Divorce & Family Lawyer Blog

17 Ways to Prepare for a Divorce
17 Ways to Prepare for a Divorce
17 checklist items to follow when preparing for divorce No one wants the divorce process to last for any longer than it has to. A divorce is an emotional roller-coaster and the quicker you...
5 Steps to Obtaining a Full Protection Order
5 Steps to Obtaining a Full Protection Order
Domestic violence is a growing and serious problem throughout Missouri and the United States. Chapter 455, RSMo, provides for adult protection orders and child protection orders.  Specifically, Chapter 455 protects adults and children from...
Why We Are Different
Why We Are Different
McChesney & Ortwerth, LLC is different than most firms. You will notice the difference when you call our office for a FREE consultation. Our telephones are answered by real people – not machines.  And...
Do I Need a Divorce Attorney
Do I Need a Divorce Attorney
I am often asked:  “Do I need a divorce attorney for my case?”  In Missouri, you are allowed to represent yourself if you so choose. However, do-it-yourself divorces are risky for many reasons. Therefore, I...
Divorce in Missouri
Divorce in Missouri
Filing for divorce is a situation nobody likes to be put in. Often times, divorce is not the only matter that needs to be addressed. If there are children involved, issues like child custody...