Family Law Overview



Family law is an area of law that deals with matters specifically involving the family unit. Family law is primarily composed of the following sub-categories:

Due to the personal nature of family law matters, decisions and interactions are often highly emotional. In many cases, emotions can interfere with a person's ability to make prudent decisions. Family Law Attorney Mike Watkins understands this emotionally strenuous time and diligently represents your interests while providing a calm, safe place for your questions.

With more than 30 years of experience, Mike Watkins will ensure your interests are fairly and competently represented in all family legal matters. A skilled attorney can explain how the law applies to your specific situation and minimize the impact strained emotions may have on your legal matter.
Choosing A Family Law Attorney

With so many attorneys listing family law as a practice area it is difficult to choose an attorney for you family law matter. When hiring a professional to assist you, it is important to consider the following:

  • Experience
    Ask specifically about the lawyer's experience handling legal matters similar to yours.
  • Track Record
    You have right to know how the lawyer has performed in the past, especially in litigation matters. Legal prowess is essential in every litigation.
  • Personality
    Do you get along with the attorney? Do you feel comfortable telling the lawyer sensitive personal information? You should be able to answer "yes" to both questions.
  • Cost
    Have the lawyer clearly define exactly how and when compensation for services are paid. It is reasonable to ask for an estimated range given the information you provide during an initial meeting.
  • Other Factors
    In many situations, it is important to consider other valuable factors such as the lawyer's connections, memberships, associations, community and/or civic involvement, and tenure in specific venues.

To learn how the law applies to your specific situation, call Mike Watkins today or contact us online to arrange a FREE 30 Minute Consultation without any further obligation on your part. Mike Watkins and his staff will take the time to help you understand what options you have available.

Office Location

1031 Peruque Crossing Ct.
Suite B
O’Fallon, Missouri 63366
Phone: 636.625.6448
Fax: 636.625.3721


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