Helping You Move Forward From Divorce
Most of the people who walk through my door are looking for a lawyer to help them move forward with their life. Though divorce almost always involves hurt feelings, frustration and sadness, I try to turn my clients in the direction toward a settlement. Not only do I find that my clients end up with a better result, but they also feel a greater sense of closure.
Sometimes, however, we have to fight for your rights. That’s when my 20 years of experience as a family law attorney is put to work for you. Call me today at 816-781-4403 to schedule a confidential divorce consultation
Skilled In Negotiating, But Equipped To Fight For Your Rights
There are many issues that must be addressed during the divorce process, including:
- Division of assets and debts
- The marital home
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support payments
- Spousal maintenance (alimony)
The courts in Missouri focus on dividing the property and assets collected during the marriage fairly, but not necessarily equally. How that property is divided may also be determined by negotiation between the two sides. In many cases, this is the preferred method of dividing marital property.
I educate you on what you can expect to receive from a court settlement, and then try to put you on a path toward negotiation or mediation. This is may be your best course toward getting what you want from the divorce.
However, there are some issues on which people have very little room for negotiation, and that is most commonly the right to be part of your children’s lives. While we can use mediation and negotiation as a starting point, if the other side is unreasonable in its demands, I am prepared to defend your rights in court.