Pulaski County Family Lawyers

Compare top rated Missouri attorneys serving Pulaski County.
Services
Lawyer Rating
Video Conferencing
Free Consultation & Fees
More Filters
Ms. Carrie B. Williamson
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Ms. Carrie B. Williamson
Pulaski County, MO Family Law Attorney with 11 years of 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.
Deborah Ann Hooper
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Deborah Ann Hooper
Pulaski County, MO Family Law Attorney with 37 years of experience
(573) 774-0095 123 North Benton Street
Waynesville, MO 65583
Family, Criminal, Elder and Juvenile
Boston College Law School
Ronda Leigh Cortesini
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Ronda Leigh Cortesini
Pulaski County, MO Family Law Lawyer with 28 years of experience
(573) 336-5222 243 VFW Memorial Drive
St. Robert, MO 65584
Family, Business, Construction and Landlord Tenant
William Russell Sachs
Pulaski County, MO Family Law Attorney with 37 years of experience
(573) 774-6880 301 Route 66
#314
Waynesville, MO 65583
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Conway Hawn
Texas County, MO Family Law Attorney
(573) 674-4500 By appointment only:
101 W. Hwy 32
Suite 4
Licking, MO 65542
Family, Agricultural, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Teresa Rieger Housholder
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial MediaResponsive Law
Teresa Rieger Housholder
Webster County, MO Family Law Attorney with 23 years of experience
(417) 859-4430 110 N. Crittenden
Marshfield, MO 65706
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Estate Planning and Juvenile
Legal advice you can trust at a price you can afford. Call (417) 859-4430 for a free consultation.

Teresa Rieger Housholder, J.D. graduated from the University of Missouri – Kansas City Law School in 1997 (where she was published in the Matrimonial Law Journal), Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State) in 1992, and Marshfield High School in 1988. She is a proud native of Southwest Missouri.

Her practice focuses on Family Law (Dissolutions, Paternity actions, Modifications & Child Support); Adoptions (both agency and private), Registration of Foreign Adoptions; Criminal Law; Probate Law (Parental Delegations, Guardianships, Estate Administrations, Wills, Healthcare POA);...
Carrie Gerischer
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Carrie Gerischer
Phelps County, MO Family Law Attorney with 17 years of experience
(573) 202-6161 1212 East Highway 72
Ste 7
Rolla, MO 65401
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Carrie is a passionate and relentless advocate who doesn't take no for an answer, and fights strategically and relentlessly for her clients. She has earned the reputation as a top criminal defense lawyer in Phelps County and surrounding Counties. Through her boutique law practice, she gives personal, undivided, and often 'round-the-clock attention to all clients in an effort to provide the absolute best defense possible. Many of her courtroom successes as a criminal defense lawyer have come in matters that others considered hopeless.
Jaired B. Hall
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Jaired B. Hall
Phelps County, MO Family Law Lawyer with 13 years of experience
(573) 426-4206 1205 Hauck Drive, Suite A
Rolla, MO 65401
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Regent University School of Law
Jaired is a Missouri native, born in St. Louis, raised in the Kansas City area, and settled for the past several years with his wife and children near Salem. In October, Jaired’s family started a new chapter in their life, moving near Rolla. While Jaired has not yet opened a physical office location in Rolla, he considers both Rolla and Houston to be the locations of his practice.

Jaired graduated with honors from Regent University School of Law in 2008 where he served as executive editor of the Regent University Law Review. He was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 2008.

Prior...
Ms. Katie Marie Anderson
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Ms. Katie Marie Anderson
Phelps County, MO Family Law Lawyer
(573) 368-5975 960 South Bishop, Suite B
Rolla, MO 65401
Family
Glenn Allen Hall
Dent County, MO Family Law Attorney with 32 years of experience
(573) 729-2229 115 W. 4th St.
Salem, MO 65560
Family, Criminal, Estate Planning and Real Estate
John Harl Campbell
Camden County, MO Family Law Attorney with 52 years of experience
(573) 302-1122 4075 Hwy 54
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Family, Business, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Steven A. Privette
Howell County, MO Family Law Attorney with 37 years of experience
(417) 469-3535 103 East Main Street
Willow Springs, MO 65793-1413
Family and Real Estate
Charles T. Rouse
Dent County, MO Family Law Attorney with 49 years of experience
(573) 729-6181 P.O. Box 544
Salem, MO 65560
Family, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Joseph John Piatchek
Claimed Lawyer ProfileOffers Video ConferencingQ&ASocial MediaResponsive Law
Joseph John Piatchek
Greene County, MO Family Law Lawyer with 17 years of experience
(417) 882-5858 1200 E. Woodhurst, Suite T-200
Springfield, MO 65804
Free ConsultationOffers Video ConferencingVideo ConfFamily, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Missouri - Columbia
Hello, my name is Joe Piatchek. I was born in Springfield, Missouri, where I attended elementary, middle school, and high school. In fact, I have lived here in Springfield my entire life, except for seven years spent in Columbia, Missouri: four years undergraduate and three more in law school at the University of Missouri – Columbia.

