Our Philosophy

We value each and every client we represent. We understand that you are dealing with a unique case and have a specific end goal in mind. We want to partner with you to achieve that goal, whether you are seeking full physical custody of your children, trying to finalize an adoption, or working to modify the terms of a divorce.

Communication Is Key

We believe that one of the most important components of legal representation is communication. In fact, we have always prided ourselves on our ability to communicate with clients in a clear and timely manner. We understand that this is a trying time in your life and that your family law case is extremely important to you.

We don't want your case to be a source of worry. We want you to feel confident that you are in good hands, which is why we will represent you with the respect that you deserve and act as a partner who continuously communicates with you.

Our Firm's Persistence Principle

At The Buxner Law Firm, we aren't daunted by difficult cases. We take goals that other attorneys say can't be done and we pursue them to favorable results. In the past, we have been highly successful when we have chosen to persevere through difficulty and setbacks.

We are proud to say that our fierce attitude has helped us achieve victory even when things seemed bleak in the midst of the court case. When you work with us, you can trust that we will not give up and will fight to the very end. We are creative with our cases and will think of alternatives that may not be apparent to other attorneys.

Our Unique Approach to Family Law & Divorce

At The Buxner Law Firm, we approach each case from a unique perspective. We are committed to helping our clients understand their legal circumstances and rights, so they can have a clear and realistic perspective of their goals. In most cases, we take a four-pronged approach to divorce. This means that, regardless of the particulars of your case, most of the issues will fall under one of the following categories:

Marital Property

  • Who gets the house?
  • How will we divide our separate bank accounts?
  • Will the court divide our cars and personal belongings?
  • Who is responsible to pay back joint debts?


  • Am I entitled to receive financial support from my spouse?
  • Will the court order me to pay maintenance?
  • How much alimony will I pay / receive?
  • How long does spousal maintenance last?
  • Can I get permanent spousal support?

Child Support

  • How much money will I pay / receive for child support?
  • How long will my child need support?
  • How does the court determine child support payments?
  • Do I need to get a court-ordered child support agreement?

Child Custody

  • Can I get sole custody of my child?
  • If we get joint custody, how often will I see my child?
  • If we have joint custody, do I still pay / receive child support?
  • What happens if I want to change our custody settlement?

Within each of these categories, we can organize the issues related to your separation. Questions like, "Who gets the marital house?" and "How will we divide our debts?" are related to marital property, for example. Using this approach, our St. Louis divorce attorneys can create an effective strategy to meet your divorce goals.

To learn more about your legal options with The Buxner Law Firm, contact our office today and schedule a consultation.

Thousands of Successful Cases

Our firm has achieved success for satisfied clients thousands of times. We can represent either side in various areas of law and have decades of experience in high-stakes litigation. We have represented clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to a sitting judge because we are well respected and we have an impeccable reputation in the legal community.

If you want more information about how we can help you, call our divorce lawyers in St. Louis. We can sit down with you and discuss the details of your specific case, then map out a plan that can facilitate the results you have in mind!