Holland, Missouri Family Lawyers

Jennifer R Williams
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(573) 686-5868 1912 Big Bend
P.O. Box 1248
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
Poplar Bluff, MO Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
Family, Estate Planning, Probate and Workers' Comp
William H. Bowen School of Law
Jennifer R. Williams graduated from the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Bowen School of Law in 2011, achieving honors. Prior to beginning her legal career, Jennifer served four years as a deputy court clerk for the Hon. William J. Clarkson, associate circuit judge, Butler County, Missouri. As a probate court clerk, Jennifer gained valuable insight into the processing of probate claims and served as a Probate Faculty Member for the Missouri Court Clerk College in 2007 and 2008. In this capacity, Jennifer instructed probate court clerks from around the state.

In 2015, Jennifer joined Spain, Miller, Galloway & Lee, LLC...
John R. Schneider
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Cape Girardeau, MO Family Law Lawyer
(573) 335-3300 212 North Main Street
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Kenneth C. McManaman Esq.
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Cape Girardeau, MO Family Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(573) 335-8522 1028 N Kingshighway
Suite One, Blattner Bldg.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Family, Business, Criminal and Estate Planning
England, Air University, University of Virginia School of Law, Naval War College, University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law and Naval War College
Dustin L Mayer
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Dexter, MO Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(573) 624-7876 PO Box 326
130 E Stoddard St.
Dexter, MO 63841
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of Missouri - Columbia
Dustin practices personal injury, criminal defense, workers' compensation and family law in Dexter, Missouri and the surrounding Southeast Missouri counties. Dustin was born and raised in Dexter and attended Southeast Missouri State for his undergraduate degree before attending law school at the University of Missouri - Columbia. Prior to opening his own law office, Dustin worked as the Assistant Prosecutor in Pemiscot where he handled cases ranging from driving while intoxicated to murder in the first degree. While employed in Pemiscot County Dustin was able to try multiple cases before juries. Dustin...
Jeffrey L. Spray
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Cape Girardeau, MO Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(573) 651-9000 3071 Lexington Ave.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Family, Business and Real Estate
University of Missouri - Columbia
Allyson E. Brown
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Cape Girardeau, MO Family Law Attorney
(573) 651-9000 3071 Lexington Ave.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Family, Health Care and Personal Injury
University of Missouri - Columbia
Samantha D Pennington
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(573) 799-4202 1901 Sunset Drive, Suite 209
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
Free ConsultationPoplar Bluff, MO Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
Family, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
The John Marshall Law School and The John Marshall Law School
Samantha D. Pennington earned her Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from the Chicago John Marshall Law School in 2009, graduating in the top third of her class. She continued her legal education at John Marshall and, in 2010, earned a Legum Magistra (LL.M) in Tax Law, with an emphasis in estate planning. Prior to law school, Samantha spent three years working as a paralegal in employment discrimination and products liability. While in law school, Samantha earned several awards and recognitions including; being hand selected as an LL.M student to serve as teaching assistant to Professor Barry Kozak where she taught JD candidates; earning...
Christopher Lynn Yarbro
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Poplar Bluff, MO Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
1165 Cherry St
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
Family, Criminal, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
University of Missouri - Columbia
Christopher L. Yarbro graduated from the University of Missouri - Columbia, School of Law in 2004, achieving honors including the dean’s list for all semesters, CALI award of excellence in the field of modern payment systems, a qualifying candidate for Missouri Law and Policy Review Journal, and recipient of the George I Wallach endowment. He began his practice in Poplar Bluff in 2004, and has tried multiple criminal and civil jury trials. Chris' practice includes medical negligence, products liability, automobile accident, workers compensation and other serious injury cases, as well as criminal defense, family law and general trial...
John M. Albright
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Poplar Bluff, MO Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(573) 712-2538 201A N Main Street
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901-5146
Free ConsultationFamily, Civil Rights, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Washington University School of Law
Never a stranger to hard work or adversity, I wrestled in high school, spent three years as a Combat Engineer on active duty with Untied States Army and completed by reserve service working through college. After many years of working with partners in private practice, I saw the need for a firm that was more client friendly and accessible online. Some matters require a personal approach. However, if you got caught-up in some small town speed trap or were falsely accused of smoking marijuana on one Southeast Missouri's beautiful rivers, matters can often be handled...
Scott Andrew Robbins
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POPLAR BLUFF, MO Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(573) 686-2459 1165 Cherry Street
POPLAR BLUFF, MO 63901
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Nursing Home
University of Missouri - Columbia
Robert Smith
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Poplar Bluff, MO Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(573) 686-1141 502 Vine Street
Suite 2
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Gonzaga University School of Law and University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Mary L. D. Griffith
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Sikeston, MO Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(573) 472-0212 118 W. North Street
Sikeston, MO 63801
Family, Business, Divorce and Employment
Charleston, MO Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(314) 249-0675 114 N Main
Charleston, MO 63834
Family, Business, Construction and Criminal
Cape Girardeau, MO Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(573) 334-9104 1736 N Kingshighway St
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Piedmont, MO Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(573) 223-4247 1401 N. Main St., Ste. 200
Piedmont, MO 63957
Family, Business and Personal Injury
Cape Girardeau, MO Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(573) 339-1880 1930 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Piedmont, MO Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(573) 223-4247 1401 N. Main St., Ste. 200
Piedmont, MO 63957
Family, Business and Criminal
East Prairie, MO Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(573) 649-9546 200 S Washington St
East Prairie, MO 63845-1528
Family, Business, Criminal and Estate Planning
Jennifer L. Rench
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St. Louis, MO Family Law Attorney with 11 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...
Summer Masterson-Goethals
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Springfield, MO Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(417) 522-1280 771 S Fremont Ave
Springfield, MO 65804
Free ConsultationFamily, Consumer, Divorce and Landlord Tenant
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
My name is Summer Masterson-Goethals and I am a family law and divorce attorney in Springfield, Missouri. My firm serves all of Southwest Missouri and is committed to providing excellent legal service at an affordable price. I take a great interest in my clients and often provide assistance beyond your legal issues. This level of specialized attention from a family lawyer in Springfield, Missouri is unique.

