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Divorce and family Lawyer located in Columbia, MO

One day you are moving through your normal family routine, and the next day everything is crumbling around you. When facing a divorce, your family, your life, and your kids are out of your control. You used to have a clear view of what to expect when you thought about the upcoming holidays. You had vacation plans in the works. You were saving up for a home improvement project. Now, everything is unknown and scary. Are you going to lose your kids? How do you find a family lawyer you can trust? How can you afford a divorce lawyer? How long will the divorce take? This is where Benner Family Law steps in. I am here to help you take control of your situation and protect yourself. I deal exclusively with divorce and family law cases in Columbia, Missouri and across Mid-Missouri. Even if you don’t want to be in this situation, you are, and I’m here too. I can help you move on with your life after divorce.


Ending a marriage can be complicated and emotionally
troubling. I can help you with the intricacies of divorce filing, property
division, child custody, child support, and alimony.

If you have a child with someone you are no longer in a relationship with, there may be custody, parenting time, and child support issues. A parent is usually required to pay child support until the child is 18 or 21.

Changes in income or other circumstances may require you to modify your parenting plan or child support. I understand the nuances of Missouri law and can advise you on how to request or prevent a modification.

Feelings can run very high in legal matters involving child custody and your rights as a parent. An experienced representative can help you achieve the most favorable result possible in the best interest of your child.

Determining the parentage of a child is extremely important. I can help you establish the truth and fight for your rights to ensure your child has the proper support and care they deserve.

Contempt of court is a procedure that is available to enforce a court order when someone knows what they are ordered to do, is able to comply, but chooses not to comply.

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I practice exclusively in family law CASES

Family law is a complicated, ever-evolving area of law. My experience in divorce and family law allows me to identify issues and defenses in your case.

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The Importance of Family

Family law cases bring on a lot of anxiety, doubt, and stress, so it’s helpful when you have a lawyer you trust in your corner, especially one who is well-versed in family law. I work hard on your behalf to protect your rights, your children, and your finances.

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Client service is my first priority

At Benner Family Law, clients are my first priority. I want to be available and accessible to you. I will provide you with support each step of the way through your case, and I will ensure that your phone calls, emails, and text messages get returned within one business day.

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Home Court Advantage

Every court has its own way of operating. My firm only represents clients in Boone County, Callaway County, Randolph County, Howard County, and Cooper County, which allows me to have an in-depth understanding of each court’s procedures.