What you can expect from Spiegel Law, LLC

Expert Advice

From your initial consultation on, you will receive expert legal advice tailored to your specific legal needs. We know that no two situations are the same, and you are assured that your legal needs will be treated as though they were our own.

Accessibility and Response

You are assured to talk with an attorney or receive a response within 24 hours of your phone call or email.

Fair Fees

Therefore, you will receive expert advice and superior service at a reasonable price.

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Welcome To Spiegel Law, LLC

  • At Spiegel Law, our goal is to set and provide the highest quality legal service for whatever your needs may be and do our job with the highest level of integrity and in a timely manner.
  • We look forward to and welcome you to call or email us to discuss
    how we may assist you in your legal matters.
  • We’ve represented numerous clients in legal matters and we have
    the experience that you’re looking for. We’re simply here to help you.

DOMESTIC LAW

Divorce/Dissolution of Marriage

Dissolution of Marriage (what Missouri calls divorce) is a complex legal action which affects every aspect of your family – child custody and support, division of the property you have acquired during the marriage, and can include a provision for grandparent visitation rights.

Property Division

Whether you have minor children, your children are grown, or you and your spouse do not have children, even if you’ve been married for a short period of time, the proper documents must be prepared to divide your property and/or protect any property that is non-marital (not acquired during the marriage or inherited during the marriage and kept separately).

Child Support

Child support is calculated using a statewide formula which takes into consideration the gross income of each parent, child care expenses, health insurance expenses, and other ongoing, necessary expenses that the child may have. Although this calculation is most often followed, there are circumstances under which it can be modified.

Child Custody

In Missouri, custody is normally joint legal and physical with one parent’s address used for educational and mailing purposes. This leaves a great deal of leeway for the parents to create a custodial arrangement which is in the best interests of their child. Of course, regrettably, parents cannot always agree on what is best for the child, and the Courts have to make the decision.

Paternity

If you are the mother or the father of a child and you were never married to that child’s other parent; you need a Court order to establish your rights as a parent. Just because dad’s name is on the birth certificate does not legally establish his rights or responsibilities as a parent. For your own protection and that of your child, be you the child’s mother or father, it is absolutely necessary for that child’s custody and support to be established. Even though you may be living together, a paternity order will protect the child should one of you die.

Adult Abuse and Child Protection

Missouri law provides a safety net for victims of abuse. If you are the subject of abuse, stalking, or credible threats against your safety or the safety of your child, you may be granted an ex-parte order of protection. Once you are granted an order of protection, a court date is set. The person who is accused of the abuse is served with the paperwork and is allowed to come to court on the court date and defend against the accusations.

Other Practice Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Personal Injury

Criminal Law (Felony and Misdemeanor)

DUI / DWI / DWR

Traffic and Municipal Law

Business / Commercial Law

Client Reviews

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"Mike is the best attorney in Kansas City Metropolitan Area. He is intelligent, quick-witted, professional and very experienced. During my child custody case he exceeded my expectations. This was a parenting plan modification case. He made my first attorney from my prior case appear inferior. Mike is the best attorney at trial that I have ever seen. He puts his past experience as an assistant county prosecutor to work at trial. He is very passionate and will fight very hard to accomplish what you want with your case. I only have one thing to say in closing you better obtain Mike as your attorney because you do not want him to be the opposing council in your family law case."
"I just finished a 2.5 year long divorce process. Mike and his team were amazing. I am a father of 2 and knowing because I am a male I started off at a disadvantage. With Mike and his team (shout out to Shelby) I am able to see my kids 50% of the time, and don't owe my ex any money!"
"Mike did an outstanding job in my custody case. I was going for sole legal and physical custody as a father, which seemed nearly impossible at certain points. Mike always gave me good advice when requested, he was timely with his responses to my emails, and I believe he worked extremely well with the guardian ad litem in this case. It appeared we would be going to trial, but Mike sat down with the opposing party, and convinced them to settle at pretrial. I highly recommend Mike Spiegel, and will use him for any modifications in the future."
"Best lawyer in the Kansas City metro area, hands down. He is thorough, timely and extremely effective. He took my case which had been messed up for years and fixed everything in a matter of just a few months. There is no better choice if you need an attorney."
"I was referred to Mike Spiegel by a friend who was very please with him. I am so impressed with how he handled my divorce and his knowledge of law, that I would never refer any of my family or friend to anyone else. He is a great attorney with a lot of experience."

The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. Past results afford no guarantee of future results. Every case is different and must be judged on its own merits.