Scott County, Missouri Family Lawyers

Mary L. D. Griffith
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Scott County, MO Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(573) 472-0212 118 W. North Street
Sikeston, MO 63801
Family, Business, Divorce and Employment
Mississippi County, MO Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(314) 249-0675 114 N Main
Charleston, MO 63834
Family, Business, Construction and Criminal
Mississippi County, 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
Kenneth C. McManaman Esq.
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Cape Girardeau County, 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
Jeffrey L. Spray
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Cape Girardeau County, 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
John M. Albright
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Butler County, MO Family Law Attorney with 22 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...
Dustin L Mayer
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Stoddard County, 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...
Jennifer R Williams
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(573) 686-5868 1912 Big Bend
P.O. Box 1248
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
Butler County, 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...
Scott Andrew Robbins
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Butler County, 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
John R. Schneider
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Cape Girardeau County, 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
Samantha D Pennington
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(573) 799-4202 1901 Sunset Drive, Suite 209
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
Free ConsultationButler County, 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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Butler County, 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...
Robert Smith
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Butler County, 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
Cape Girardeau County, MO Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(573) 339-1880 1930 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Cape Girardeau County, 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
Scott J Schrum
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(573) 747-4573 406 East Karsch Blvd.
Farmington, MO 63640
Saint Francois County, MO Family Law Lawyer with 5 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...
Ramona A Gau
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(573) 747-4573 406 East Karsch Blvd.
Farmington, MO 63640
Saint Francois County, 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...
M. Blake Dudley
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Saint Francois County, MO Family Law Lawyer with 23 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...
Sara L. Marler
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(573) 747-4573 406 East Karsch Blvd.
Farmington, MO 63640
Saint Francois County, 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,...
Renee Anne Murphy
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Saint Francois County, MO Family Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(573) 756-5400 601 N Washington St
Farmington, MO 63640
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Washington University School of Law
Renee Murphy is dedicated to providing quality representation for her clients. We handle all traffic, DWI and license cases, and all serious felonies. We also handle divorce, custody, paternity, guardianship,grandparents rights and adoptions. If you have been injured in a car accident,we can help.
Perry County, MO Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(573) 334-0555 534 Brinkman Dr
Perryville, MO 63775
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Wayne County, MO Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(573) 223-4247 1401 N. Main St., Ste. 200
Piedmont, MO 63957
Family, Business and Criminal
Wayne County, 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
Madison County, MO Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(573) 783-7212 135 E Main St
Fredericktown, MO 63645
Family, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Sainte Genevieve County, MO Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(573) 303-3015 705 Sainte Genevieve Drive
Sainte Genevieve, MO 63670
Family, Criminal, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Kristen Thurmond
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Jackson County, 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,...
Summer Masterson-Goethals
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Greene County, 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...
Mrs. Shelly Renee' Reece
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Greene County, 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...
Marta Papa
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(314) 862-0202 7101 Delmar Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63130
Saint Louis County, 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....
Jennifer L. Rench
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Saint Louis County, 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...
Kelly M. Davidzuk
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(314) 963-4700 120 South Central Ave.
Suite 450
Clayton, MO 63105
Saint Louis County, MO Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Appalachian School of Law
Kelly Davidzuk is a Partner managing 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 314-963-4700. *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.
Rachna Lien
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Saint Louis County, 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...
Eric L. Boehmer
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Saint Charles County, 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.
Ryan Paulus
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Platte County, 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...
Joshua Garrett
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Taney County, MO Family Law Attorney with 5 years 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...
Brandi L. Ward
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Taney County, MO Family Law Attorney with 13 years 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.
Randy Anglen
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Taney County, MO Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(417) 335-2685 P.O. Box 1562
Branson, MO 65615
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
Ms. Carrie B. Williamson
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Pulaski County, 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.
Tonya Page
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Saint Louis County, 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).
Jessica L. Ward
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Greene County, MO Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(417) 881-4883 3030 E. Battlefield Rd., Suite C
Springfield, MO 65804
Free ConsultationFamily and Criminal
University of Missouri School of Law
Jessica (Ward) Mettler practices in the area of Criminal Defense, including DWI/DUI, Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Probation Violations. She also has vast experience handling Personal Injuries/Motor Vehicle Accidents, Workers' Compensation, and Social Security Disability. Ms. Mettler enjoys assisting the people of the Ozarks. She has practiced law in over thirty (30) counties in Missouri.
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Scott County Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Legal Services of Southern Missouri
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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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