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Strong Advocacy For All Facets Of Missouri Family Law

Family law matters can be some of the most challenging of all legal issues. This area of the law involves delicate, emotional parts of your life and some of the most important people to you. These cases should be handled with care, compassion and skill.

When looking for a thoughtful, empathetic, yet skilled and knowledgeable attorney, turn to Butler Law Group LLC. We have the experience and dedication to provide you with compassionate and robust representation in a number of areas of the law, but most prominently, family law.

Comprehensive Missouri Family Law Support

Family law encompasses a large number of legal issues, all of which should be addressed with care and skill. Ed Butler can provide assistance, thoughtful advice and creative solutions in the following matters:

  • Divorce
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Spousal maintenance/alimony
  • Modifications and changes to family court orders
  • Legal separation
  • Fathers’ rights
  • Child relocation
  • Grandparent rights
  • Guardianship
  • Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements
  • High asset property division
  • Paternity
  • Adult and child protective orders

When navigating any of these matters, it’s important to have the right family law attorney by your side. Ed Butler and our firm will provide you with a high level of attentiveness, care, dedication and knowledge in your family law issue.

What Factors Do Missouri Courts Consider In Child Custody Cases?

Child custody is one of the more difficult matters involved in family law. Protecting and advocating for your child’s best interests is extremely important. And in all cases, the Missouri courts will put your child’s interests first when making custody decisions during divorce proceedings. A few factors that the courts consider when thinking about these interests include:

  • The child’s relationship with each parent
  • The child’s preferences/wishes
  • Each parent’s ability to provide for the child (financially, emotionally, etc.)
  • The physical and mental health of each parent
  • Location (in relation to proximity to schools, family, friends, etc.)

These are just a few factors that are often considered in custody cases. We can help give you a better idea of what your situation may be during a custody case based on the specifics of your family’s situation.

How Can I Obtain A Child Protective Order in Missouri?

If you are concerned for your child’s safety with a spouse or other adult, you can file a protective order against that party. The first step to getting a child protective order is to file a petition with the court. An attorney can help during this process.

How To Establish Paternity And Why It’s Important

Legally establishing paternity is very important. Paternity can affect custody and support of children, government benefits and inheritance rights.

Establishing paternity outside of voluntary acknowledgement (parties signing affidavits of parentage creating the birth certificate, acknowledging the biological father), will require a judicial or administrative order. In some cases, a DNA test must be used to establish paternity.

We can provide clarity and answer your specific questions regarding paternity.

Reach Out For More Information About Missouri Family Law

Family law matters are complex and can be challenging. If you’re navigating a family law issue, contact us for help. We can give answers, provide advice and give you the guidance you need. Get in touch and schedule an initial consultation. Call 314-208-0318 or use our online contact form to set up an appointment.