Frequently Asked Questions
Smith Law Offices, LLC in Missouri
At Smith Law Offices, LLC, we have
more than 20 years of combined experience representing clients in a variety of family law and immigration matters.
We are here to answer any of your questions and concerns you are currently
facing. Below we have laid out common questions and answers related to
family law cases.
What are the benefits to citizenship?
A: The procedure to obtain
citizenship can be very complex; however, there are numerous benefits. These benefits
may include the right to vote, being able to reunite with your family
if they live in the U.S., and procuring a sense of safety that you can
remain permanently in America.
Are there different types of visas?
A: Absolutely, there are a number of different types of
visas which you may explore depending on the reason for your visit to the U.S.
or desire to reside in this country. They can include business visas,
investor visas, fiancé visas, family visas, work visas, non-immigrant
visas, immigrant visas, and internship visas.
Family Law FAQ
How will my property be divided in a divorce?
A: This is a matter we can discuss during your first
consultation, but typically shared property (also known as marital property) is split
up 50/50 between two spouses. There may be a few exceptions which apply to your
divorce case, depending on the circumstances, but it is best to speak with an
What factors are considered when determining custody arrangements?
A: Typically the best interests of the child or children are considered
the most important factor in
custody agreements. It is up to the judge if one or both parents will share decision-making
power and who will have physical custody. They will look at the wishes
of the child, their needs, the relationship the child has with each parent,
if there is any history of violence or substance abuse, and other elements
of the child’s everyday life.
Is the adoption process complicated?
A: It certainly can be. There are many different types of
adoption cases, including grandparent adoption, guardian adoption, newborn adoption,
and step-parent adoption. We work with all types of clients to help you
get through this process in an efficient manner.
Get the Help You Deserve During a Consultation
At our St. Charles firm, we are dedicated to providing our client with the
highest quality representation possible. We have multilingual attorneys who can help you in English, Spanish,
and French, and our support staff who speak Russian. In addition, our
personal approach paired with prompt response times allows clients to
feel comfortable working with our family-run firm, knowing that they are
truly important to us.
give us a call at (636) 400-1177 to schedule a consultation with one of our St. Charles attorneys!