Watkins Law Firm, PC

Established in 1976, Watkins Law Firm, PC continues to offer experienced and excellent legal represntation to individuals and families facing life's changes and challenges.

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Firm Overview

Legal matters are serious. The best plan for handling your legal matter is to find an experienced attorney. Michael Watkins has over thirty years experience in the military, public and private sector equipping him to provide personalized, effective legal service.
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For a more in depth look at Watkins Law Firm, PC, visit the website at www.watlaw.net.
Main Office

Main Office
9979 WingHaven Blvd.
Suite 210
O'Fallon  MO  63368

Phone
  • 636.625.6448
Fax
  • 636.625.3721

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Free Initial Thirty Minute Consultation

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Watkins Law Firm, PC offeres flat fee billing, allowing you, the client, to know in advance and plan for the cost for services.

Office Information

Office Hours

M-TH 8:30-5:00, Friday 8:30-1:00

Office Manager

Marilyn Watkins

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English

Estate Planning
Estate planning equates with family. It is imperative that quality decisions are made conerning loved ones. Your peace of mind is paramount to us!
Watkins Law Firm, PC considers it a privilege to assist clients and to provide viable strategies to construst a tailored Estate Plan purposed to fit your family dynamic.
Attorney, Michael Watkins, has over thiry years experience in the military, public and private sector equipping him to provide personalized, effective legal service. For a more in depth look at Watkins Law Firm visit the website at www.watlaw.net.
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Divorce
The decision to dissolve a marriage, in most cases, is not an easy one. Watkins Law Firm will diligently represent you throughout the divorce process and provide legal counsel on how best to proceed to attain the optimum outcome.
With more than thirty years of family law experience, Michael Watkins has represented people in just about every type of divorce ranging from a simple, non-contested divorce, to more complex divorces involving disputed child custody, division of assets or business ownership. The decision to involve a competent divorce attorney early on will offer clarity to the decisions you will face.
For a more in depth look at Watkins Law Firm, visit the website at www.watlaw.net.
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Child Custody
The overall well-being, care and maintenance of the child is the primary concern in all child custody cases. Watkins Law Firm will offer guidance in order for quality decisions to be made for the benefit of the child.
Attorney, Michael Watkins, has more than thirty years of experience in family law. Watkins Law Firm works diligently on your behalf and will argue your case on the basis of the fact and what is in the best interest of the child.
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Real Estate
There are many "routine" real estate transactions that would benefit from an attorney's involvement. An experienced attorney may potentially save you thousands of dollars and help you avoid unfair contracts.
Attorney Michael Watkins has over thirty years of experience in real estate. An experienced real estate lawyer may be able to find potential problems in the contract or lease, or may be able to provide advice for scenarios you never considered. Watkins Law Firm can often save you time, money and prevent frustration. For a more in depth look visit the website at www.watlaw.net.
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Child Support
Child support is the financial support of a child and is defined by a specific formula. Watkins Law Firm will help you understand how the calculations are determined by the State of Missouri how they impact your child.
Attorney, Michael Watkins, has over thirty years of family law experience which encompasses the subject of child support. While child support is most often considered in the context of a divorce, it can also apply to outside situations such as paternity or modification. Watkins Law Firm can provide you with assistance that will explain how the law applies to your specific situation and how the child support formula applies to your child. For a more in depth look at Watkins Law Firm, visit the website at www.watlaw.net.
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Probate
If you have been named Executor or Personal Representative to settle the estate of a family member or friend, Watkins Law Firm can represent you in fulfilling those duties in a timely, thorough and cost-effective manner.
Attorney, Micheal Watkins, has over thirty years of experience in probate administration. Watkins Law Firm also can represent any party who has a stake in probate litigation. Probate can be a confusing area of law. We offer a free thirty minute consultation to determine how our expertise in probate law can assist you.
For a more in depth look at Watkins Law Firm, visit the website at www.watlaw.net.
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Military Divorce
Military divorce has its own set of unique circumstances and legal guidelines. As a former Army JAG officer, attorney, Michael Watkins, has a clear understanding of the process and can offer valuable expertise.
The decision to dissolve a marriage, in most cases, is not an easy one. Watkins Law Firm will diligently represent you throughout the process and provide legal counsel on how best to proceed in order to attain the optimum outcome.
With more than thiry years of family law experience, Michael Watkins has represented people in just about every type of divorce ranging from a simple, non-contested divorce, to more complex divorces with disputed child custody, division of assests or even business ownership. The decision to involve a competent divorce attorney early on will offer clarity to the decisions you will face. To take a more in depth look at Watkins Law Firm, visit the website at www.watlaw.net.
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Family
Family law is a broad area of law that deals with matters specifically involving the family unit. Adoption is our favorite area, but Watkins Law Firm will ensure you are competently represented in all family legal matters.
Attorney, Miohael Watkins, has more than thirty years of experience in family law. Watkins Law Firm understands that this can be an emotionally strenuous time and diligently represents your intersts while providing a calm safe place for your questions. A skilled attorney can explain how the law applies to your specific situation and minimize the impact strained emotions may have on your legal matter. for a more in depth look at Watkins Law Firm, visit the website at www.watlaw.net.
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What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

Education:
Fox High School, Arnold, Missouri
B.A. Central Methodist College, Fayette, Missouri
J.D. University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

Experience:
U.S. Army: Served in Viet Nam (1969-1971)
U.S. Army JAG Corps: Defense Attorney, Calims Officer and Summary Court-Martial Judge (1974-1976)
City Attorney: Chillicothe, Missouri (1977-1981, 1999-2001)
Contract Public Defender: Caldwell, Davies & Livingston Counties (1985-1988)
Certified Family Law Mediator: Current
Cases: Handled cases in over 60 different counties in Missori.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Mr. Watkins has spoken and lectured for the Missouri Bar Practical Skills courses, Solo and Small Firm Conference, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and National Business Institue on the subjects of Estate Planning, Family Law, Probate and Practice Management. He has spoken to civic organizatins and schools for the Missouri Bar and MATA. Mr. Watkins has been a guest speaker for the University of Missouri Law School in Columbia, Missouri.

Watkins Law Firm, PC was voted #1 law firm in St. Charles County by the Suburban Journal readers for 2010 and 2011. The firm also received the "Tony" award from the Western St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce for 2012.

Mike Watkins

Although I was raised in the St. Louis area and call St. Louis my home, I have not always lived here. My military service and law degree offered me the opportunity to live in Savannah, Georgia, while I served as a U.S. Army JAG officer. Upon completion of duty, my wife, Marilyn, and I decided to return to Missouris as we were too far from family. When a law firm position opened in Chillicothe, Missouri, it seemed like the perfect fit for us and our then two young sons, Bryan and Chris. My Chillicothe practice allowed me to represent clients facing a myriad of legal challenges and to sharpen my skills particularly in the areas of Family Law, Estate Planning/Probate and Real Estate. I aslo seved as City Attorney and Assisitant Prosecutor while there. With our sons raised and them with families of thier own, once again, Marilyn and I decided to move closer to family. This time it brought us to St. Charles County. We returned home to stay. Watkins Law Firm, PC was opened in O'Fallon, Missouri, in 2004. Our website is www.watlaw.net.
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