Family Law

Adoptions

Our firm takes great pleasure in helping families with adoptions, including step-parent adoptions. We strive to make this process as smooth as possible while working enthusiastically and meticulously to ensure that all steps and details are completed, so that your family can concentrate on the other aspects of a growing family. We handle all types of adoptions.

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Custody and Paternity Actions

Our primary focus is on the protection of your children. We are knowledgeable and skilled in the child custody process, such as drafting effective parenting plans, holiday and visitation schedules, and child support calculations. We endeavor to promote healthy relationships between parents and children by establishing a legal framework that is both safe and effective for all parties.

Dissolutions (Divorces & Legal Separations)

Our firm has extensive experience in working through the many pain-staking details of a divorce. This includes petitions, settlement agreements, equitable division of assets, child support, parenting plans, etc. We will work methodically and thoroughly to ensure that you and your loved ones are well represented in this most important life change.

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Jessica M. Christiansen
Guardian Ad Litem

Jessica acts as Guardian ad Litem for numerous children in the Jefferson City area. She takes this responsibility very seriously and works tirelessly to advocate for those who have no voice.

Guardianship/Third Party Custody Actions

Whether you are a grand-parent, foster parent or other third-party seeking to obtain custody or visitation rights, our firm has both the experience and endurance for the complexity of these cases. We understand the intricacy of such situations and will work earnestly to ensure the safety and well-being of the children involved.

Mary J Browning
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Modifications

When there are changes in life circumstances such as earnings or residence, it may require a modification to an existing agreement. Our firm is well-equipped to guide you through the legal process while giving strict attention to detail to promote a favorable outcome.

To make an appointment, please contact us at:


Mary J. Browning, LLC
214 Cherry Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
573.893.4523

 

Consultation rates vary depending on type of case and length of consultations.