If you are facing a divorce, chances are the tension has been building between you and your spouse for a long time, creating a less than positive environment for you and your children. But with the sound legal advice and support from an experienced family law attorney, you can make wise decisions for your family. The family law attorney team at Replogle, Tyrrell & Robertson, LLC offers individualized family law mediation services that promote secure and healthy family relationships.
Every family law case is different and requires a team built of the client, staff, and attorneys. As we meet with you, we’ll identify unique issues — from deadbeat parents to grandparental rights, from custody battles to paying child support — in your case and then formulate a strategy to address and solve those problems.
Property division is the area of divorce that often receives the least attention, especially in a case involving children and custody issues. Most clients hold to the misconception that the court will divide everything in half, which has caused many folks to forego seeking dissolution in unhealthy and/or abusive marriages.
But under Missouri law, the court is required to set aside non-marital property and then fairly and equitably divide marital property and debt. Often the court will seek to find a 50/50 split, but this is difficult in cases where one spouse retains the residence and the other receives some other portion of equity. Very often, the pressure of overwhelming debt not only pushes marriages into divorce but makes it even more difficult to fairly and equitably set aside the debt. Sometimes, it’s a good decision to file — as a couple — for bankruptcy relief along with dissolution of the marriage.
In the end, the law requires that a variety of factors be considered in dividing property and debt issues, and very rarely does the presumed 50/50 split occur. We focus on identifying the important property issues in your case and utilize our experience and energy to strive for a fair and equitable division, whether it be by agreement or a court decision.
Litigation can be stressful and costly, so we offer family law mediation as a solution to resolving divorce and child custody issues. In essence, mediation allows you to make the decision in your case, not a judge. And it can save you thousands of dollars.
Most clients, after we explain this option to them, dedicate themselves to resolving their case with the assistance of a mediator. Upon identifying your case’s unique interests and whether mediation is the best choice for you, we will prepare and guide you through the mediation process. We ensure that you are in the best position to successfully mediate your case by developing a strategy specifically for your case.
Additional Family Law Attorney Services
We also assist clients with other legal matters your family may have:
- Consumer Protection and Defense
- Estate Planning
- Guardianships of Children and Adults
- Personal Bankruptcy
- Personal Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents, and Premises Liability
- Traffic, DUI/DWI, and Criminal Defense
Contact a Family Law Attorney Today
To get started, please contact Replogle, Tyrrell, & Robertson. Our attorneys understand that every family law case is different, and with our experience and dedication, we can help you prepare for the case, make sensible decisions, and address any problems that arise. Give us a call at 417-859-3979 (Marshfield office) or 417-893-5121 (Springfield office) to get started.