St. Louis Divorce Lawyer

St. Charles Contested and Uncontested Divorce Attorney

Divorce is always a difficult process, especially if you and your spouse do not fully agree on what happens next. You may have immediate concerns about protecting your rights while your divorce is being resolved, as well as long-term concerns about the final outcome.

I am Melissa Featherston, an experienced St. Louis divorce attorney. I can address your concerns by explaining what your rights are and helping you come up with a plan of action for resolving divorce issues that protects your short-term and long-term interests.

Addressing Your Concerns About the Divorce Process

The decision to seek a divorce is an emotional one, and, for many people, the complexity of the issues that need to be resolved can be overwhelming. I will take the time to listen to your concerns and help you pursue positive outcomes to key divorce issues such as the following:

  • Property division: In today's economy, the distribution of both assets and debts can have major consequences for both parties. I will take the time to analyze your specific situation in order to recommend a property division strategy that meets your needs.
  • Child custody: Disputes over child custody and visitation can be the most difficult aspect of the divorce process. I can help you understand your options and pursue a parenting plan that protects your rights and your ongoing relationships with your children.
  • Child support: In Missouri, child support obligations are based on the relative income of each parent and how often each has custody of the children. I have the experience to help clients pursue appropriate determinations under the complex child support guidelines.
  • Spousal maintenance: Also known as alimony, spousal maintenance is awarded in Missouri divorce cases on a case-by-case basis. If you think you are entitled to alimony or your spouse is seeking alimony, I will explain your options and protect your rights.

The sooner you contact a lawyer about your divorce case, the sooner you can ensure that your rights are being protected. To schedule a free initial consultation to discuss how I can help you with your divorce, please contact my offices at 314-400-2302 or by e-mail.