Van Pelt & Van Pelt PC Divorce, Adoption, Family Law, Appeals
 
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Divorce and Adoption in Springfield, MO

Van Pelt & Van Pelt, P.C. is a law firm dedicated to providing service in the field of Divorce, Adoption and Family Law matters. We strive to effectively and assertively represent people in Dissolution of Marriage proceedings, Legal Separations, Adoptions, Prenuptial Agreements, proceedings to Modify existing Decrees and certain Paternity cases. We represent men and women in the Springfield and surrounding areas in Missouri. Our practice is limited exclusively to Divorce and Adoption Law and related matters.

Our firm consists of two attorneys representing over 64 years of cumulative experience in these matters. Richard Van Pelt is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers, and he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys. