Family Law in St. Louis
Family Law is composed of many different types of cases that can all be grouped together under this general title. The following is a list of the most common types for which our family law attorneys at Zolman Law Firm have experience.
Divorce (called dissolution in Missouri) is by far the most commonly encountered type of family law. Divorces come in two forms, non-contested and contested, and can be a highly emotional and draining situation for those involved. We are experienced in these cases and will manage your needs head-on.
This type of case allows for couples to live apart, without dissolving their marriage. This is the ideal choice when divorce is not preferable, based on certain circumstances.
When people have a child or children born outside of a marriage, a paternity case is often filed with the court to reach an enforceable judgment covering child custody, child support, visitation, health insurance for the child, and sometimes a request for a change of name for the child.
Sometimes adults wish to change their name and unless that change of name is harmful to another person, the court will grant such a request upon filing the correct paperwork with the court, participating in a brief testimonial court appearance, and publishing the name change in an official legal publication...
Sometimes it is desirable to change the name of a minor(s). This process is relatively simple when both parents sign a Consent for the name change. When one of the parents either refuses to cooperate, or just sticks their head in the sand and does nothing, there are a few other steps that must be done, but the...
Often referred to as a Restraining Order, filed by one person (Petitioner) against another person (Respondent), asking the Court to enter a Court Order limiting the future actions of the Respondent. We are well versed in representing either the Petitioner or the Respondent in Order of Protection cases.
In this case “foreign” refers to another state within the United States. This is often filed when one party wants to be able to enforce a judgment entered in a different state. For instance, a couple gets divorced in Illinois, then one of the parties moves to Missouri with the children. The person that still resides in Illinois...
Many times we have represented a step-parent in their desire to legally become the parent in the role that they have been enjoying in a child’s life when the biological parent is absent. We truly enjoy fulfilling this desire.
If you are seeking a family law attorney in St. Louis, contact the Zolman Law Firm for a free 30-minute consultation today by calling 314.846.6633.