Our Practice Areas

We understand that each case is unique and deserves individual attention.  Family law cases that deal with divorce and child custody are never easy.  We work with you to sort out the facts to achieve the best possible result.


Divorce is never easy.  It is a major, life-changing event that carries a lot of emotional weight.  Even in situations where both parties have decided mutually that divorce is the best option, it is often a decision that follows years of effort to make things work.  When they don’t, it is a hard reality to face.  There is more to the process of a St. Louis divorce than most couples realize.  


It is amazing how our lives and our needs change through the years.  You can probably think back 5, 10, or 20 years and clearly identify the changes in your life that have had an effect on the values and principles you held.  This principle of change is also relevant in divorce settlement and child custody.  It is addressed with a legal process known as modification. 

Child Custody

Child custody battles can be draining on both your life and your child’s lives. Making sure this process moves along as smoothly as possible in court is of the utmost importance. The Carson Law Firm is well versed in the intricacies of St. Louis child custody laws and can help you navigate this process.


Maintenance can be a very sensitive topic between divorcing couples, and it is important to have the services of an attorney with valuable insight in family law if you or your spouse plans to pursue it. 

Child Support

Raising a child can be an expensive endeavor even as a couple.  As a single parent, it can sometimes seem unbearable.  Whether you are the custodial parent receiving the support or the non-custodial parent providing it, child support is one of the most financially trying aspects of divorce.  Child support is the legal system’s way to ensure that both parents remain responsible and reliable in the financial aspects of raising their child, well after the divorce is final. 


Relocation is the type of custody situation that parents often don’t imagine dealing with until it becomes a reality.  In most divorce cases, the parent without custody still wants to be active in the child’s life.  When the parent with custody decides to move out of Missouri or the St. Louis area, it becomes a lot more difficult.


Adoption is one of the greatest gifts that you can give a child, and it is also extremely rewarding to you as a new parent.  There is excitement and anticipation in welcoming this new addition to your family.  Parenthood is a life-changing endeavor that takes extensive attention and preparation.


Providing prosecution and defense representation in all avenues of family law, including appeals.  If you have been involved in a family law ruling that you don’t agree with, you have the right to appeal.  There are a variety of family law decisions that can be appealed.

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