Family Law

Divorce can be a highly emotional period in a person's life. During this time, it is very important to have guidance so that you avoid letting your emotions overrule your better judgment and lead you to make bad choices.

Peter C. Edwards is an experienced divorce and family law attorney serving clients through Southwest Missouri. My focus is on helping you make the right decisions for yourself and your children during this difficult time. By doing so, I can protect your interests and help you make a successful transition to the next stage in your life.

Contact my office to arrange for a consultation. An attorney at our firm can evaluate your situation, explain the legal process, and discuss how we can help you achieve your goals.

An Experienced Divorce Lawyer
Peter C. Edwards has represented and advised numerous clients in marital dissolution matters including:

•    Divorce
•    Child Custody and Visitation
•    Child support
•    Spousal support (alimony)
•    Modifications in support and custody
•    Property division
•    Domestic violence
•    Asset protection through prenuptial agreements

A Personalized Approach to Divorce
My firm realizes that every marriage and every family is unique. Because of this, every family law matter requires an individualized approach that reflects the needs of the client and the client's children. I take time to understand your needs and the unique aspects of your situation. Then I craft a legal strategy designed to achieve your particular goals. I have significant experience in complex marital property division matters and can provide assertive representation designed to obtain an outcome that is both fair and practical.

My firm can also draft and review divorce documents for individuals wishing to file for divorce without representation by an attorney. I can help you avoid the mistakes often made by people attempting to accomplish this on their own.

Whether it involves a non-contested divorce, a child support or custody modification, a restraining order, or any other dispute arising out of divorce, my firm will work to achieve a just outcome, so that you can move forward in life in the most positive manner possible.

For a consultation call (417) 781-2214 or contact us online at

Uncontested Divorce
Uncontested divorces can cost as little as $450, plus the filing fee that is currently $127. Uncontested cases are cases where parties have reached an agreement regarding division of property and debts, and custody of the children.