Mapaville, Missouri Family Lawyers

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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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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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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Brenda Stacey
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Hillsboro, MO Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(636) 797-2601 One Thurman Court
Hillsboro, MO 63050
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Juvenile
Univ of Colorado School of Law
Derrick Ray Good
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Hillsboro, MO Family Law Lawyer
(636) 789-2601 1 Thurman Court
301 Main Street
Hillsboro, MO 63050
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Sarah Donahue
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Festus, MO Family Law Lawyer
(636) 931-8787 615 Collins Drive
Festus, MO 63028
Family and Divorce
University of Missouri - Columbia
Sarah E. Donahue is a native St. Louisan who graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1996 with Bachelor’s Degrees in History and Political Science. She received her J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1999. Sarah is licensed to practice in all Missouri courts. Sarah works in The Lowry Law Firm's Festus office where she practices exclusively in the area of domestic relations. The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys has listed Sarah as one of the 10 best family law attorneys for client satisfaction. Prior to joining The Lowry Law Firm, Sarah worked as an Assistant Prosecuting...
Colby Smith-Hynes
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Hillsboro, MO Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(636) 797-4343 10639 Business Hwy 21
Hillsboro, MO 63050
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Mr. David C Mangan
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Hillsboro, MO Family Law Lawyer
(636) 789-2601 301 Main Street
P.O. Box 800
Hillsboro, MO 63050
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
David Mangan grew up in Festus, Missouri and attended Festus R-6 High School, during which he participated in the Missouri Scholar's Academy, Missouri Boys' State, and the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine. He graduated from Festus in 2000 with a college preparatory degree. David then attended St. Louis University, where he majored in political science with a minor in theology and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2004. While at St. Louis University, David was active in the pep band, played intramural sports, and worked at the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. David...
Carla Jean Zolman
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SAINT LOUIS, MO Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(314) 480-5620 5658 Telegraph Road
SAINT LOUIS, MO 63129
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...
Ramona A Gau
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(314) 782-1415 12981 Maurer Industrial Drive
St. Louis, MO 63127
St. Louis, 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...
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.
Sara L. Marler
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(314) 782-1415 12981 Maurer Industrial Drive
St. Louis, MO 63127
St. Louis, MO Family Law Lawyer with 17 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,...
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
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.
Robert W. Bilbrey
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Arnold, MO Family Law Lawyer with 20 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.
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...
De Soto, MO Family Law Attorney with 55 years experience
(636) 337-6144 1103 Easton St
De Soto, MO 63020
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
De Soto, MO Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(636) 337-8000 212 S Main St
De Soto, MO 63020
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Fenton, MO Family Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(636) 326-4800 626 Gravois Rd
Fenton, MO 63026
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Eureka, MO Family Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(636) 938-7600 925 W 5th St
Eureka, MO 63025
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Marta Papa
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(314) 862-0202 7101 Delmar Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63130
Saint Louis, MO Family Law Lawyer with 35 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....
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!
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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/
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.
Salim Elias Awad
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Clayton, MO Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(314) 488-2555 222 S. Meramec Ave.
Suite 300
Clayton, MO 63105
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Saint Louis University School of Law
Salim E. Awad represents his clients exclusively in the areas of Family Law & Litigation, providing sophisticated counsel in matters involving Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support, Property Division, and Paternity. His experience also includes counseling his clients on Immigration and Military Issues that frequently impact Family Law, as well as Mediation, Collaborative Family Law, and Other Forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Mr. Awad is licensed to practice law in the States of Missouri, Illinois, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri. He received his Juris Doctorate from St. Louis University School...
Jennifer Piper
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St. Louis, MO Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(314) 449-9800 130 S Bemiston Ave, Suite 608
St. Louis, MO 63105
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Saint Louis University School of Law
Jennifer R. Piper practices in all areas of family law. She received her law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law and graduated from University of Missouri-Columbia with a B.A. in political science.

She is a member of the Missouri Bar Association. Ms. Piper was named a Rising Star, Up and Coming Lawyer for the State of Missouri by Missouri Lawyers Weekly for 2009; a Rising Star, Up and Coming Lawyer for 2010-2015 by Missouri Super Lawyers; and was named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2017-2020 in the practice area of Family Law. Ms. Piper recently received...
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....
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.
M. Blake Dudley
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Farmington, MO Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(573) 701-0050 P.O. Box 996
124 North Jackson St
Farmington, MO 63640
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Social Security Disability
University of Missouri - Columbia
20+ years experience providing honest straight answers to emotional legal questions, with the fight to follow through in the courtroom.

I attended the University of Kansas, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Psychology in 1992. I attended the University of Missouri at Columbia Law School earning my Juris Doctorate in 1995. I was licensed to practice law in October of 1995.

On December 28, 1995, I was appointed an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney of St. Francois County, Missouri becoming First Assistant in 1998. During my time as an assistant prosecuting attorney I volunteered to serve as a...
Jillian Wood
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(636) 296-3060 16 Municipal Drive
Suite C
Arnold, MO 63010
Arnold, MO Family Law Lawyer with 11 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.
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...
Laurie (McMillan) Dodd
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St. Peters, MO Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(636) 922-1888 1284 Jungermann Road, Suite A
St. Peters, MO 63376
Free ConsultationFamily, DWI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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.
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
Martha (Martie) M Clark
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St. Charles, MO Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(636) 922-5529 2460 Executive Drive #120
St. Charles, MO 63303
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Family law attorney, child custody, child support, paternity, adoption, divorce, dissolution of marriage. Traffic, wills, criminal.
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...
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.
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,...
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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.

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