If you’re facing a family law case but aren’t settling in court, work with Hartmann & Pegram LLC for civil law representation. Civil law cases are more easily settled without the expensive and costly court fees, judge fees, and without the need for a jury.

With over 20 years of combined experience, our attorneys have been helping ensure that all family law cases are settle as easily as possible. Our attorneys will always stand up for you and your family in the case that your civil case must go to court.

Settle your family law case in civil court:

  • Civil litigation
  • Trial practice
  • Collections and collections defense
  • Contract litigation
  • Real estate litigation
  • Property law
  • Social security appeals
  • Disability claims
  • Personal injury


The usual process of terminating a marriage is through a dissolution, or divorce.  If you reached an agreement, you can normally get the dissolution within 60 days after filing a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with the court.  In a court proceeding for  dissolution of marriage, the marital property is divided and other issues, such as maintenance (alimony) and child custody and support, are addressed and settled.

A dissolution of marriage is usually very complicated, and even more so if there are children involved.  It is strongly recommended to hire an attorney to represent you in a dissolution of marriage.


In any court  proceeding, regarding custody of children, the court in Missouri is supposed to consider the best interest of the children. 

Whoever gets custody of the children cannot move them out of the state for more than 90 days without the consent of the court, or written consent of the other parent.


Adoption is a legal process that establishes a parent-child relationship between two people who are not otherwise related by blood.  Not only does the adoption create a new legal relationship between the adopted parents and the child, but it also severs or terminates any legal relationship existing between the child and the biological parents.