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The Center for Family Law is pleased to announce the selection of two of its founding members, Alan Zvibleman and Ann Bauer, to The Best Lawyers in America© for 2018.

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by Cynthia Albin and Allison Schreiber Lee

We all saw the press and heard it from current and former clients: there is supposedly a new law that requires all parents in custody matters to have equal custody time with their children.  But is that what the law really says?

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May 3, 2016: Alan N. Zvibleman has been elected to be the president of the Missouri Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) for a two year term.

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February 3, 2016: Alan N. Zvibleman has been selected by the St. Louis County Domestic and Family Violence Council to co-chair its committee on the Domestic Violence Criminal Courts. 

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Alan N. Zvibleman, a member of The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Foundation –a national charitable organization committed to helping protect children and families – helped present a $5,000 grant to Kids in the Middle.

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November 17, 2015: The Center for Family Law Receives Tier 1 Ranking of “Best Law Firms in the 2016 Edition of "Best Law Firms" by U.S News & World Report and Best Lawyers. The Center’s attorneys are Cynthia Albin, Ann Bauer, Cynthia Garnholz, Allison Gerli, Kristen Sparks and Alan N. Zvibleman.

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September 9, 2015:  Ann Bauer Selected for The Best Lawyers in America© 2016.The Center for Family Law is pleased to announce that Ann Bauer has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016.

 

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September 3, 2015:  Alan Zvibleman Named the Best Lawyers’ 2016 Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” for St. Louis.  Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is honored as a “lawyer of the Year.”  Additionally, he was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016.

 

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August 6-8, 2015:  Alan Zvibleman and Ann Bauer presented at the 15th annual Family Law Conference sponsored by the Family Law Section of the Missouri Bar Association. Zvibleman spoke on The Effective Use of Depositions;  and Bauer spoke on Presenting a Property Case.  The Family Law Conference was attended by over 350 attorneys and judges from throughout the State of Missouri.


We're back in the office this week after attending the 14th Annual Family Law Conference over the past weekend! The conference took place in Branson, MO from Thursday, July 31st through Saturday, August 2nd. All of our attorneys attended, with most presenting at least once. Attorneys from throughout Missouri attend this conference each year.

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Allison GerliAllison was recently published in the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). The issue focused on multiculturalism issues in Family Law. Her article, Living Happily Ever After in a Land of Separate Church and State: Treatment of Islamic Marital Contracts, discusses issues in culture and religion involved in the legal process when an Islamic couple divorces. We're so proud of Allison for being published in such a prominent publication! (Journal of the AAML, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2013.)

Alan Zvibleman, Ann Bauer, and Cynthia Albin are pleased to announce the formation of their new firm, The Center for Family Law. The new firm opened in October 2013, and Alan moved in on January 1, 2014. The Center is devoted exclusively to family law matters, including divorce, child custody, adoption, and family matters. These often involve high-asset and complex divorce matters. The attorneys offer their services in traditional litigation as well as mediation and collaborative practice.


Ann Bauer received the Roger P. Krumm Family Law Award at the conference held by the Family Law Section of the Missouri Bar earlier in August. This award is given annually by the Missouri Bar to honor a family law lawyer who has demonstrated an exceptional degree of competence, skill, integrity, commitment, and dedication toward the improvement and advancement of the practice of family law and the children and families involved in family law matters. Presenting the award was Reuben Shelton, Vice-President of the Missouri Bar.

Cynthia Albin underwent a peer review this summer and received the AV® Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell. This is the highest possible rating for ethical standards and legal ability.

The Missouri Bar honored attorney Ann Bauer at their annual meeting in October with a Pro Bono award for her work on behalf of low-income clients through Legal Services of Eastern Missouri. Presenting the award was Lynn Whaley Vogel, Missouri Bar President.

 

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