Family Law

Family Law

Our attorneys are well-known leaders in the area of family law for matters ranging from divorce and high-asset property division to child custody disputes, paternity, prenuptial agreements and adoption. Whether you need help with a child support and custody issue or a juvenile law issue, we can help. We have attorneys licensed in family law mediation to work toward mutually agreeable resolutions when parties seek to resolve their situation without involving the courts.

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Experienced Missouri Family Law Attorneys

The attorneys at Carson & Coil are committed to helping Missouri families work through their legal difficulties. Most family law issues are sensitive and personal in nature. Whether you are facing a divorce, child custody battle, domestic violence issue or adoption, it is important to have have a lawyer you can trust and know has your best interest in mind. At Carson & Coil, we help our clients deal with the stress and confusion that is common in family court and can make this process easier for everyone involved.

Divorce and Child Custody Representation

Divorce (including high net-worth divorce) is one of the most painful legal situations our clients face. Our Jefferson City divorce lawyers handle all aspects of divorce including child support, child custody, issues of spousal support, or alimony, divorce mediation, legal separation, division of property and any other issue related to marital dissolution. Getting a divorce is an emotional event; choose an attorney who will help you make good decisions and protect your interests.


In addition to divorce matters, we help clients resolve a variety of family law issues. We represent clients in situations of paternity, adoption, including step-parent adoption, grandparents’ rights issues, domestic violence issues, such as orders of protection, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, and more. We handle all aspects of family law and juvenile law.

Unique Family Law Backgrounds

Our attorneys have extensive experience with family law issues. Carla Holste has both chaired the Missouri Bar’s Family Law Section and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the nationally and internationally recognized pre-eminent group of family lawyers. Holste is listed in Best Lawyers in America as the top one percent of lawyers in the nation. We actively participate in the Missouri Bar Association’s family law committee, speak at conferences about family law across the state and are extensively published on the subject. We care about family law issues and prepare every case for trial to ensure that if a settlement is reached, it is a fair settlement.


We also have an attorney trained and experienced in family law mediations, a useful process whereby parties can negotiate and resolve their disputes without needing to involve the courts.

Contact Our Law Attorneys in Jefferson City Today

Contact us online or call 573-636-2177 today to schedule an appointment with an experienced family law attorney.

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