8000 Maryland Ave, Ste. 950
Clayton, Missouri 63105

Michael L. Schechter
Partner

E-mail: mike@schechterlaw.com


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Mr. Schechter is an AV-rated attorney and partner in the Firm.

He was also voted into The Best Lawyers in America® in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

He was also voted into Super Lawyers® in 2014 and 2015.

Primary Areas of Practice:

  • Dissolution of marriage (divorce)
  • Division of marital assets
  • Protection of nonmarital property
  • Maintenance (alimony)
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Motions to Modify (changing existing orders)
  • Paternity
  • Appeals
  • Enforcement of existing orders
  • Motions for Contempt
  • Orders of Protection
  • Adult abuse
  • Child abuse
  • Legal separation

Education:

  • J.D., Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, 1991
  • B.A., Washington University in St. Louis, 1985

Memberships:

  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Family & Juvenile Law Section
  • St. Louis County Bar Association

Other Distinctions:

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Family Law
  • Super Lawyers®
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Lecturer 
    • "Discovering Hidden Assets in Divorce" (2015)
    • "QDROs and Tax Issues in Divorce" (2013, 2014)
    • "Complex Assets in Divorce" (2013, 2014)
    • "Advanced Family Law" (2013, 2011)
    • "Current Challenges in Family Law" (2010)
    • "A Road Map Through Missouri Divorce Proceedings" (2009, 2004)
    • "Financial Settlement Strategies For Your Divorce Clients" (2007, 2006)
    • "Negotiating Favorable Divorce Settlements" (2007)
    • "Preventing Critical Financial Mistakes During Divorce" (2006)
    • "Getting the Best Financial Settlement For Your Divorce Client in Missouri" (2005)
    • "Complex Issues in Divorce for the Missouri Practitioner" (2003)
    • "Family Law Litigation in Missouri" (2001)
    • "Child Custody and Shared Parenting in Missouri" (2001)
    • "Child Custody and Visitation in Missouri" (2000, 1999)
    • "Child Custody and Time Sharing in Missouri" (1998)
    • "Tax Aspects of Divorce in Missouri" (1996)
    • "Family Law Litigation in Missouri" (1996)
  • Co-Author, "Antenuptial Agreements" with Jeffrey Schechter, Fall, 1995, St.Louis Bar Journal