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...
Marta Papa
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(314) 862-0202 7101 Delmar Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63130
Saint Louis, MO Family Law Lawyer with 34 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 10,000 divorces. 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 divorce....
Mrs. Shelly Renee' Reece
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Springfield, MO Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(417) 881-0881 2202 W Chesterfield Blvd, Ste 200
Springfield, MO 65807
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Oklahoma City University School of Law
WELCOME TO REECE FAMILY LAW, LLC
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...
Kristen Thurmond
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Kansas City, MO Family Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(816) 895-2858 204 West Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64111
Family, Animal, Criminal and Juvenile
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
As a legal professional, Kristen Thurmond helps her clients understand the process as much as she advocates for them. Her law firm focuses on family, criminal, and animal matters.

Family law matters include divorces, changing or modifying custody orders, child support issues, child custody issues, and paternity actions. Kristen helps her clients be prepared for the legal issues that come during emotional times when family dynamics are changing.

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,...
Paul Edward Evans
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Blue Springs, MO Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(816) 224-9500 1114 West Main Street
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BLUE SPRINGS, MO
Blue Springs, MO 64015
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Paul E.Evans Attorney at Law has been successfully representing clients for over 20 years in Auto/Truck Accident/Injury, Personal Injury and Workers Compensation. He has a well earned reputation as an excellent attorney for domestic issues such as Divorce, Child Custody, Visitation, Child Support, Paternity, Relocation, Guardianship, and Adoption. While acquiring that reputation he also has handled many cases involving Workers Compensation and claims for injuries such as Auto Accidents. He has represented numerous families in death claims and catastrophic bodily injury. Paul E. Evans Attorney at Law has over 20 years of experience in a wide variety of motor...
Jillian Wood
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(636) 296-3060 16 Municipal Drive
Suite C
Arnold, MO 63010
Arnold, 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.
Megan Alfano
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Kansas City, MO Family Law Lawyer
(816) 774-1107 3535 Broadway Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111
Free ConsultationFamily, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
PROBATE, ESTATE PLANNING, AND FAMILY LAW FIRM IN KANSAS CITY.