After graduating from Mizzou with my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, I returned to Springfield to work at Lakeland Regional Hospital, where I worked with adolescents who were suffering from various forms of mental illness, abuse, and neglect. I also worked at The Burrell Center in...
Mrs. Shelly Renee' Reece
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial MediaResponsive Law
Mrs. Shelly Renee' Reece
Greene County, MO Family Law Lawyer with 23 years of 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 – SPRINGFIELD – JOPLIN - LAWYERS
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 a 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, estate planning, civil litigation, and mediation lawyer teams look forward to assisting...
Summer Masterson-Goethals
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Summer Masterson-Goethals
Greene County, MO Family Law Lawyer with 10 years of experience
(417) 522-1280 771 S Fremont Ave
Springfield, MO 65804
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
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...
Randy Anglen
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Randy Anglen
Taney County, MO Family Law Attorney with 30 years of experience
(417) 335-2685 1015 W. Hwy. 248
Suite D
Branson, MO 65616
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal and Personal Injury
University of Kansas
Practicing law in SW Missouri and NW Arkansas since 1991. I have a general litigation practice - family law, criminal law, auto accidents, civil litigation. I have tried hundreds of bench trials and several jury trials. I provide experience, aggressive legal representation. I served as Hollister, Mo. municipal judge for 21 years, through November, 2014. Call for a free initial consultation - 417-335-2685
Brandi L. Ward
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Brandi L. Ward
Taney County, MO Family Law Attorney with 15 years of experience
(417) 544-0315 500 W. Main St., Ste. 203
Branson, MO 65616
Family, Divorce, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
University of Missouri - Columbia
Brandi is a down to earth, easy to talk to attorney who deeply loves her community and helping the people who live there. She's also a mom who understands first hand the difficulties parents can have navigating parenting after divorce. She's an experienced trial attorney and has tried personal injury, car wreck, and trucking cases, as well as many family law cases. She's got a passion for her work and is a zealous advocate for her clients giving them each the personal attention they deserve.
Cassie J. Carpenter
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Cassie J. Carpenter
Boone County, MO Family Law Lawyer with 13 years of experience
(800) 264-3455 3610 Buttonwood Drive
Suite 200
Columbia, MO 65201
Free ConsultationFamily, Insurance Claims, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
Washburn University School of Law
Ms. Carpenter is an attorney with the law firm of Gump & Faiella, LLC. As a Columbia personal injury attorney, Ms. Carpenter focuses her law practice on cases involving injuries, insurance coverage, wrongful death, premises liability, product liability, and worker’s compensation. Ms. Carpenter grew up in Madison, Missouri. In 2001 she graduated from Madison High School with honors. She attended the University of Central Missouri and in 2005, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the Honors College. While studying at UCM, Ms. Carpenter was a McNair Scholar, a representative at the National Conference on Ethics...
Elias Awwad
Claimed Lawyer ProfileOffers Video ConferencingSocial Media
Elias Awwad
Franklin County, MO Family Law Lawyer
(855) 805-0595 5 South Oak St.
Union, MO 63084
Offers Video ConferencingVideo ConfFamily and Divorce
Valparaiso University School of Law
Elias Awwad is an Associate Attorney for Stange Law Firm, PC in Union, Missouri. He can assist clients throughout Franklin County and is licensed to practice in the State of Missouri. Elias attended Missouri State University for his undergraduate studies and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Sciences. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Valparaiso University School of Law in Indiana. At Valparaiso, he participated in the Moot Court Society, the Trial Advocacy Team, and was a Student Mentor. Prior to joining Stange Law Firm in Union, Elias gained valuable legal experience working for firms located in Missouri and Michigan. He worked...
Sarah Adam
Claimed Lawyer ProfileOffers Video ConferencingSocial Media
Sarah Adam
Franklin County, MO Family Law Lawyer with 2 years of experience
(855) 805-0595 5 South Oak St.
Union, MO 63084
Offers Video ConferencingVideo ConfFamily and Divorce
Charlotte School of Law
Sarah Adam is an Associate Attorney in the firm's Union, Missouri office. Sarah will listen to your concerns and provide assistance for your case.

