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Family Law FAQ

Commonly Asked Questions About Our St. Louis Law Firm

Family law matters are challenging for several reasons. They involve the most important people and the most important assets in your life. We know they are never easy and just how crucial it is that you find skilled representation that can communicate fully with you and execute a planned course of action aimed at achieving your desired outcome.

At our firm, we work around the clock to meet the unique needs of each of our clients and their families. Delivering personalized counsel and compassion, we help families protect their rights by building a strong a case on their behalf, whether we are working towards a negotiated settlement or towards your goals before a judge in a courtroom.

Explore your legal options for free in a complimentary case evaluation. Contact our team today.

How long will my case take?

Every case is unique, so the length of your case will be determined by how complex the issues are and how easily (or not) it is to reach an agreement with the parties involved. Issues affecting a case's complexity include child support, visitation rights, child custody, property and debt division and more.

What happens at a consultation appointment?

During our first meeting, our team of St. Louis attorneys will sit down with you to discuss the details of your case, review case-related evidence, and determine the best plan of action to take. We will answer any questions you might have and address any concerns regarding your situation.

What should I bring to my consultation appointment?

The better prepared you are for your free initial consultation appointment, the better we can serve you. To maximize your appointment, bring copies of tax returns, income documentation, recent retirement and/or pension plan statements, any evidence that defends your allegations, any financial documents regarding your home (mortgage, appraisals, etc.), all recent bank statements for both spouses, and if you are seeking a modification, the court-ordered documents. This all varies depending on your case .


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