Alfano Law Firm helps families with probate, elder law, estate-planning, guardianship, conservatorship, adoption, and various family law matters. We know that life changing events happen and we want to help you when they do. Alfano Law Firm will guide you through the legal process and give you compassion and professionalism at an affordable cost.

We work with clients on wills, trusts, powers of attorney, deeds, living wills, guardianship for both children and adults, termination of guardianship, conservatorship, adoption, step-parent adoption, third-party adoption, divorce, child custody matters, third-party custody, grandparent rights, parenting...
Ms. Carrie B. Williamson
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St. Robert, MO Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(573) 336-5222 243 VFW Memorial Drive
St. Robert, MO 65584
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce 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.
Kelly M. Davidzuk
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(314) 963-4700 120 South Central Ave.
Suite 450
Clayton, MO 63105
Clayton, MO Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Appalachian School of Law
Kelly Davidzuk is a Partner managing Tulsa, St. Charles, Troy, Lee's Summit and Overland Park office locations. Stange Law Firm, PC is a family law firm with multiple offices in Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas. Call us today at 855-805-0595. *The choice of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements.* Kelly Davidzuk is responsible for the content. Principal place of business 120 South Central Ave, Suite 450, St. Louis (Clayton), MO 63105.
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.
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...
Ryan Paulus
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Kansas City, MO Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(816) 581-4040 8350 N. St. Clair Ave
Suite 225
Kansas City, MO 64151
Free ConsultationFamily, DWI, Employment and Personal Injury
University of Missouri - Columbia
Ryan M. Paulus represents clients in a variety of contexts, including discrimination, retaliation, harassment, whistleblower, consumer rights, personal injury, severance, wage and hour disputes and class and collective actions. Ryan’s confidence, perseverance, and attention to detail are invaluable to furthering his clients cause. He has won his clients over sixteen million dollars in jury verdicts and settlements and developed a record of success in significant and complex litigation. Ryan is also a combat veteran who served with distinction in Afghanistan as a SAPPER Company Operations Officer, earning both the Bronze Star Medal and the Combat Action Badge before resigning from...
Anne V. Kiske
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Kansas City, MO Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(816) 256-5440 10525 N Ambassador Dr
Suite 208
Kansas City, MO 64153
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Juvenile
Washington University School of Law
At the Kiske Law Office, LLC, my philosophy is to empower my clients through compassionate representation. I do this first by creating a low-key and casual office environment that encourages you to “come as you are.” The changes you are facing in your life as a result of the issues that have caused you to seek a Family Law Attorney are stressful enough without the additional worry about the pretense of “going to the lawyer’s.” My clients are usually very happy with this approach because it allows them to worry only about the immediate situation...
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!
Ramona A Gau
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(573) 747-4573 406 East Karsch Blvd.
Farmington, MO 63640
Farmington, MO Family Law Attorney with 13 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...
Lydia Seifner
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Springfield, MO Family Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(417) 832-2144 227 E. Sunshine
Suite 107
Springfield, MO 65807
Family, Divorce and Juvenile
Valparaiso University School of Law
I got tired of big law firms, that put profits before people. Finding peace of mind for your domestic issues shouldn't cost an arm and a leg. That's why I opened Springfield Family Law, where we put our clients first.

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,...
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 11 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...
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...
Abraham D. Kuhl
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Lees Summit, MO Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(816) 246-9981 3300 NE Ralph Powell Rd.
Lees Summit, MO 64064
Family and Divorce
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, Mr. Kuhl attended Ralston High School where he was active in many sports, clubs and organizations. After high school, he graduated Cum Laude from Creighton University with a degree in Business Administration. After working in the banking industry for a year, Mr. Kuhl moved to Kansas City and received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City in May 2008. Mr. Kuhl is a frequent presenter on a variety of family law issues, and is an active member of the Family Law Section of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar...
Chad Hager
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Arnold, MO Family Law Lawyer
(636) 296-3060 16 Municipal Drive
Suite C
Arnold, MO 63010
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. ...
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...
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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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