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Family Law Section

One of the Missouri Bar’s largest and most active sections, the Family Law Section works to improve the legal system on behalf of families. Specifically, the section studies and considers all substantive laws of state and federal jurisdictions concerning the family, juveniles, divorce, maintenance, adoption, and other related laws. Recommendations for changes in the common or statutory law are submitted to The Board of Governors of The Missouri Bar for their approval.

Family Law Section Membership

Because the Family Law Section is a section and not a committee, membership includes $20 annual dues. Log on to become a member and pay your dues for this section here.

Family Law Section Chair

Family Law Section
Chair: Patricia Scaglia
Scaglia Law Firm, LLC
4215 S. Hocker, Suite 200
Independence, MO  64055
p: (816) 221-7224

Family Law Section Newsletter

Newsletter - Winter 2013Winter 2013 Newsletter


  • View from the Chair 
  • What Changes Will a Supreme Court Opinion Bring to a Custody Case?
  • Children's Justice Grant Final Report
  • Getting to Know Missouri's Award-Winning Lawyers: John S. Pratt, Jr.