Wildwood, Missouri Family Lawyers

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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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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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...
Nicholas Chlebowski
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Pacific, MO Family Law Attorney with 13 years 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.
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...
Sally S. Rajnoha
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Ballwin, MO Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(636) 861-1111 Suite 203
Ballwin, MO 63021
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Saint Louis University School of Law
Since 1975, Sally has worked in the legal offices of attorney Joel Case. In 1992 she became his partner and they have continued to provide legal services to the West St. Louis County and adjoining areas. Although they have a general law practice, their emphasis is in Family Law, which includes divorce, modifications, child custody, support, and paternity cases. They also write wills, trusts, powers of attorney and administer probate estates in St. Louis County and the surrounding counties.
James Ahearn
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Ellisville, MO Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(855) 805-0595 16024 Manchester Road
Suite 103
Ellisville, MO 63011
Family and Divorce
Saint Louis University School of Law
Searching for the correct law firm to handle important matters such as a divorce or any family law matter(s) is crucial. You want to make sure you are properly represented in your case. Turning to the attorneys at Stange Law Firm, PC is the right move, the attorneys at Stange practice solely on family law and are here to listen and guide you. You can feel assured that your case will be handled with the utmost care. James Ahearn is one of these attorneys and he is practicing out of our Ellisville, Missouri office. James has received multiple degrees including:...
Regina L. Wells
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Ellisville, MO Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(636) 200-6400 16024 Manchester Road
Suite 103
Ellisville, MO 63011
Family and Divorce
Regina Wells is a Senior Associate Attorney at Stange Law Firm, PC in the West County office located in Ellisville, Missouri. She is licensed to practice law in the state of Missouri. Regina represents clients in a wide variety of family law matters, including, divorce, child custody, child support, guardianship and other domestic relation matters. Note: The choice of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Regina Wells is responsible for the content. Principle place of business 120 South Central Avenue, Suite 450, St. Louis (Clayton), MO 63105.
Craig Goza
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Ellisville, MO Family Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(855) 805-0595 16024 Manchester Road
Suite 103
Ellisville, MO 63011
Family and Divorce
Washburn University School of Law
When you hire an attorney, you want to make sure that they are passionate, driven and will work hard for you. That's how Craig Goza works everyday in his family law practice at Stange Law Firm, PC. Craig is an Associate Attorney in our Ellisville, MO office in West County where he helps family law clients with their important legal matters.

Craig graduated from University of Central Missouri with a Public Relations degree. He continued his education at Washburn University School of Law, receiving his Juris Doctorate. After law school, Craig became a domestic violence prosecutor before he decided to go...
John Edward Counts
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Pacific, MO Family Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(636) 209-5834 123 St. Louis Street, East
Pacific, MO 63069
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Landlord Tenant
Mr. John Edward Counts
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Pacific, MO Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(636) 209-5834 2647 Highway North
Pacific, MO 63069
Family
Ballwin, MO Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(314) 652-6090 505 Clayworth Dr
Ballwin, MO 63011
Family and Criminal
University of Missouri School of Law
Ballwin, MO Family Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(636) 861-1111 1190 Meramec Station Rd
Ballwin, MO 63021
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Eureka, MO Family Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(636) 938-7600 925 W 5th St
Eureka, MO 63025
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Chesterfield, MO Family Law Lawyer
16869 Kehrsdale Dr
Chesterfield, MO 63005
Family, Antitrust, Business and Medical Malpractice
Ballwin, MO Family Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(636) 394-7242 14611 Manchester Rd
Ballwin, MO 63011
Family, Appeals, Business and Divorce
Ballwin, MO Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
417 Elm Crossing Ct
Ballwin, MO 63021
Family
St. Mary's University School of Law
Ramona A Gau
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(314) 782-1415 1795 Clarkson Road
Suite 150
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Chesterfield, 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...
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,...
Laurie Ann Knight
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Chesterfield, MO Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(636) 200-5533 13321 N Outer 40 Road
Suite 500
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Missouri - Columbia
Attorney Laurie A. Knight is an accomplished and experience lawyer practicing family law, criminal defense, estate planning, business law, and bankruptcy. She studied biology as an undergraduate at Saint Louis University before enrolling in the University of Missouri Columbia School of Law. She graduated with her J.D. in 2005 having served as an active member of the law school community. Laurie is admitted to practice in the State of Missouri and in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri. She attends various legal events, supports several legal organizations, and frequently donates her time to serve indigent people. Laurie is...
Lloyd M. Nolan
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(314) 725-1880 13321 N. Outer 40 Road
Suite 700
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Chesterfield, MO Family Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
Family, Bankruptcy, DWI and Divorce
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Over 25 years experience in Bankruptcy, Divorce, Family Law Chapter 13, DWI Defense, Auto Accident Injuries, Trials, Appeals and General Law Practice. I have a wide variety if experince andI focus on my clients needs. I strive to provide high-quality legal services with integrity at a fair price.
Brendan Block
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Chesterfield, MO Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(314) 325-4357 400 Chesterfield Center #400
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Free ConsultationFamily, Cannabis Law, Criminal and Divorce
Saint Louis University
Brendan is a native St. Louisan passionate about serving clients and practicing criminal law, municipal law, and family law. Brendan works diligently to get your charges dropped.

