The future and well-being of your family is our top priority.

Adoptions & Guardianship

Through adoption you can establish all of the legal rights and obligations which exist in a biological child-parent relationship, including the child’s rights to financial support and inheritance. We’ll guide you through the…

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Divorce | Post-Divorce

We believe in exploring settlement to the fullest extent possible to lessen the emotional strain on the family; however, we are dedicated to protecting our client’s rights and are strong litigators if the settlement process fails.

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Child Support & Custody


Child custody and support issues are often the most contentious. Parents cherish their children and will fight aggressively for a solution they feel represents their child’s best interests. Whether you are going through a divorce…

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In Missouri, when a child is born outside of marriage, a paternity action can establish the legal father-child relationship. All parent-child relationships carry rights as well as obligations. We work with men and women on both sides…

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Meet the Attorneys

kathleen-e-shaul small portraitKathleen E. Shaul
Family Law Attorney

Kathleen E. Shaul concentrates her practice exclusively in family law with an emphasis in divorce litigation. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Shaul taught high school English in Chicago. She is a certifed Guardian ad Litem and is passionate about children’s issues.

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valerie-craig-portrait2Valerie L. Craig
Associate Attorney

During her undergraduate studies, Ms. Craig worked as a campus advocate and philanthropy organizer for Heart of Missouri CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates).

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