At the Piatchek Law Firm, our family attorneys handle many types of legal concerns that can affect families, including divorce, child custody, child support, modification, and adoption. We tackle the full spectrum of cases – simple to complicated, cooperative to contested, and everything in between. Many times there will be uncertainty or doubt as to whether the other party will be cooperative (whether your case is “contested” or “uncontested”) and exactly how contested your case might be.
If you are confused or you have any questions about these matters, you are welcome to call us at 417-882-5858 to discuss your specific situation. You should also see our page entitled “Contested vs. Uncontested” if you have questions about the difference between these two avenues of divorce, custody, and support matters.
Whether or not your case is contested, whether or not it involves children, and whether or not it involves property, we can help. We can assist you with cases of any size, variety, and circumstance, including all of the following:
- Contested Divorce
- Cooperative, Uncontested Divorce
- Contested Modifications
- Uncontested Modification
- Child Custody and Support
- Spousal Support
- Prenuptial Agreements
- Property Division
- Stepparent Adoptions
Cooperative Family Law
If you and your spouse are in total, 100% agreement on all aspects of your case, including property, finances, children, and custody, we can likely handle your cooperative, uncontested divorce case at a reasonable, flat fee as part of our Affordable Legal Services program.
Many people hope that they will have a cooperative case or believe it may be uncontested, but it does not always turn out that way. Perhaps they really want the other side to cooperate, perhaps they truly believe the other side will cooperate, or perhaps they don’t know where the other person stands at all. If you think you may have an uncontested or cooperative divorce case, please see our page entitled “Cooperative Uncontested Divorce” for more information and details on how these types of cases work.
Our cooperative family law services don’t apply to every situation, and we don’t take every case on this track. Clients who can take advantage of the cooperative family law track typically have cases that are civil and agreeable, and both parties want to save time and money. They don’t want to spend years and several thousand dollars each hiring an attorney to fight about it by the hour. They simply want an attorney to prepare all of the documents as agreed upon by both parties and make the process go as quickly, affordably, and smoothly as possible. In addition, they want this to be completed at one, simple flat rate, rather than by the hour. These are the kinds of cases where we can be of great assistance and provide great value.
Contested Family Law
We encourage many of our family law clients to work through their issues cooperatively with the other party when possible. Of course, this is not always possible, and uncontested divorces are not for everyone. This is why we also handle contested cases. Sometimes you have to fight for what is important to you in life. We can help you fight. The vast majority of family law cases are contested, and that is no different at our firm. We are committed to seeing that our clients’ issues are resolved to the very best of our ability with minimal delays and reasonable costs. Whenever your life is at a crossroads, or there is a major change in your family situation, we can help you clarify and pursue your rights.
We Can Help You With Your Divorce or Family Law Matter
Our attorneys will sit down with you to discuss the process of a divorce in Missouri and the time frame of a dissolution of marriage. If you are facing a family law scenario, whether divorce, modification, or another matter entirely, please contact us at 417-882-5858 to schedule a complimentary consultation so that we can discuss your family law issues.