Family Law

Family law is a cornerstone practice area for Rynearson, Suess, Schnurbusch & Champion (RSSC), a distinguished law firm serving clients in Missouri and Illinois. Family law encompasses a wide range of legal matters that affect individuals and families, including divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, adoption, and domestic violence issues. RSSC is dedicated to providing compassionate and effective legal representation to clients facing the challenges and complexities of family law matters.

Divorce is one of the most common issues addressed in family law, and RSSC’s attorneys understand the emotional and financial toll that divorce can take on individuals and families. They provide strategic guidance and advocacy to clients throughout the divorce process, working to protect their legal rights and achieve fair and equitable resolutions on issues such as property division, spousal support, and child custody and support.

Child custody disputes are often highly contentious and emotionally charged, as parents seek to protect their relationships with their children and ensure their best interests are prioritized. RSSC’s attorneys are experienced in navigating complex custody issues, advocating for their clients’ parental rights, and working to secure custody arrangements that serve the needs of the children involved.

Child support is another important aspect of family law, ensuring that children receive the financial support they need to thrive following a divorce or separation. RSSC assists clients in navigating the child support process, calculating support obligations, and enforcing support orders to ensure compliance and accountability.

Alimony, or maintenance, may be awarded in divorces to provide financial assistance to a spouse who is economically disadvantaged as a result of the divorce. RSSC’s attorneys advocate for their clients’ interests in alimony matters, whether seeking to obtain fair support payments or contesting excessive or unjustified alimony requests.

Adoption is a joyful and transformative legal process that brings families together through the legal recognition of parent-child relationships. RSSC assists clients in navigating the adoption process, whether through private adoptions, agency adoptions, stepparent adoptions, or international adoptions. The firm provides comprehensive legal guidance and support to help families navigate the complexities of adoption law and ensure a successful outcome.

Domestic violence and protective orders are serious legal matters that require immediate attention and intervention to ensure the safety and well-being of victims and their families. RSSC’s attorneys are dedicated to providing compassionate and effective representation to clients seeking protection from domestic violence, including obtaining restraining orders, advocating for victims’ rights, and pursuing legal remedies to hold abusers accountable.

In addition to traditional litigation, RSSC also offers alternative dispute resolution options such as mediation and collaborative law in family law matters. These approaches can offer clients a more amicable and cost-effective means of resolving disputes and reaching mutually acceptable agreements outside of court.

Overall, family law is a vital practice area for RSSC, reflecting the firm’s commitment to serving the legal needs of individuals and families in Missouri and Illinois. Through compassionate advocacy, strategic guidance, and effective representation, RSSC helps clients navigate the complexities of family law matters and achieve positive outcomes that promote the well-being and stability of their families.