Fenton, Missouri Family Lawyers

Kirk C.  Stange
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Missouri Family Law Lawyer with 19 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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Vernon R Dawdy
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Fenton, MO Family Law Attorney
(636) 343-4414 14 Green Valley Dr
Fenton, MO 63026
Family, Criminal and Divorce
Fenton, MO Family Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(636) 326-4800 626 Gravois Rd
Fenton, MO 63026
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Tonya Page
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Kirkwood, MO Family Law Attorney with 17 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).
Joel Case
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(636) 861-1111 1190 Meramec Sta. Rd.
Suite 203
ballwin, 63021
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning 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...
Carla Jean Zolman
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St. Louis, MO Family Law Attorney with 22 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...
Hubert Edward Ryals
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Arnold, MO Family Law Lawyer with 20 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.
Simone Haberstock McCartney
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Kirkwood, MO Family Law Attorney with 27 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...
Sally S. Rajnoha
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Ballwin, MO Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(636) 861-1111 Suite 203
Ballwin, MO 63021
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning 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.
Kurt Xiaojuan Yao
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Arnold, MO Family Law Attorney with 3 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.
Amanda May Basch
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St. Louis, MO Family Law Attorney
(314) 843-0220 12964 Tesson Ferry, Ste. B
St. Louis, MO 63128
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal and Divorce
St. Louis University Law School Graduate, Amanda M. Basch, joined ROC Law in 2007 as an Associate Litigation Attorney. A Missouri Bar licensed attorney, Ms. Basch relies heavily on her early experiences with the St. Louis and St. Charles County prosecuting attorney offices. Attorney Basch now focuses her litigation practice, primarily, upon Roc Law’s growing Family Law practice. Appearing frequently before family law judges in St. Louis City, Jefferson County and St. Louis County, Attorney Basch brings detailed, tireless and aggressive lawyering characteristics to each of the many family law cases handled by Roc Law. Personally...
Jill Anderson
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Missouri Family Law Lawyer

