Columbia, IL Family Law Attorney & Certified Divorce Lawyer

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We’ve been guiding our friends and neighbors in and around Columbia, Illinois through their family legal matters for over 20 years. We know how important family is, and we will be by your side during the entire process as you defend your rights through the courts.

Helping Spouses in Columbia Before, During, and After Their Divorce

Few decisions are more trying than the decision to end the marriage. We’ve been helping our neighbors in Columbia, Illinois with pre-divorce consultations, divorce litigation, and post-divorce modifications.

With our divorce attorney on your side, you can be certain your rights will be protected.

Child Support and Custody

As We mentioned above, divorces by their very nature can be incredibly trying situations. Ending a marriage when children are involved is typically even more emotionally charged.

Every parent cherishes their relationship with their child. Our child custody attorney will help you preserve your relationship and ensure your child’s best interest are protected.

Protecting Rights for Fathers in Columbia, Illinois

Just as fathers have the obligation to care for their children’s physical and emotional needs, they have the right to maintain an active and healthy relationship with their children.

Missouri custody statutes provide a level playing field for both the mother and the father. Neither is presumed to be a more qualified caregiver.

Missouri law also empowers both parents to establish strong, healthy relationships with their children.

We understand how important it is for a father to maintain healthy bonds with their children.

We as experienced paternity attorneys will fight to defend your rights as a father.

Grandparents Rights

Oftentimes, divorces don’t just separate spouses they separate grandparents from the grandchildren. In the eyes of Missouri law grandparents have a right to legally defend their relationship with their grandchildren.

Grandparents have the right to intervene in a divorce and seek help from a lawyer for grandparents’ right to take legal action to establish their rights to visitation or custody.

Establishing Guardianship

Kathleen E. Shaul has been handling guardianship cases for over 17 years. Her experience and legal savvy when it comes to issues of guardianship are unmatched.

Whether you are considering an interfamily adoption or you are a stepparent wanting to solidify your relationship in the eyes of the law, Kathleen will be there to guide you through the process every step of the way.