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  • 5.0/5.0

    Michael Schecter is an effective and skilled family law attorney. He is consciensious and thourough litigator.

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Best Lawyers 2022

Mike Schechter has been voted into The Best Lawyers in America for 2022 as Lawyer of the Year--Family Law.  This is the eleventh year in a row that Mike has received the Best Lawyers distinction.

Anne Lageson has been voted into Best Lawyers in America for 2022 for the second year in a row. 

Ajla Alunovic has been voted into "Ones to Watch-Family Law" with Best Lawyers in America for 2022 for the second year in a row.

Super Lawyers 2020

Jeff Schechter has been voted into Super Lawyers for 2020, the eighth consecutive  year that Jeff has received this distinction.

Mike Schechter has also been voted into Super Lawyers for 2020 for the seventh consecutive year.


Missouri Lawyers Media 2020 "Up & Coming" Award Recipient

Ajla Alunovic has received the Missouri Lawyer's Media 2020 "Up  &Coming" Award.



CHILD SUPPORT

Both parents have an obligation to support their children financially, and the court will usually order the non-custodial parent to pay a monthly support amount to the custodial parent. Courts utilize state guidelines to determine the amount of support, which is based on both parents' incomes, as well as the needs of the child, including costs of health insurance, child care, and any extraordinary medical expenses or other special needs. Child support usually lasts until the child turns 18, but may continue longer if the child goes on to a post-secondary school.