Hais, Hais, Goldberger & Coyne P.C. is a law firm dedicated exclusively to the practice of family law in the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan Area. Specifically, we represent individuals in dissolution of marriage proceedings, legal separations, paternity cases, motions to modify child custody or support, proceedings to enforce existing decrees, child relocation cases, and family law appeals. For over thirty years, our firm has sought to bring our clients exceptional and cost-effective service with superior results.
Hais, Hais, Goldberger & Coyne P.C. consists of eight attorneys, all of whom are entirely devoted to the practice of family law, and who collectively have combined legal experience of over 100 years. Our attorneys, along with our exceptional support staff, are committed to you and your family’s needs during the difficult and complex process of divorce.
The goal of this website is to serve as a resource for you and your family and to serve as a tool that will enable you to become familiar with some of the basics of family law in Missouri. We hope this information will aid you in making important choices with respect to you and your family’s future. You will also find information about our firm, our excellent attorneys and staff, and other practical and legal information that we hope will be of service to you during this challenging time and process.
Our firm is dedicated to helping Missouri families through the process of divorce and of If you wish to speak with one of our highly qualified attorneys, please feel free to email us, or call our office at (314) 862-1300.
Recent Blog Posts:
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A challenge to personal jurisdiction of a Child Support Order on the grounds that Father did not receive service of the Order fails if the Family Support Division (FSD) served father via mail at his last known address. Father has … Continue reading
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – The Family Court Committee of the Supreme Court of Missouri has been directed to conduct a review of the child support guidelines, including an examination of the assumptions, information and methodology that provide the basis for … Continue reading
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Attorney previously consulted by a prospective client in divorce case is not barred from subsequent representation of ex-spouse of prospective client in modification action absent proof that confidential information was previously provided that could be significantly harmful in current case. State … Continue reading
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Value of a closely-held corporation must be as fair market value and application of a calculation of value via a buy-sell agreement not related to fair market value is error. Wood v. Wood, No. 96218 (Mo. App. W.D., November 29, 2011), … Continue reading