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Jessica Emery

Jessica Emery

  • Arbitration & Mediation, Family Law, Divorce...
  • Illinois, Missouri
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Jessica holds a Juris Doctorate and a Master of Laws in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution from Washington University. In law school, she received several top advocacy awards including winning the championship in Washington University’s intramural moot court competition and being named the “Best Speaker in the Competition” in a highly competitive national moot court competition. She also received a Cali Award in Arbitration, which is awarded to the student with the highest grade in the class.

While completing her Master of Laws degree, Jessica interned for a judge in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri. She then worked as a civil litigation associate at a boutique maritime litigation firm, before turning her focus to public service work representing domestic violence victims. She started her own practice in 2019.

Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
Supreme Court of Illinois
Missouri
The Missouri Bar
Education
Washington University School of Law
J.D.
Honors: CALI Award, Arbitration. Wiley Rutledge Moot Court Champion. Royston, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams "Best Oral Advocate in the Competition" Award.
Washington University School of Law
LL.M. | Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
University of Washington - Tacoma campus
B.A. | Politics, Philosophy and Economics (Interdisciplinary)
Honors: Healey Student Writing Award. Faculty Honors.
Professional Associations
State Bar of Illinois # 6328724
Member
Current
The Missouri Bar # 69714
Member
Current
Websites & Blogs
Website
The Emery Law Firm, LLC
Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered

Q. Can non custodial parent come and go as they please in Missouri?
A: Your best option is to seek a modification of your parenting plan. Until your plan is changed, you both should be following its terms. In dealing with a sporadic parent, consider adding an "only if" clause to his time so that if he doesn't confirm by a certain time in advances he loses it for that weekend or reducing the time to something he can manage.
Q. I need to know how to change the venue or jurisdiction of my divorce with a minor from SD to MO?
A: If you already have a divorce decree and you are looking to modify your parenting plan, you would need to register the South Dakota Judgment in Missouri and file a motion to modify. You should contact a lawyer to assist you. If you just need the child support enforcement moved, you can contact the Family Support Division for assistance with the forms.
Q. Can child support cont when child joins military and there's still arrears /back owed due in Missouri?
A: In Missouri, child support generally ends when the child turns 18, marries, or joins the military (among other events). There are exceptions to this rule that don't seem to apply in your circumstances, but can be found in RSMo 452.340. The FSD website has the necessary Affidavit form for you to ask that your child support obligation to be concluded. If your support obligation is successfully terminated, you will still continue to owe any arrears.
Q. what if there was no court ordered visitation after the paternity and child support was ordered? She just stops visits
A: It sounds like Paternity and Support were established through an FSD proceeding, but no parenting plan was put in place. If that is the case, even though paternity was established, you will have difficulty asserting any custody rights (legal custody or physical custody) without a custody judgment and parenting plan. These documents specifically address the issues you are dealing with such as a custody schedule, access to medical and school records, and the right to make major decisions on behalf of the child. If you do not have a custody order and parenting plan, you should talk to a lawyer in your area about filing a custody case to resolve these issues.
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The Emery Law Firm, LLC
12747 Olive Blvd
Suite 300
St. Louis, MO 63141
USA
Telephone: (314) 390-1220
Cell: (314) 256-9456