Legal situations can be tough. But it can be even more complicated when they involve your family and children. We're a boutique law firm wholeheartedly dedicated to helping people through difficult situations like divorce, adoptions, and domestic abuse cases. We also help navigate child custody and support agreements as well as spousal support. When your family is at its most vulnerable, we dedicate ourselves to seeking solutions that center on what's best for the children.
This is likely one of the most challenging moments of your life, but you can get through it. Always remember: you ultimately have more power than you may think.
It all starts with taking a strong first step in the right direction. Get the answers and guidance you need from attorneys who don’t just have years of experience with your case, but who also have compassion for your family’s situation. We care about everyone involved and have decades of combined experience in helping people just like you find a positive resolution.
When we handle a family law case, the needs of any children involved are always front and center. Here are just a few ways that we work to protect children throughout Central Missouri.
Adoption can be a lengthy, complicated process depending on several factors. We’re aware that you will likely need guidance as you move through each step and are prepared to stand alongside you to do what’s best for your family.
We’re not afraid to take cases to court if necessary to prove that adoption is the most positive result for the child and that your family is the best place for them to land.
From the first time you state your intention to adopt to your family’s “Gotcha Day,” we’ll be there for you.
Cases of minor guardianship usually happen when it’s necessary for a child to live with someone who’s not their parents. This guardian fulfills many of the responsibilities of a parent and takes care of their needs, including food and housing.
Minor guardianship is different from adoption because the legal relationship between parents and children is still there. In many cases, the guardianship is not permanent.
If you have questions about whether guardianship makes sense for your child, we’re here to answer them.
Abuse in the home can often make its victims feel hopeless. But you’re not alone. When we pledge our support to domestic abuse victims, we do so completely. We fight tirelessly on behalf of spouses and children who’ve been abused.
If you’re a victim, we’re there for you. We can help our clients file for orders of protection, modify or update case documents in abuse cases, and locate other resources to get out of a bad situation.
If you feel trapped by abuse, the first step is to reach out to someone you can trust. Let us be your advocate.
For children involved in court proceedings, they need someone to stand up for them. This person, a Guardian Ad Litem, is often appointed by the court and works to uncover the needs of the children involved in disputes like divorce.
Jessica M. Christiansen is a certified Guardian Ad Litem who approaches each case with a fresh perspective and without bias. She puts the needs of the child first.
We take our responsibilities seriously and pledge to do what’s best for the children involved, no matter the case.
I would not trust any other attorney when it comes to the well-being of my children. Thank you for all you did to make our complicated adoption happen."
Your dedication, hard work, and passion toward preserving the safety and happiness of children has resulted in a beautiful adoption and the joyous completion of a family. We will be forever grateful."
The best decision I ever made! If you love your kid(s) and want what is best for them, if you truly deserve to raise them, this attorney is the one you want to represent your case.
I am forever grateful to everyone in your office. It has been so hard fighting this. Being a single dad is an almost impossible fight to win. We are shunned by everyone as the automatic bad guy. Thank you!"
Our office is located in Cole County. Jefferson City is the state capital of Missouri and has a population of 71,927.
Callaway County sits on the Missouri River and formed in 1820. It is named after Captain James Callaway.
Osage County gets its name from the Osage river and is known for its vineyards, such as Westphalia Vineyards.
Maries County has a population of 9,176 people and was organized in 1855. Its name is derived from the French marais, or pond.
Moniteau County, population 15,607, was formed in 1845 and gets its name from the nearby Moniteau Creek.
With a population of 24,768, Miller County gets its name from John Miller, a former U.S. Representative and governor.
Organized on January 5, 1833, Morgan County is home to 20,565 people and is named after Revolutionary War general Daniel Morgan.
Boone County is named after Daniel Boone and was organized on November 16, 1820. Its population is 162,642.