Family Law

Family Law


At Carson and Coil, 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.

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.


To help you prepare for your upcoming consultation with one of our experienced family law attorneys we have prepared a list of documents needed for our team to properly assess your case.


We understand you may not be able to leave the original documents with us, so please feel free to bring copies with you. For extra help, we have put together a list of the documents to bring with you to your appointment.

If you are the parent of a minor, please pay close attention to the bottom section of the page. We have detailed specific documents we will need relating to your child.

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Divorce and Child Custody Representation in Mid-Missouri


Divorce (including high net-worth divorce) is one of the most painful legal situations our clients face. Our mid-Missouri 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.

Nationally Ranked Family Law Attorneys in Mid-Missouri

Family Law Services | Carson & Coil

Our attorneys have extensive experience with family law issues. Our family law team is made up of Carla Holste, Gretchen Yancey, and Anne Kern.


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.

Contact one of our trusted family law attorneys to see how they can help you today!

Gretchen Yancey | Attorneys | Carson and Coil

Gretchen Yancey


Phone: 573-636-2177 | 877-442-3049

Carson & Coil | Lawyers in Jefferson City, Mo

Carla G. Holste


Phone: 573-636-2177 | 877-442-3049

Carson & Coil | Team of Lawyers

Anne E. Kern


Phone: 573-636-2177 | 877-442-3049

Carson & Coil