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Many people ask me if they and their spouses can use the same lawyer in a divorce, or if they need a divorce lawyer since their spouse has one that will draw up the papers.

Representation of two parties to a divorce is an ethical violation.

But over and above that, to those people who are trying to cut costs by using the same lawyer or just one person getting a lawyer, I say this: If you are in a cave with somebody and they have a flashlight but you don't, you'll be okay IF you can trust them and IF they are going the same place as you.

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  • Jane L. Williams, Estates and Trust Attorney, Missouri and Kansas.

  • Behrens Law Firm, LLC, a St. Louis Family Law Practitioner
  • The Jackson County, Missouri Circuit Court. 16thCircuit.org

  • The website of the Missouri Bar Association, where citizens can receive a wide variety of information about practicing attorneys in the state of Missouri. Mobar.org

  • The Missouri Division of Child Support Enforcement, where you can find information for people who pay or receive child support in the state of Missouri. Dss.mo.gov/cse

  • The Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline webpage, for persons who believe that a child is being abused or neglected and wish to make an anonymous report. Dss.mo.gov/cd/can.htm

  • Missouri's docketing system for state court cases. Courts.mo.gov

  • A weekly reflection on the life and times of one Missourian -- lawyer, mother, Mugwump and writer. TheMissouriMugwump

  • Missouri Business Directory, online directory for connecting you with Missouri businesses. XMissouri.com

  • My favorite photographer and artist. PennyThieme.com Visit her Gallery at: ValaGallery.org

  • My charity of choice. ChildrensMiracleNetworkHospitals.org


The Corley Law Firm proudly represents clients throughout the greater Kansas City area. This includes Kansas City, Liberty, Platte City, and Harrisonville. County areas: Jackson County, Cass County, Platte County, and Clay County.
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