Sarah graduated from SUNY Stony Brook with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology. She received her Juris Doctor from Charlotte School of Law in Charlotte, North Carolina. Prior to joining Stange Law Firm, Sarah focused on litigation matters in Personal Injury.

Outside the office, Sarah enjoys baking, kickboxing, and traveling.

Note: The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. Sarah Adam is responsible for the content. Headquarters office: 120 S....
Monica Whitt
Claimed Lawyer ProfileOffers Video ConferencingSocial Media
Monica Whitt
Greene County, MO Family Law Attorney
(855) 805-0595 901 E. St. Louis
Suite 404
Springfield, MO 65806
Offers Video ConferencingVideo ConfFamily and Divorce
Washington University School of Law
Monica Whitt joins Stange Law Firm, PC in our Springfield, Missouri office as a Senior Associate Attorney. She is used to assisting families during difficult times, having worked with Children’s Division for nine years and later serving as a parent’s attorney and Guardian ad Litem in the Greene County Juvenile Court. Before that position, she worked with Legal Aid in Illinois providing family law services, including divorces, custody, child support, and paternity cases.

Monica graduated from Washington University School of Law in 2003 and from Missouri State University in 1997. She is originally from rural Southern Illinois but moved to Southwest...
Rudy A. Arambulo
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial MediaResponsive Law
Rudy A. Arambulo
Taney County, MO Family Law Lawyer with 15 years of experience
(417) 336-4114 Tri-Lakes Law Firm, LLC
301 W. Pacific St., Ste A
Branson, MO 65616
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
University of Arkansas School of Law
Rudy A. Arámbulo, a licensed attorney in the State of Missouri, is a graduate of University of Arkansas School of Law. Rudy has lived in the Branson area since 1992, having graduated from Branson High School. Education has always been important to Rudy and he started his under-graduated studies at Brigham Young University, returning to Missouri to graduate with his Bachelor’s Degree from College of the Ozarks. Choosing the practice of law was deeply personal and Rudy attended the University of Arkansas School of Law. Rudy went on to attend Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor School...
Ramona A Gau
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&A
Ramona A Gau
(573) 747-4573 406 East Karsch Blvd.
Farmington, MO 63640
Saint Francois County, MO Family Law Attorney with 15 years of 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...
Riley Fewell
Claimed Lawyer ProfileOffers Video Conferencing
Riley Fewell
Boone County, MO Family Law Attorney with 2 years of experience
(855) 805-0595 1506 Chapel Hill Road
Suite H
Columbia, MO 65203
Offers Video ConferencingVideo ConfFamily and Divorce
Saint Louis University School of Law
Facing divorce or family law matters can be a very emotional process, and it is important to have dedicated representation. Riley Fewell is a caring family law attorney for Stange Law Firm, PC in Columbia, Missouri who assists clients in Boone County and the surrounding areas. He is licensed to practice in the State of Missouri.

