Family Law

The Hilfiker Law Firm regularly provides professional representation to clients with family law matters including:

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody 
  • Child support
  • Child Custody and Child Support Modifications
  • Legal Separations
  • Division of Marital Property
  • Spousal Support
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Paternity actions
  • Adoption
  • The termination of parental rights
  • Ex-Parte Orders of Protection
  • Child Protection Orders 
  • Enforcement of Court orders and motion for contempt

If you are working through a divorce, you may have several questions, including:

  • When will I get to see my children?
  • How will I work with my ex to resolve these issues?
  • Who will keep property like the car and house?

These questions are completely understandable, confusing and often stressful. I am ready to bring the approach I have honed in nearly two decades of practice to work with the area’s judges and help you and your loved ones reach an ideal outcome.

It is important to realize that Missouri is a no-fault state and only requires that one person allege that the marriage is irretrievably broken and beyond saving. A judge doesn’t care what happened — he or she is there to divide the assets and take care of the kids’ best interests. I am able to bring my approach to work toward your family’s best interests on issues related to:

While I bring sensitivity, compassion and experience to my advocacy as a lawyer, I will never sugarcoat the situation or make promises that I can’t keep. It is this approach that keeps clients informed throughout the case and helps them realize what is truly in the long-term best interest of all loved ones. This approach has worked for hundreds of clients and I am ready to apply it to your case.

I handle family law matters for clients throughout the Southeast Missouri Bootheel region including all of Dunklin, Stoddard, Pemiscot, New Madrid, Butler, Scott, Mississippi, Cape Girardeau Counties.