201601.06
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Municipal Courts and the need for an attorney

The news media has shed light on a number of issues recently with municipal courts in the St. Louis region.   As an attorney who has practiced in states other than Missouri, the municipal court system here is unique. The St. Louis metropolitan area has dozens of municipal courts, and navigating them can be difficult for…

201501.30
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Early prison release under Missouri Statute § 217.362 – The Sandknop case….

In mid-2014, Christopher Sandknop (Relator) filed a petition seeking a writ of mandamus compelling the Honorable Steven Goldman Respondent) of St. Louis County to immediately release Relator on probation pursuant to § 217.362 RSMo Supp. 2004. Sandknop’s argument was that § 217.362 requires a circuit court, upon a chronic offender’s successful completion of a long-term treatment program, to either immediately…

201501.30
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Contested vs. Non-Contested Divorce

Ending a marriage is never a simple process and many families struggle with the cost of a divorce case. However, it can be simpler in some situations when the spouses are able to remain civil and agree between themselves how to divide the marital assets, deal with custody and support issues, and handle any other matters. Also…

201407.07
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Lawyer Jeopardy – Potpourri Edition

Lawyers spend a good portion of their day answering legal questions for friends and family. A day rarely goes by when I don’t get a phone call or e-mail asking for advice on a random legal matter. How can my mortgage company sell my loan to a different company?….How can the cop write me a…

201406.23
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Legal News for Fu’tbol Fans

As many of my clients, friends and family know, Soccer is my favorite sport – both to watch and to play. I spent my freshmen year of college playing soccer for the University of Louisville Cardinals. It was an amazing experience. These days, watching the 2014 World Cup with friends, family and colleagues with less…