Oklahoma City University School of LawOklahoma and Missouri
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Sarah Brown
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Regent University School of LawMissouri
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Ron Ribaudo
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Ballwin, MO Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(636) 485-8252 361 Quail View Drive
Ballwin, MO 63021
Family, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Divorce
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...
David Schorr Betz
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St. Louis, MO Family Law Lawyer with 18 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!
Laurie Ann Knight
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Chesterfield, MO Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(636) 200-5533 13321 N Outer 40 Road
Suite 500
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
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...
Marshall Ross Hoekel
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Webster Groves, MO Family Law Attorney with 27 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
James Ahearn
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Ellisville, MO Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(855) 805-0595 16024 Manchester Road
Suite 103
Ellisville, MO 63011
Family and Divorce
Saint Louis University School of Law
Searching for the correct law firm to handle important matters such as a divorce or any family law matter(s) is crucial. You want to make sure you are properly represented in your case. Turning to the attorneys at Stange Law Firm, PC is the right move, the attorneys at Stange practice solely on family law and are here to listen and guide you. You can feel assured that your case will be handled with the utmost care. James Ahearn is one of these attorneys and he is practicing out of our Ellisville, Missouri office. James has received multiple degrees including:...
Lloyd M. Nolan
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(314) 725-1880 13321 N. Outer 40 Road
Suite 700
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Chesterfield, MO Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
Family, Bankruptcy, DWI and Divorce
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.
Steve D. Hardin
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St. louis, MO Family Law Lawyer with 19 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...
Robert W. Bilbrey
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Arnold, MO Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(636) 461-0720 4051 Jeffco Blvd
Suite 5
Arnold, MO 63010
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of Missouri - Columbia
I am a sole practitioner who has more than 10 years experience serving Jefferson County. I am a former President of the Jefferson County Bar Association. I am a 1999 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Law, where I was an editor of the school sponsored Missouri Environmental Law and Policy Review. My practice concentrates in the areas of Domestic Relations, including paternity, child support, mediation and juvenile matters; along with general civil matters mainly devoted to real estate matters.
Regina L. Wells
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Ellisville, MO Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(636) 200-6400 16024 Manchester Road
Suite 103
Ellisville, MO 63011
Family and Divorce
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.
Melissa Harper
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Saint Louis, MO Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(314) 782-3500 75 W Lockwood Ave
Suite 222
Saint Louis, MO 63119
Family, Criminal and Divorce
Vanderbilt University Law School
Jared Kalina
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Ellisville, MO Family Law Attorney
(855) 805-0595 16024 Manchester Road
Suite 103
Ellisville, MO 63011
Family and Divorce
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Jared Kalina is an Associate Attorney with Stange Law Firm, PC. He can assist clients with their family law and divorce matters from our Ellisville, MO office in St. Louis County.
Stephen J. Bardol
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St. Louis, MO Family Law Lawyer
(314) 918-0100 34 North Gore Avenue
Suite 203
St. Louis, MO 63119
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Saint Louis University
Margaret P. Murphy
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St. Louis, MO Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(314) 440-1090 2652 Melvin
St. Louis, MO 63144
Family
University of Missouri - Columbia
Marta Papa
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(314) 862-0202 7101 Delmar Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63130
Saint Louis, MO Family Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
University of Houston - Main Campus
Marta divides her time between mediating and litigating family law matters. She has been practicing Family Law since 1980 and has successfully completed over 4,000 divorce mediations. Marta received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston and obtained a post-graduate certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy Training from the prestigious Menninger Psychiatric Institute. Marta has taught Mediation, Dissolution of Marriage and Civil Litigation at Webster University and St. Louis University in the Graduate School of Social Work. She also conducts family law mediation training seminars for lawyers, judges, and mental health professionals, as well as seminars for individuals considering...
Jennifer L. Rench
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St. Louis, MO Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(314) 725-4000 200 S. Bemiston Ave
Suite 310
St. Louis, MO 63105
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Saint Louis University
Jennifer L. Rench is a family law attorney and owner of J. Rench Law Firm, LLC | St. Louis Divorce and Mediation. Her law firm helps clients through divorce by offering divorce mediation services, collaborative divorce services, and divorce representation.

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...
Jillian Wood
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(855) 805-0595 120 South Central Avenue
Suite 450
Clayton, MO 63105
Clayton, MO Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Saint Louis University School of Law
Jillian Wood is a Partner at Stange Law Firm, PC. She manages the Illinois offices and the Arnold, Missouri office of the firm. Jillian is based out of the firm's Belleville, Illinois office and represents clients solely in family law matters. Note: The choice of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Jillian Wood is responsible for the content. Principal place of business 120 South Central Ave., Suite 450, St. Louis (Clayton), MO 63105.
Erika J. Wentzel
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St. Charles, MO Family Law Lawyer with 7 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...
Chad Hager
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Ellisville, MO Family Law Lawyer
(636) 200-6400 16024 Manchester Road
Suite 103
Ellisville, MO 63011
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Chad Hager is a Associate 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 (Brentwood), 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.* Chad Hager is responsible for the content. ...
Scott J Schrum
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(314) 782-1415 225 South Meramec
Suite 1100
Clayton, MO 63105
Clayton, MO Family Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
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...
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...
Ramona A Gau
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(314) 782-1415 225 South Meramec
Suite 1100
Clayton, MO 63105
Clayton, MO Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
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...
Eric L. Boehmer
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St. Charles, MO Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(636) 896-4020 1603 Boones Lick Road
St. Charles, MO 63301
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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.
Jennifer Pugh Alter
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St. Louis, MO Family Law Lawyer with 13 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
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 15 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....
Jill Anderson
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St. Charles, MO Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(636) 949-3111 533 Jefferson St
St. Charles, MO 63301
Family, Divorce and Juvenile
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Sara L. Marler
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(314) 782-1415 225 South Meramec
Suite 1100
Clayton, MO 63105
Clayton, MO Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
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,...
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
Steven William Neimeyer
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St. Louis, MO Family Law Lawyer with 22 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,...
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
Irene Costas
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Clayton, MO Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(314) 899-9378 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.
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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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