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St. Louis Juvenile Law Practice

Attorneys Handling Family Law Matters in Clayton and St. Charles

Matters involving children account for a large part of the field of family law. The Center for Family Law has St. Louis attorneys who are experienced in the areas of adoption, guardianship, delinquency, child abuse and termination of parental rights.

For more information on how our attorneys can serve you in these areas, contact The Center for Family Law. With offices in Clayton and St. Charles, we are conveniently located to assist you. Submit our online contact form or call us at 314-721-8844 or 636-443-2313.

Missouri Law on Adoption, Child Abuse, Guardianship, Parental Rights, Orders of Protection and Delinquency

The Missouri legal code contains a variety of laws aimed at protecting children and providing for their welfare. The attorneys at The Center for Family Law can help clients navigate complex juvenile law matters.

Adoption: Welcoming a child into a family is a joyful occasion, and our attorneys are experienced in the procedure of establishing the legal status of a new parent-child relationship. Our adoption lawyers handle stepparent adoptions and domestic adoptions.

Child abuse and neglect matters: Charges of child abuse and neglect have extremely serious ramifications. If you have been accused of abuse or neglect, or your child has been taken into custody by the Children’s Division (formerly Division of Family Services), our attorneys can assist you.

Delinquency: A child or teen may find him- or herself in trouble with the law for such reasons as skipping school, drinking, vandalism and drug use. Our lawyers can help you with juvenile delinquency matters in the St. Louis area.

Family violence and orders of protection: If family violence is an issue, an order of protection can shield family members from an abuser or harasser. Our lawyers can help you obtain an order of protection to help safeguard parents and children and establish custody.

Guardianships: When a parent is incapacitated, dies or is unwilling or unable to take care of a child, the child may need a guardian. A guardianship confers on the adult the same rights as a parent has over a child including legal rights over the physical custody of the child, the ability to make medical decisions for the child and enroll him or her in school. Our lawyers can lead you through this sometimes confusing legal process.

Conservatorships: A conservatorship allows an individual to take over and protect a child’s financial interests. Our lawyers can explain when setting up a conservatorship makes sense and what must be done under the law to establish one.

Contact Juvenile Law and Adoption Lawyers in St. Louis

For more information on juvenile law and adoption, contact the experienced St. Louis attorneys at The Center for Family Law by submitting our online contact form or calling us at 314-721-8844 or 636-443-2313. With offices in Clayton and St. Charles, we are conveniently located to assist you.