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. Register by mail, fax, or email.

Family Law Section Chair

Family Law Section
Chairperson: Susan S. Jensen

Pratt and Jensen, LLC
Suite A, 3432 Culpepper Court
Springfield, MO  65804
p: (417) 883-8200
f: (417) 883-3165

Board Liaison: Amy Bender Levy

Committee Scope

Listserve: FLS@mobarlist.org  

Family Law Section Scope

The scope of the Family Law Section shall include study and consideration of all substantive laws of state and federal jurisdictions concerning the family, juveniles, divorce, separate maintenance, adoption and other laws thereto related. Recommendations for changes in the common or statutory law shall be submitted to the Board of Governors of The Missouri Bar for approval.

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Family Law Section Newsletter

Newsletter - Winter 2013Winter 2013 Newsletter

Highlights

  • 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.