Frequently Asked Missouri Legal Questions

Yes - absolutely. Our initial consultation with you is free, after which we will ddicuss the cost of futher legal services.

We practice in all of the counties of West Central Missouri, with a particular emphasis in Henry and Benton counties, from our offices in Lebenon and Clinton

We are happy to take payment in several convenient ways, from cash and checks to MasterCard, VISA, American Express & Discover.

Unfortunately there is no simple answer to this question, as every client’s case is different. The fee for legal services is ultimately based on the amount of time necessary for us to fight to obtain a positive result for our clients.

The cost of bankruptcy depends upon the exact type of bankruptcy you need to file. We will be able to quote an exact fee after the free initial consultation.

Yes. We try to recognize our client’s individual financial situation and work with them on payment of the legal services fees.

There are no up-front costs to have us file a personal injury claim for clients we work with. Our office accepts personal injury claims on a percentage basis, meaning that the fee is based on a set fraction of the amount of recovery.

If you are injured in an accident, your first priority should be your health. Seek medical attention immediately, and give your doctors an accurate history of your accident. Keep detailed records - including photographs and a journal, as well as notes about anything else you think may be of help, or related, to your case. It is vitally important that you seek legal counsel as soon as possible, once you have tended to your own personal health.

Insurance company representatives and / or investigators work for the insurance company, not for you. It is vitally important that you have an attorney at your side who has your back, to make sure that there is an investigation of the facts, rather than leaving this work up to biased insurance company employees.

If you are contacted by an insurance company representative, refer them to our office (after talking to us and ), so we can take charge of the investigation, defend your rights and make sure they do not take advantage of you. Most importantly, DO NOT give a recorded statement to an insurance adjustor or investigator, without legal counsel being present.

Generally speaking, we are able to get our clients’ speeding tickets resolved so it does not negatively impact their drivers’ licenses. The costs involved depend upon the individual’s circumstances and where the speeding ticket was obtained.

The state of Missouri has the option of a “no fault” divorce, meaning you don’t necessarily have to be able to prove something like adultery occurred to obtain a dissolution of marriage. Most often, ‘irreconcilable differences’ are the standard grounds for dissolution with your spouse, although other options are available that may fit your situation – we highly recommend that you speak with us before coming to this conclusion.

Once you have read the summons (a message informing you that you may be the defendant in a lawsuit) or subpoena (command from a court to appear at a certain place and time to provide testimony and/or produce some forms of evidence) read it, take note of the date you received it and contact us as soon as possible. It is likely that you may not understand some of what is contained within, and do not consider ignoring a subpoena or summons, as doing so may result in an order for your arrest.

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