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The Center for Family Law is proud to announce that Ann Bauer, Alan Zvibleman, and Penny Robinson have been listed as 2019 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers in the area of Family Law.  Super Lawyers has selected Ann 13 times, Alan 14 times, and Penny 9 times.   

 

Additionally, Allison Gerli has been selected a 2019 Rising Star.  This is her second time being selected.

 

Super Lawyers is a rating service and directory run by Thomson Reuters.   Each year, Super Lawyers selects a group of exceptional attorneys from over 70 different practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes peer nominations, independent research, and peer evaluation within the attorney’s practice area.

 

The Super Lawyers List recognizes no more than 5% of attorneys in each state and the Rising Star List recognizes no more than 2.5% of attorneys in each state of attorneys who are under age 40 or have been in practice 10 years or less.

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Today attorneys Ann Bauer and Hallie Van Duren presented at the 2019 Missouri Bar Family Law Conference. The focus of their presentation was on the importance of talking with clients about the different ways in which a family law case may be resolved.  Often this is referred to as “process options.”  The decision to get divorced, or to go to court for any family law matter, is the first important, life-changing decision. The next and equally as important decision is how to get divorced.  


Families look to attorneys for guidance on which process is best, but few family law attorneys are aware of their obligations to clients and potential clients. Missouri Supreme Court Rule 17.02(b) states “counsel shall advise their clients of the availability of alternative dispute resolution programs.”


The attorneys at The Center for Family Law ensure that clients understand their options and how best to proceed for their situation. For more information about your process options, here is a helpful handout.



Ann Bauer Hallie Van Duren

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Ann Bauer, of The Center for Family Law,  has joined the Advisory Board of The Assistance League of St. Louis.  Bauer was drawn to the Assistance League because so much of their work focuses on improving the lives of children in our community, as well as offering assistance to sexual assault survivors.  In addition, she was impressed by the commitment of their volunteers. The organization has no paid staff. In a recent year, their volunteers logged 80,000 hours.  This is the equivalent of 38 full time people.

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Ann Bauer and client Pam Wilson have written chapters for a book of essays by women compiled by Cathy Davis. Living Well, Positive Perspectives on Creating a Life Worth Living was published in June. Pam was also the editor of the book. Ann and Pam shared a smile at a book launch on Saturday, June 29. Pam is happy to report that she is “living well” in her post-divorce life….taking it step by step, day by day.



Living Well, Ann Bauer, Pam Wilson

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In the latest issue of The St.. Louis Lawyer, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis recognizes partner, Ann Bauer, and associate attorney, Allison Gerli for their ongoing commitment to pro bono services.


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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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