As a former prosecutor, he knows what they're looking for. His areas of practice are drug possession and paraphernalia charges, theft charges and DUI or DWI charges. Because his firm is small, he puts all of his care and attention into each of of his client's cases. His record of getting fines reduced and charges dropped speaks for itself. He does not judge. He shows respect for all of his clients. He understands...
Carl Helfrich
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Chesterfield, MO Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(314) 448-4277 13321 North Outer Forty Road
Suite 700
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Family, Business and Estate Planning
David W. Terry
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St. Louis, MO Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(888) 317-2525 13321 N. Outer 40
Suite 800
St. Louis, MO 63017
Family, Asbestos, Insurance Claims and Medical Malpractice
Drake University Law School
Robert Thomas Spalding
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Chesterfield, MO Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(636) 532-6100 16020 Swingley Ridge
Suite 330
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
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...
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....
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....
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.
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...
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...
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...
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!
Chad Hager
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Ellisville, MO Family Law Lawyer
(636) 200-6400 16024 Manchester Road
Suite 103
Ellisville, MO 63011
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Chad Hager is a Associate Attorney at Stange Law Firm, PC. Stange Law Firm, PC is a family law firm with multiple offices in the St. Louis Metro Area in Missouri and Illinois, including: St. Louis County (Brentwood), Missouri West St. Louis County (Ellisville), Missouri Jefferson County (Arnold), Missouri Franklin County (Union), Missouri Madison County (Edwarsdville), Illinois St. Clair County (Belleville), Illinois St. Louis City, Missouri (By Appointment Only) Call us today at 314-963-4700. *The choice of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements.* Chad Hager is responsible for the content. ...
Michael R. Roby
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St. Charles, MO Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(636) 940-5900 2268 Bluestone Dr.
St. Charles, MO 63303
Family and Divorce
Saint Louis University School of Law
Michael Roby is an Associate Attorney at Stange Law Firm, PC in the St. Charles County office located in St. Charles, Missouri. He is licensed to practice law in the state of Missouri. Michael Roby 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. Michael Roby is responsible for the content. Principle place of business 120 South Central Avenue, Suite 450, St. Louis (Clayton), MO 63105.
Jillian Wood
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(855) 805-0595 120 South Central Avenue
Suite 450
Clayton, MO 63105
Clayton, 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.
Tonya Page
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Kirkwood, MO Family Law Attorney with 18 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).
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.
Christine L. Freeman
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St. Charles, MO Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(636) 477-6267 2440 Executive Dr., Suite 112
St. Charles, MO 63303
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Saint Louis University
Ms. Freeman's primary areas of practice include: Domestic and Family Law matters: Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Paternity, Orders of Protection, Contempt of Court, Adoption; Juvenile matters including Parental Representation. Criminal matters: Domestic Violence; Child Abuse, Child Neglect and Endangerment; DWI/DUI; License Reinstatement; Traffic Violations; and other Criminal Offenses; Civil Matters: Breach of Contract; Landlord/Tenant Actions, Declaratory Judgments for Vehicle Titles; Additionally, Ms. Freeman is certified by the Missouri Bar Association as a Guardian ad Litem for matters concerning the interest and welfare of children and for adults alleged as incompetent in certain probate matters....
Martha (Martie) M Clark
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St. Charles, MO Family Law Attorney with 13 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.
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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.

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