Review: "If you are reading online reviews for a family law attorney you are likely seeking a divorce attorney. That is probably not a happy situation for you and finding a "good attorney" is your priority. I found Matt and his team in 2016 and readily hired him after my initial consultation.
Matt breaks any negative stereotypes regarding attorneys. He and his team transcend being "nice" and are KIND. I was immediately comfortable with him and his team and I quickly learned he was the best attorney I could have found. He and his team have an uncanny attention for details and his thorough work discovered information which would have been left uncovered had he not done his job so well..."
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About our Firm:
I have devoted my legal career to practicing solely family law. Through this focus on family law, I have developed a history of successfully litigating divorce, paternity and custody matters through trial.
After graduating in 2006 from St. Louis University School of Law, I joined as an associate in an established family law practice in Clayton. I departed that firm as a named partner in 2013, to form Voorhees Family Law, LLC.
I believe the best outcome is often one where parties work together to reach a fair and amicable resolution. In some cases, this is done at the kitchen table. In others, a mediator can be helpful. In addition to keeping costs down, when parties are able to reach a fair settlement, they are more likely to extend a healthier co-parenting relationship beyond the divorce judgment. In such cases, my role is to advise as to the fairness of the agreement and to draft the documents necessary to effect the desired outcome.
Some cases can only be resolved in court. Whether parties have few assets and no children, or a multimillion dollar estate with complicated custody, maintenance and business valuation issues, it is important to fully understand the exact nature of all assets, debts, incomes and custody and support issues. With this full understanding, the facts can be presented to the court in a manner that allows for the best possible outcome.
I speak on a variety of family law issues and divorce. I have served as a Committee Co-Chair for the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, as a member of the Mayor’s Vanguard Cabinet and as a volunteer mediator for M.A.R.C.H. Mediation. I am a member of the Missouri Bar Association.
In 2019 and 2020, I was honored to be recognized as a Missouri “Super Lawyer” in the area of Family Law. In 2015 and 2016, I was named a “Rising Star” attorney by Super Lawyers. In 2010, I was named an “Up & Coming Lawyer” by Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly.
|MO||Good Standing, Active||2006||05/11/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2020|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2019|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Up and Coming Lawyer||Missouri Lawyers Weekly||2010|
|Attorney at Law/Owner||Voorhees Family Law, LLC||2013 - Present|
|Partner||Amato Voorhees, LLC||2012 - 2013|
|Associate||Amato Family Law, LLC||2006 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis||Co-chair||2009 - 2016|
|Saint Louis University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|BAMSL Solo and Small Firm Practitioners Section Annual CLE||Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Being a Solo/Small Firm Attorney But Were Afraid to Ask.||2018|
|2015 Solo and Small Firm Conference||Same-Sex Marriage and Divorce Issues in Missouri||2015|
|MOAMFT||Divorce Information for Marital Therapists||2012|
|Family Law Conference||Qualified Domestic Relations Orders||2011|
|CLE||Family Law 101||2011|
|CLE||Divorce Basics 101||2009|
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