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Missouri Family Law

Full-service family law firm serving

Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption or experiencing the frustrations of marital conflict, Law Office of Steven M. Patterson can help. I have ample experience serving families in the area. I provide legal services in all areas of family law, including:

  • Adoption
  • Divorce
  • Maintenance (Alimony)
  • Paternity
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Child support modification and enforcement
  • Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
  • Mediation
  • Pre- and post-nuptial agreements

Adoption

I assist families with all aspects of international and domestic adoptions. I handle the legalities of your adoption so that you can concentrate on your new family.

Divorce

Through mediation or litigation, my divorce law firm can help you gain the most equitable results from your divorce, including fair distribution of assets, division of marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.

Maintenance (Alimony)

Divorce should not lead to financial crises. I help you establish an equitable amount of spousal support.

Paternity

Establish paternal rights and responsibility to you children.

Child custody and visitation

I protect your parental rights to raise your children in an appropriate and supportive home.

Child support

I can help ensure that you receive or pay an equitable amount of the financial support required to raise your children in a healthy, happy environment.

Child support modification and enforcement

Child support payments do not change unless the court modifies the child support order. If either the custodial or noncustodial parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, I can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.

Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings

I am skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of Missouri to protect your parental rights from the interference of government authorities.

Mediation

Mediation puts the decisions in your hands, and can often provide more expedient, predictable results than a trial. I can help you obtain the most equitable divorce settlement.

Pre- and post-nuptial agreements

I expect the unexpected and drafts premarital agreements that protect both spouses’ interests and that can alleviate some of the stress should you ever divorce.

Contact a dedicated family law attorney

Call Law Office of Steven M. Patterson at 573-453-5168 or contact me online to schedule a consultation with a family law attorney at my Salem, Missouri office.

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  • Salem Office
    1005 S. Pershing Ave.
    Salem, Missouri 65560
    Phone: 573-453-2529
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