Do you need an Osage County Divorce Attorney? Linn, Missouri, is the seat of government for Osage County. While there are few Osage County divorce attorneys, I am one of a few lawyers who practice divorce law regularly in the area. I am familiar with the judges which provides a benefit to my clients. Osage County has one sitting associate circuit judge, but as part of a larger circuit, judges from Franklin and Gasconade counties also hear divorce cases.
Not all of my clients live in Osage County. Sometimes I may represent an individual who lives outside Osage County. Sometimes people might even live in a different state.
There are a number of different legal issues that come up in a divorce proceeding. The legal issues in a divorce include, but are not limited to, property division, high-asset divorce, child custody, and child support.
Property Division: As part of the final divorce judgment, the court is required to divide the marital assets and marital debts and award to each spouse his or her separate property. Sometimes this process is done through an agreement between husband and wife. On other occasions, the court will divide the marital assets and debts at a trial.
High Asset Divorces: While the population of Osage County may be smaller than some of the surrounding counties, there are a number of families that have significant assets, resulting in high net worth. Crop farming operations have significant assets, including combines, tractors, and farm implements. Many families have acquired land through inheritance. Generational wealth has transferred and passed down through the family. There are significant tracts of real estate that are used for cattle farming operations.
Child Custody: Child custody is a subject that is frequently litigated. Children are an important part of families. Parents are willing to fight to obtain custody of their children. Sometimes parents are able to reach an agreement as to who should have custody and the amount of time the children will spend with each parent. But there are also times when the parents do not agree. In cases where the parents do not agree, the court must decide the outcome.
Child Support: Child support is a means to provide financial support to a parent to assist that parent in raising a child. The courts take into consideration the income of both parents in determining child support. The idea is for a child to benefit from the income of both parents as if the child were living in the same home with those parents. There are laws that apply to the court determining child support.
There are numerous communities and towns in Osage County. I have represented individuals in many communities and towns in Osage County, including, but not limited to, Argyle, Belle, Chamois, Freeburg, Linn, and Westphalia. I also represent individuals who live in other parts of Missouri and other states who have divorce cases filed at the Osage County Courthouse.
I have more than two decades of experience representing clients as their Osage County divorce attorney. I have appeared before numerous judges in Osage County. I am knowledgeable of the Local Court Rules. Please contact me to assist you with your divorce case. I can be reached at https://scotthamblinlaw.com.
A Jefferson City man faced DUI charges following a field sobriety test. Charges against the defendant were dropped after Scott successfully maintained the client’s claims that the test results were inaccurate. While the client initially appeared to be in a difficult situation, Scott was able to push investigators to determine the sobriety test results as invalid, so the charges were dismissed.
A mother was seeking sole custody of her children following a divorce. The father refused to cooperate, leaving the client in a difficult situation as she felt as though her children didn’t have a voice. Scott recognized her need for an advocate and carefully listened to the children’s wishes, which conclusively helped the client achieve sole custody of her children and protected their best interests.
A client from Fulton was accused of drug possession as a result of a home search. While drug charges may potentially be filed as a Class C felony involving severe consequences, Scott was able to help the client receive a reduced sentence. Ultimately, the client faced significantly smaller penalties compared to the initial charges.
Scott assisted a defendant in a particularly challenging divorce case in which the other spouse was not cooperating. Scott was able to help the client avoid court through an aggressive legal approach to resolve all outstanding disagreements while maintaining the client’s long-term needs.
One client sought legal assistance after an altercation with another individual in Jefferson City. The client was arrested on assault charges despite allegedly not starting the fight. Since an arrest can lead to life-altering penalties such as being terminated from employment and serving jail time, Scott was able to build a solid legal defense in the client’s favor and argued in favor of the client’s innocence.
A grandparent sought visitation rights to his grandchild after the parent tried to block him. Scott takes grandparents’ rights very seriously, and so he devised a strategy to help the grandparent set a visitation schedule. Scott developed a strategy to show that the child’s best interests were fulfilled through the grandparent’s ability to visit the child, helping push the case towards a resolution in the client’s favor.
Scott assisted a client who was injured in a car accident due to another driver’s negligence. The defendant claimed that the opposing party using their phone at the time of the crash, and Scott emphasized this claim to show that the other driver was at fault for the client’s injuries. The case concluded with the client receiving the necessary compensation for medical bills following a long hospital stay due to injuries.
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