How Does Divorce Work In Missouri?

Resolution of divorce and child custody issues will have a great impact on you and your current and future family's happiness.

Missouri is a "modified no-fault" state — in order to obtain a divorce, the parties may plead irreconcilable differences. However, infidelity and other conduct like domestic violence are relevant to property division and spousal support. Missouri is an "equitable distribution" state, considering several factors when distributing property, including nonmarital versus marital property and debt and the financial needs of both spouses. The property or debt will not necessarily be divided equally.

We can represent you in contested and uncontested divorces. Legal separation is also an option in Missouri. It provides almost the same results as divorce, but does not dissolve the marriage itself.

Covering Every Aspect Of Your Family Law Issue

Our attorneys also represent clients in other family law matters, including:

  • Child support and custody
  • Support modification
  • Domestic partnerships
  • Domestic violence
  • Guardianships and adoption
  • Paternity
  • Contempt

We will help you to answer the important and sometimes confusing and complicated questions that arise in these areas.

Our Pledge To The Families We Serve

We are committed to your goals and priorities. To our clients, we pledge that we will be:

Dedicated: We believe that personal attention is important to any successful legal outcome. It is important to us that we establish a relationship based upon trust and respect from the moment you walk into our office. We will take the time to get to know you and your case so that we can provide you with the guidance and advocacy you need to prevail.

Compassionate: For many, the divorce process is an emotionally challenging time. We understand that between the personal and financial stresses, you may be feeling overwhelmed. Our job is to take care of the legal aspects of your case so that you can focus on what really matters: family.

Accessible: We are not your typical law firm. It is important to us that we are accessible to our clients at all times. For the life of your case, you will communicate with us directly. We will be available from start to finish to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have regarding your case.

Email us for a free consultation. We serve St. Charles and all of Missouri.