Frequently Asked Questions
As you make your way through the legal process, you will have many questions along the way. We are confident that we have the answers to your questions or at least the resources to find them. Have a question? Feel free to submit it by email or our contact form and we will attempt to answer it here. We would be happy to talk with you about your situation and answer any questions you may have. As always, we offer free consultations to determine if we are a good match for you and your situation. Call our office today to schedule your free consultation or complete our contact form and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
Q: How much will this cost?
A: This is a very common and important question. Each law firm structures their payment system a little different, so if you call around to a number of attorneys, you may get a lot of different answers.
Most of the payment structures depe…
Q: As a father, can I get custody of my children?
A: Missouri courts do not favor one gender over another when it comes to awarding custody of children. Our courts have a presumption of joint custody between parents. However, joint custody does not necessarily mean "equal" only substant…
Q: Is it worth it to hire an attorney for a speeding ticket or should I just pay the fine?
A: Don't just pay the fine! This will cost you more in the long run. Missouri uses a point system in connection with your driving privilege. All moving violations assess a certain point value on your license and an accumulation of these…
Q: If I own a house can I still file for bankruptcy and not lose my house?
A: Absolutely! A lot of the time, people file bankruptcy in order to save their house from foreclosure. Depending on the type of debt you have and the amount of equity in your house will determine if you qualify for a Chapter 7 or Chapte…
Q: I was rear-ended by another driver and their insurance company is ready to settle but I am still in pain. Should I go ahead and settle?
A: It is very common for the at-fault driver's insurance company to try to get you to settle your claim as quickly as possible and for as little as possible. All drivers in Missouri are required to have a minimum of $25,000 per person in …