content.
Nicholas Chlebowski
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Pacific, MO Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
P.O. Box 630
Pacific, MO 63069
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Drake University Law School
I am a general practice solo attorney specializing in listening to my clients and crafting legal remedies to fit their needs.
Marshall Ross Hoekel
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Webster Groves, MO Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(314) 961-6917 130 E. Lockwood Ave.
Webster Groves, MO 63119
Free ConsultationFamily, DWI, Divorce and Insurance Claims
University of Missouri - Columbia
I am a lawyer practicng in Webster Groves, Missouri. I have over 17 years of experience representing individuals in personal injury matters. I also assist families in domestic situations and criminal matters. I can be contacted at 314-961-6917
Thomas Richard Carnes
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St Louis, MO Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(314) 664-1001 3827 Gustine Avenue
St Louis, MO 63116
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, DWI and Divorce
University of Missouri - Columbia
Thomas R. Carnes is the principal attorney and owner of the Carnes Law Firm, a law practice located in south St. Louis at 3827 Gustine Avenue. Mr. Carnes has represented individuals and businesses with trials and appeals in Missouri, Illinois, Texas, North Carolina, and Massachusetts. His practice areas include civil litigation, commercial actions, personal injury cases, immigration cases, and criminal cases. He has represented clients with matters before state and federal agencies including OSHA, USCIS, EEOC, SEC, the Missouri Department of Revenue, and the Missouri Gaming Commission. Mr. Carnes is admitted to practice law in Missouri...
Michael Watkins
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O FALLON, MO Family Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(636) 625-6448 9979 WingHaven Blvd., Ste. 210
O FALLON, MO 63368
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Stuart Howard Goldenberg
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St. Louis, MO Family Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(314) 481-8888 2016 South Big Bend Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63117
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Real Estate
Established in 1982, my firm has earned a winning reputation in the legal community. With over 30 years of legal experience, I have handled a variety of cases, including Family Law and Real Estate matters. Rest assured I have the experience, skills and knowledge to help you resolve your legal matter it effectively.
Jessica Emery
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St. Louis, MO Family Law Attorney
(314) 390-1220 230 S. Bemiston Ave
Suite 1200
St. Louis, MO 63105
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Washington University School of Law and Washington University School of Law
Jessica holds a Juris Doctorate and a Master of Laws in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution from Washington University. In law school, she received several top advocacy awards including winning the championship in Washington University’s intramural moot court competition and being named the “Best Speaker in the Competition” in a highly competitive national moot court competition. She also received a Cali Award in Arbitration, which is awarded to the student with the highest grade in the class.

While completing her Master of Laws degree, Jessica interned for a judge in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri. She then worked...
Margot Beasley
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Clayton, MO Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(314) 727-5533 7711 Bonhomme Avenue Suite 815
Clayton, MO 63105
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Saint Louis University School of Law
A lifelong St. Louis resident, Ms. Beasley has spent years fostering a close connection with the local community. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. During her undergraduate years, she played an important role as crime victim advocate at the first victim advocacy agency in the nation. This position gave her a greater understanding of the difficulties experienced by victims of violent crime, and assisting people in crisis. This insight serves continues to serve her well since many of her clients first contact her during a crisis or after a recent trauma....
Richard Faulstich
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St. Louis, MO Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(314) 283-7805 1034 S. Brentwood
Suite 1900
St. Louis, MO 63117
Free ConsultationFamily, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
If You Have Been Injured Because Of The Actions Of Another Person Or Company, Call For FREE To Find Out Why You Should Have Legal Representation If you or a family member has been seriously injured, as the result of someone else's negligence, it is advisable to seek legal counsel to file a Workers' Compensation or Personal Injury claim. For over 27 years I have been helping the “Little Guy” fight for fair compensation against large corporations and insurance companies with great success. I have personally handled over $30 million dollars worth of injury cases from start to finish. I...
Evan Dean Buxner
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St. Louis, MO Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(314) 656-8581 230 S. Bemiston Ave
Suite 1400
St. Louis, MO 63105
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Saint Louis University School of Law
Jacqueline A. Matreci
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Clayton, MO Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(855) 805-0595 120 South Central Ave.
Suite 450
Clayton, MO 63105
Free ConsultationFamily
Saint Louis University School of Law
Jacqueline A. Matreci is an Associate Attorney at Stange Law Firm, PC in the St. Louis office located in Clayton, Missouri. She is licensed to practice law in the state of Missouri and Illinois. Jacqueline 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. Neither the Supreme Court of Missouri/Illinois nor The Missouri/Illinois Bar reviews or approves certifying organizations or specialist designations. The information you obtain at...
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Dealing with family law issues?

Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.


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