Family Law | Child Custody

Couples facing divorce with children have difficult and challenging decisions to make. Sometimes couples fight over custody, support and/or visitation provisions and can benefit by having an experienced child custody lawyer involved.

A family law attorney will be able to help you understand how the law applies to your specific situation and explain the options available to you. It is important to seek legal help from a lawyer with child support , custody custody and visitation experience to protect your rights and ensure you fully understand the impact of decisions regarding child custody and visitation as post-divorce modifications can be challenging.

Child custody has two distinct types of custody: physical custody and legal custody. Physical custody is the duty to provide day-to-day care of a child and the right to direct the child's daily activities. Legal custody is the rights and responsibilities associated with decisions regarding the child's upbringing.

Many parents work together to find ways to raise the child(ren) jointly. Family courts encourage this as much as possible, provided the parents can provide the appropriate environment. Child custody arrangements take many forms, including joint custody, sole custody and temporary custody. If an agreeable custody arrangement by both parents cannot be reached, custody will be determined by the family court.

Contact our law firm online for a FREE CONSULTATION and learn how the law applies to your specific situation or call us directly at 314-736-5879.

Our law firm is easily accessed from either Interstate 70 or Interstate 270 on St. Charles Rock Road in the St. Johns Bank Building near DePaul Hospital. We have free and convenient parking. Our experienced attorneys represent clients throughout the greater St. Louis area, inlcuding: Bridgeton, Hazelwood, Maryland Heights, Overland, Florissant, Creve Coeur, St. Ann and North St. Louis County.


(Near DePaul Hospital)

St. Johns Bank Building

11965 St. Charles Rock Road

Suite 202

Bridgeton, MO 63044

PHONE: 314-736-5879

FAX:      314-739-1355