Providing Legal Counsel and Advice to Individuals with Legal Issues Related to Family Law

Marital problems are often extremely personal and can cause significant stress. If you are going through a divorce or believe that you may be getting divorced in the near future, it is likely that you are upset and angry, and the thought of navigating a complex legal process may be daunting. Fortunately, the lawyers of the Byrnes Law Firm are here to help. We provide our clients with caring, compassionate, and aggressive legal representation that ensures that your best interests are represented and that your divorce is resolved as favorably as possible.

Handling a Variety of Issues Related to Divorce

Family law is a broad area that covers a variety of issues, but one of the main areas in which we practice is divorce. We regularly work with individuals who are involved in a uncontested divorce, meaning that they and their spouse are able to come to an agreement regarding the issues that need to be resolved in order for the divorce to be finalized. In addition, we regularly work with clients who are going through an contested divorce. Examples of the types of disputes that we regularly handle include the following:

  • Child Support – Child support are payments made from one parent to the other parent in order to help with the costs associated with raising the child. In general, the noncustodial parent makes payments to the custodial parent, but alternative arrangements may occur.
  • Property Division – Missouri is an equitable division state, which means that the court will divide marital property in a way that it deems fair – which does not necessarily mean “equal.” As a result, judges have significant discretion when making decisions about the way in which to divide property between a divorcing couple and will consider a variety of factors in his or her decision. For this reason, it is very important for people involved in a divorce in which the division of property is disputed to speak to an attorney immediately.
  • Visitation Rights – Parents who do not share custody of their child often still have the right to see and spend time with their child. We advocate for noncustodial parents’ visitation rights to ensure that they still are able to have a meaningful and substantial relationship with their children.
  • Alimony – Alimony, or “maintenance,” are payments made from one party to another in order to ensure that both parties enjoy the standard of living established during the marriage. Alimony is not awarded in every case, and judges have significant discretion in this area as well. As a result, it is critical for anyone seeking alimony or trying to avoid or minimize it to retain a lawyer.
  • Contact a St. Louis Family Law Lawyer Today to Schedule a Free Consultation

    If you are going through a divorce or would like to modify an existing custody, child support, or maintenance order, the team at the Byrnes Law Firm can help. To schedule a free case evaluation, call our office today at 314-312-0404.