Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption or experiencing the frustrations of a marital or custody conflict, Steven Patterson, Attorney at Law can help. We have ample experience serving families in the area, providing legal services in all areas of family law, including:
Divorce or Dissolution of Marriage
Child custody and visitation
Custody or support modification and child support enforcement
Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
We assist families with all aspects of domestic adoptions. We handle the legalities of your adoption so that you can concentrate on your new family.
DIVORCE OR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
Through mediation or litigation, our 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.
Divorce should not lead to financial crises. We help you establish an equitable amount of spousal support as appropriate.
Establish paternal rights and responsibility to your children.
CHILD CUSTODY AND VISITATION
We protect your parental rights to raise your children in an appropriate and supportive home.
We 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, we can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.
JUVENILE DELINQUENCY AND DEPENDENCY PROCEEDINGS
We are skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of Missouri to protect your parental rights from the interference of government authorities.
Mediation puts the decisions in your hands, and can often provide more expedient, predictable results than a trial. We can help you obtain the most equitable divorce or custody settlement.
PRE- AND POST-NUPTIAL AGREEMENTS
We expect the unexpected and drafts premarital agreements that protect both spouses’ interests and that can alleviate some of the stress should you ever divorce.