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Chosen by his peers to be the "Lawyer of the Year" in Family Law for the St. Louis area by "Best Lawyers" and recognized by St. Louis Magazine as one of the best in St. Louis in Family Law. A proud Fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - an organization which accepts few applicants. Proclaimed as a "Super Lawyer" for the Missouri-Kansas area in the area of family law.

My primary mission is to protect my clients and their futures. I strive to help people get through one of the most difficult times in their lives by giving honest, straight and realistic advice. Considered by many to be a voice of reason and common sense. I bring the best of my skills, knowledge and experience to each case I handle.

Serve as both a litigator in high asset or complex custody cases or as a family law mediator. In addition, I represent people wishing to obtain prenuptial or postnuptial agreements, characterizing and dividing assets and debts in a divorce context, modifying divorce judgments, dealing with issues of maintenance and/or child support and representing clients in the collaborative law process. One of my goals is to ensure the best interests of the parties' children.

Have significant experience in representing professionals, business owners and their spouses in both contested cases and in settlements.

The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely on advertisement.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 70%
    3 years
  2. Mediation: 20%
    3 years
  3. Prenuptials: 10%
    3 years



Hourly ($370-400/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

The Center for Family Law

Suite 405
7710 Carondelet Ave.
St. Louis, MO, 63105


MOGood Standing, Active197901/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Lawyer of the Year - Family LawBest Lawyers2015
Family LawBest Lawyers in America2012
FellowAmerican Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers2007
Super Lawyer - Family LawSuper Lawyers2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding MemberThe Center for Family Law2014 - Present
Shareholder - Family Law AttorneyCapes, Sokol, Goodman & Sarachan2001 - Present
Family Law AttorneyRothman, Sokol, Adler & Sarachan1997 - 2001
Family Law AttorneyAlan N. Zvibleman, Attorney at Law1991 - 1997
PartnerPopkin & Stern1987 - 1991
Sole PractitionerAlan N. Zvibleman, Attorney at Law1981 - 1987
AssociateLondon, Greenberg & Fleming1979 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Missouri chapter)Vice-Chair2013 - Present
Missouri State Bar Association, Family Law SectionVice Chair2009 - Present
St .Louis County Domestic Violence CouncilCouncil Member2007 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Tulane University Law SchoolPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Misssouri Bar Family Law ConferenceTrial PreparationN/A
Misssouri Bar Family Law ConferenceBasic Pleadings CourseN/A
Missouri Family Law ConferenceBusiness ValuationsN/A
Missouri Family Law ConferenceAdvanced EvidenceN/A
Missouri Bar Family Law ConferenceProperty and Debt DivisionN/A
Family Law ConferenceDepositionsN/A
Divorce Law for Wealth AdvisorsBasic Divorce LawN/A
Continuing Legal EducationDivorce 101N/A
Continuing Legal EducationDivorce Issue RecognitionN/A