Riley earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Missouri – St. Louis graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in History. He went on to get his Juris Doctorate from Saint Louis University School of Law. While in law school, he completed internships...
Scott Allen Hamblin
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Scott Allen Hamblin
Cole County, MO Family Law Attorney with 21 years of experience
(573) 821-4013 312 E. Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Jim James
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Jim James
Greene County, MO Family Law Attorney with 34 years of experience
(417) 886-6500 1531 E. Bradford Parkway
Suite 200
Springfield, MO 65804
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy and Personal Injury
Saint Louis University School of Law
Jim James, JD Jim was born in St. Louis, Missouri and obtained his Law degree from St. Louis University School of Law in 1987. In law school Jim was a member of the school's regional trial competition team coached by former Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice, the Honorable Michael Wolff. Jim has tried countless civil jury trials in State and Federal Courts in many counties in Missouri. He has prepared and argued appeals before all three Missouri Courts of Appeal and the Missouri Supreme Court. In 1998 Jim, with his wife and three children, moved to Springfield where...
Lydia Seifner
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Lydia Seifner
Greene County, MO Family Law Attorney with 5 years of 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,...
Travis Miller
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Travis Miller
Boone County, MO Family Law Attorney with 18 years of experience
(573) 303-0595 1506 Chapel Hill Road
Suite H
Columbia, MO 65203
Family and Divorce
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Travis Miller is a Senior Associate Attorney at Stange Law Firm, PC. He is based out of the Columbia, Missouri office in Boone County. Mr. Miller represents clients in solely family law matters, including, divorce, legal separation, child custody, child support, paternity, and other domestic relations matters. Note: The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements.
Joshua Garrett
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Joshua Garrett
Taney County, MO Family Law Attorney with 7 years of experience
(417) 334-6316 1405 S. Business 65
Hollister, MO 65672
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Washburn University School of Law
Joshua Garrett is a graduate of the Washburn University School of Law and is licensed to practice in Missouri. At Washburn, Joshua graduated with a Juris Doctorate in only two years and was the winner of the Max Rowinsky Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy and the Irvine E. Ungerman Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice. Prior to law school, Joshua was born in Springfield, Missouri and spent the past ten years working as a political consultant on various campaigns throughout the country. After several years of working at Smith Law Firm, he now owns his own firm and...
Dan Pingelton
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Dan Pingelton
Boone County, MO Family Law Lawyer with 36 years of experience
(573) 449-5091 28 N 8th St
#408
Columbia, MO 65201
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of Colorado - Boulder
M. Blake Dudley
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
M. Blake Dudley
Saint Francois County, MO Family Law Lawyer with 26 years of 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...
Nicholas Chlebowski
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Nicholas Chlebowski
Franklin County, MO Family Law Attorney with 14 years of 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.
Chad Hager
Claimed Lawyer ProfileOffers Video ConferencingSocial Media
Chad Hager
Boone County, MO Family Law Lawyer
(573) 303-0595 1506 Chapel Hill Rd. Suite H
Columbia, MO 65203
Offers Video ConferencingVideo ConfFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Chad Hager is Team Leader 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. ...
Elizabeth A Warrick
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Elizabeth A Warrick
Greene County, MO Family Law Lawyer with 15 years of experience
(417) 881-0881 2202 W Chesterfield Blvd,
Ste 200
Springfield, MO 65807
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
WELCOME TO REECE FAMILY LAW, LLC & DEFENDING YOUR FAMILY – SPRINGFIELD – JOPLIN - LAWYERS
DEFENDING YOUR FAMILY
We understand your family is the most important aspect of your life. We know you are going through a difficult time. You have made the right decision to seek legal advice and our family law, criminal defense, estate planning, civil litigation, and mediation lawyer teams look forward to assisting you through your legal matter. Our attorneys and staff will strive to give you the attention your family needs in navigating the Missouri court system with a divorce, child custody, modification,...
Sara L. Marler
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Sara L. Marler
(573) 747-4573 406 East Karsch Blvd.
Farmington, MO 63640
Saint Francois County, MO Family Law Lawyer with 18 years of 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,...
Christopher Braddock
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Christopher Braddock
Boone County, MO Family Law Lawyer with 11 years of experience
(573) 443-6244 224 N. 8th Street
Columbia, MO 65201
Family, Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
University of Missouri - Columbia
Ann R. Littell Mills
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Ann R. Littell Mills
Greene County, MO Family Law Attorney with 24 years of experience
(417) 869-9888 725 West Battlefield Suite A
springfield, MO 65807
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Rick Farrow
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Rick Farrow
Howell County, MO Family Law Attorney with 21 years of experience
(417) 274-6720 10 Court Square, Suite 30
P.O. Box 1585
West Plains, MO 65775
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
University of Missouri - Kansas City
The Farrow Law Office is in West Plains, Missouri and represents clients throughout the area in family law matters, criminal defense, traffic violations and river tickets. We represent clients throughout Southern Missouri. The counties and cities listed below are included in our coverage area. For city charges, counties not listed here, including appellate cases, please contact our office directly. Rick Farrow is a Missouri native and has practiced law in West Plains, Missouri since January 2001. His initial legal work was as a trial attorney for the Missouri Public Defenders Office where he handled thousands of cases, including serious...
Jeffrey Richard Kays
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Jeffrey Richard Kays
Boone County, MO Family Law Attorney with 23 years of experience
(573) 657-0098 105 Oak Street
Ste
Ashland, MO 65010
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
University of Missouri - Kansas City
I have been practicing law in the Mid-Missouri area since 1999. I am a proven trial lawyer with a track record of success for my clients.

Pulaski County Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Legal Services of Southern Missouri
(573) 341-3655
Rolla, MO

Show More
Toggle tool

There are no recently viewed profiles.

There are no saved profiles.

There are no profiles to compare.