Personable and Affordable Attorney With More Than 35 Years of Experience Skillfully Resolves Your Legal Matters
Serving clients in Family Law, Mediation, Real Estate, Estate Planning and Personal Injury matters since 1982 Divorce, child custody, child support, probate, foreclosures, car accident injuries these can rank among the most emotionally wrought legal issues a person can face. Attorney Stuart H. Goldenberg knows how difficult it can be dealing with legal issues that can affect your family, your finances and your future. It's my goal and my mission to help families and individuals through the tough times to brighter days ahead. Whether your case is relatively clean-cut or complicated, I have the skills and resources to successfully represent you. Since 1982, I have been representing clients in St. Louis County, St. Louis City, St. Charles County, Jefferson County and surrounding communities. I have handled hundreds of cases, listening carefully to clients about their needs and concerns. I understand the emotional state and the stress that often accompany the dissolution of a marriage, a personal injury or probating the will of a loved one. I give you the support and guidance you need to get through this difficult time and advocate for your rights when needed from start to finish. Combining big firm skills with small firm attention At Law Offices of Stuart H. Goldenberg, P.C., I combine the resources and high-level skills of larger, more prestigious firms, with the personalized attention and one-on-one interaction of a smaller, boutique firm. I know choosing a law firm can be overwhelming. But it doesn't have to be when you have a firm with a winning combination for success. I offer you: Experienced advocacy. Established in 1982, my firm has earned a winning reputation in the legal community. With over 30 years of legal experience, I have handled a variety of cases. No matter the complexity of your case or the area of law you need assistance with, rest assured I have the experience, skills and knowledge to help you resolve it effectively. Read about some of my sample cases here. In-depth knowledge of the local area. As a mainstay in the community for three decades, I've developed an intimate connection with the local community and surrounding areas. I've made important contacts that facilitate the resolution of your legal matters, in a timely and efficient manner. I serve clients in family law and divorce, mediation, real estate, estate planning and personal injury in the St. Louis Metropolitan area and surrounding communities, including but not limited to: Richmond Heights, Chesterfield, Wildwood, Frontenac, Ballwin, Webster Groves, Kirkwood, Ellisville, Maplewood and Creve Coeur in Missouri. Professionalism. Because of my commitment to representing you with integrity, I've earned a BV Distinguished Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell for my professionalism and ethics. Committed to protecting your family's best interests. I can help you with: Family law and divorce. I represent clients in divorce, whether they choose to litigate their case in court or opt for the mediation or collaborative process (read more here). I also handle child custody and support, visitation, alimony, paternity and more. Mediation. I skillfully negotiate on your behalf to help you obtain the best possible settlements outside of court. Real estate. I represent buyers and sellers in residential and commercial real estate with their legal needs. I handle contracts, leases, foreclosures (lender only), land tax matters, and evictions (landlord only). Estate planning. I assist clients with wills and trusts, living wills, probate matters, powers of attorney, affidavit of heirs, small estate affidavits, medical powers of attorney and beneficiary deeds. Personal injury. I represent those injured in serious and catastrophic accidents, including auto and trucking accidents, slip and fall accidents and various other personal injuries.
2016 Big Bend Boulevard
St. Louis MO 63117
314 333 4154
Since 1995, I have been a Certified Divorce Mediator in which I have achieved significant success.
I have been practicing Family Law since 1982 and have organized seminars and lectured extensively on child custody, support, modification, adult and child abuse issues for the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL), National Business Institute (NBI), and private and community based organizations. Collaborative Family Law practice helps both parties to minimize the drain on their financial and emotional resources and get through their divorce, modification, or paternity case whole, intact, and assured of an outcome that they have participated in through a process to which they have committed themselves.
I organize seminars and have lectured extensively on child custody, child and spousal support, modifications, and adult and child abuse issues for the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL), National Business Institute (NBI), and private and community based organizations. I have spoken at a number of local High Schools about Family Law Issues, including Domestic Violence
Honors and Awards:
I am a 5 term Chair of the Family and Juvenile Section Bar Association of Metropolitan Saint Louis (BAMSL); I also serve on their Board of Governors. I am also a member of St. Louis County Bar Association, The Missouri Bar Assn. and the American Bar Assn.(ABA).
Some time ago I had a Divorce case that is still the seminal case for "time limits" in Missouri. It involved child custody, child sexual abuse, domestic violence and marital rape. We had a 5 day trial that included nights and weekends. The matter was under submission for ruling for 18 months before the Judge finally ruled in our favor. My client won custody because I proved that the children were sexually abused. In a rare case I also proved my client (the mother) was the victim of domestic violence including marital rape. The father received supervised visitation through the Juvenile Court. When the children were old enough, they chose to terminate their contact with their father. Today they are adults, happy and well adjusted individuals.
In another case I was appointed by the Court to represent 4 little girls. The case had custody/visitation trials in both Divorce Court and Juvenile court. The father sought custody of the children because the mother had drug issues and was unfit to have custody. The maternal grandparents also sought custody. There were some complications with the Indian Rights Act because of the grandparents' heritage. The Divorce Court ultimately kept the case. The Deputy Juvenile Offer and I (as Guardian Ad Litem for the Children) visited the father's home while the children were staying there. I learned that the children were not properly cared for. The older child (12) had to wake up every hour or so to turn on the clothes dryer to heat the children's bedroom. The girls were always hungry because the father did not or could not adequately feed them. Father also used a paddle to discipline the children. They each had their own paddle hanging on the wall. The breaking point in the case was when I had the youngest child, who was only 4 years old, testify about the father's abuse and neglect. The older three children were too traumatized to testify. The grandparents were rightfully awarded custody. When the Judge issued his ruling there was not a dry eye in the Courtroom. The children were afforded the opportunity to grow up happy in a warm home with plenty of food and plenty of love.
I was involved in yet another Custody Modification matter where my client (the father) was incarcerated by a bogus Texas warrant for alleged nonsupport. The mother lived in Texas, the father in St. Louis City. They fought for custody over the 13 year old boy both in St. Louis City and Texas simultaneously. Eventually Missouri won jurisdiction. The mother was represented by an Assistant U.S. Attorney volunteering his time. The mother's attorney had my client arrested on a bogus Texas warrant which was eventually quashed, but not until the father was wrongfully jailed. Additionally, this Assistant U.S. Attorney helped the mother kidnap the child and spirit him to Texas while the case was pending. The City Family Court Judge was livid over this and ordered the child to be returned to Missouri. After two days of trial involving jurisdiction and custody, the father prevailed.
I represent clients in Family Law Matters including, but not limited to: Divorce, Child Custody / Visitation, Adoptions, Adult & Child Abuse matters, Child Support, Annulment, Domestic Violence, Enforcement of Decrees and Guardianships. Additionally, I handle Mediation, Collaborative Practice, Military Divorce Matters, Name Changes, Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements, Paternity Matters, Restraining Orders, Legal Separations, Spousal Support, Maintenance and Alimony Cases.
Areas of Law:
-Spousal Support or Alimony
-Child Custody and Visitation
-Enforcement of Decrees
-Child Abuse - Victim
-Motor Vehicle Accidents
-Motor Vehicle Injuries
-Slip and Fall
-Land Tax Matters
-Wills and Estates
-Powers of Attorney
University of Tulsa College of Law
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