Family Law


A Major Step: How To Adopt Your Stepchild

by Mat Camp • December 29, 2021

For blended families, adoption of a stepchild can be a wonderful way to strengthen the bonds between stepparent and stepchild, while adding legal certainty concerning major life events like medical care, schooling, or the death of the natural parent. If you are considering adopting a stepchild, know that the law makes such adoptions easier than […]


Is An Annulment Right For You?

by Mat Camp • December 29, 2021

If you are considering pursuing the civil annulment of your marriage, the first thing you should understand is that they are relatively rare and for good reason: Annulments are only obtainable under specific conditions that must be affirmed by a court. But, if those conditions are met, annulments offer some advantages to traditional divorce. So, […]

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How To Choose A Family Law Attorney

by Mat Camp • November 24, 2021

Family law is in many ways unlike many other areas of law. Like most areas of law, issues of right and wrong and of course asset-related concerns are part of family law. But the emotional aspects of family law and the often-times involvement of children in family law matters creates an emotional factor not often […]


Wishing Our Clients a Wonderful Holiday Season and a 2022 Filled with Peace and Joy

by Mat Camp • November 17, 2021

Without a doubt, 2020 and 2021 have been tumultuous, tragic, and historic years. It is safe to say nearly everyone has been touched by the pandemic and/or the social, economic, and political shock waves associated with it. So we believe it is especially important for our firm to take a moment to thank each of […]


Holidays Bring Joy – and Stress: These Five Tips Can Help

by Mat Camp • October 26, 2021

With shopping, hosting events, juggling the needs of work, children and more, it’s no surprise that the holiday season brings more than its share of stress in addition to the joys of the holidays. That’s in part because holidays often bring together family members who rarely see one another and when they do, don’t often […]

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School & Office Re-Openings Can Mean It’s Time To Consider A Custody Modification

by Mat Camp • September 30, 2021

As many schools re-open and offices and other businesses begin bringing employees back onsite, custody arrangements for divorced parents may need a second look. Fortunately, existing custody plans can be modified and re-established by family courts. However, successfully seeking a court-ordered modification to an existing plan that had worked for a period of time does […]

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What You Need To Know About Legal Separation In Missouri

by Mat Camp • July 29, 2021

While divorce in the U.S. was once rare and carried a negative stigma, it has become increasingly common. From 1960 to 1980 the U.S. divorce rate more than doubled, going from 9.2 divorces per 1,000 women to 22.6 per 1,000 women. This was likely due in part to cultural and societal changes in the U.S., […]

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Which Aspects Of A Divorce Affect Child Custody In Missouri?

by Mat Camp • June 3, 2021

Divorce is tragic, especially when children are involved. Their lives are upended, they often face undue stress, find themselves in the middle between parents who are at odds and deal with constant uncertainty. For many children, questions like “Where will I live?”, “Where will I go to school?”, “Will I get to see both of […]

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Your Ex Won’t Follow Custody Orders; Now What?

by Mat Camp • May 24, 2021

Divorce, like many stressful life events, can bring out the best in some people and the worst in others. Some divorcing couples rise to the occasion, put aside their differences and commit to moving forward in the most productive way possible. This is especially important when children are involved. But in too many cases, one […]

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Business Owners Facing Divorce: What You Need To Know

by Mat Camp • April 26, 2021

Divorce brings so much uncertainty to everyone involved. What will happen to the children? Who gets the house? Who gets the dog? And in some cases, what will happen to our business? While determining the answers to each of these questions can be challenging and unique for each case, the fate of a business owned […]