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A MOTHER-DAUGHTER DUO LOOKING OUT FOR YOUR FAMILY

Together, we have over 35 years of experience helping families overcome legal obstacles and advocating for children who can’t advocate for themselves.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Everything we do is about protecting the well-being of you and yours.


Adoption

When you want to add another member to your family, we can guide you through the whole process.

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Minor Guardianships

Sometimes a child’s parents may need extra help from family. We provide guidance and support.

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Divorce & Separation

This can be a painful experience, but we can help by advocating for the best solution for your family.

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Child Abuse & Domestic Violence

In a vulnerable situation? We can provide resources and help to find a safe place for your family.

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Child Custody

We help find a solution that creates the best chance of success and love for your children.

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Child Support & Spousal Support

Financial security is important for a child’s success. We fight to ensure you get what you need.

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YOU HAVE A VOICE IN ALL THIS. LET’S MAKE IT HEARD.

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We walk alongside people
who are going through the
most difficult times in their
lives. We fight to give them
a voice, no matter how
voiceless they may feel.
Mary J. Browning

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.

YOU HAVE LEGAL OPTIONS

LET US WALK YOU THROUGH THEM

PROTECTING THE CHILDREN IS OUR PASSION

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.

How Our Clients Feel

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Based in Jefferson City

Serving Central Missouri

COLE COUNTY, MO

Our office is located in Cole County. Jefferson City is the state capital of Missouri and has a population of 71,927.

CALLAWAY COUNTY, MO

Callaway County sits on the Missouri River and formed in 1820. It is named after Captain James Callaway.

OSAGE COUNTY, MO

Osage County gets its name from the Osage river and is known for its vineyards, such as Westphalia Vineyards.

MARIES COUNTY, MO

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, MO

Moniteau County, population 15,607, was formed in 1845 and gets its name from the nearby Moniteau Creek.

MILLER COUNTY, MO

With a population of 24,768, Miller County gets its name from John Miller, a former U.S. Representative and governor.

MORGAN COUNTY, MO

Organized on January 5, 1833, Morgan County is home to 20,565 people and is named after Revolutionary War general Daniel Morgan.

BOONE COUNTY, MO

Boone County is named after Daniel Boone and was organized on November 16, 1820. Its population is 162,642.

DEDICATED TO YOUR CAUSE

Your family is important to you, so it’s important to us. We’re committed to honest advice and a desire for positive outcomes. We fully believe that children deserve to be raised in loving homes by people who cherish them.

Your situation may already be difficult, so we strive to make seeking legal help as easy as possible. If you're unable to find a spare moment to make it to our cozy, little cottage of an office? We’re proud to offer phone and email consultations, allowing you to avoid racking up big travel bills or worrying about taking time from work or your family.

Our focus is to be there for all of our clients in the most difficult times of their lives because family issues know no economic or social boundaries. We give a voice to the voiceless.

At the end of the day, our top priority is ensuring that children and families have the ability to prosper. It’s the guiding cornerstone of our practice; from the moment you request a consultation, we want to offer you the security and sincerity that you would receive from a trusted friend. If you’re concerned about your family, please reach out and contact us today.