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Frequently Asked Questions

Smith Law Offices, LLC in Missouri

At Smith Law Offices, LLC, we have more than 30 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 immigration and family law cases.

Immigration FAQ

Q: 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, and procuring a sense of safety that you can remain permanently in America.

Q: 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

Q: 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 attorney first.

Q: 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.

Q: 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 clients 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.

Please give us a call at (636) 400-1177 or use our online form to schedule a consultation with one of our St. Charles attorneys!

Our Recognitions

  • Expertise
    Expertise
  • Super Lawyers 2019
    Super Lawyers 2019
  • 2016
    2016
  • Super Lawyers Nevada
    Super Lawyers Nevada
  • Avvo 10.0
    Avvo 10.0
  • Avvo 8.7
    Avvo 8.7
  • Client Distinction
    Client Distinction
  • Super Lawyers
    Super Lawyers
  • Lead Council
    Lead Council
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Trusted Recommendations

  • “I have used both Monica and Nevada on separate occasions. Monica is one of the most kind-hearted attorneys I have ever met. She has held our hand throughout the entire process and makes sure that ...”

    - Julie C.
  • “Monica has done such an excellent job and I couldn't thank her enough! I'm writing this so that more immigrants like me could find her and benefit from her great work! She helped me present such a ...”

    - Tara Z.
  • “We were in a time crunch to apply for a change of status for my wife and Monica clearly explained the process and came through for us. We received my wife's green card seven months later. Highly ...”

    - George H.
  • “Monica was simply awesome, worked very hard for us, and got us what we needed. She is very well informed in all aspects of immigration law and we would HIGHLY recommend her as the attorney of choice ...”

    - Ahmet and Gulcay
  • “Amazing staff, friendly, and super helpful. Thanks to them my future is safe and full of opportunities. Super recommended, you will never regret hiring them. Thank you.”

    - Osiel M.
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Why Hire Smith Law Offices, LLC

  • Well Respected by Colleagues
  • Family-Run & Locally Owned Law Firm
  • Award-Winning Legal Representation
  • We Speak Spanish, French & Russian
  • Providing One-On-One Attention
  • More Than 30 Years of Combined Legal Experience

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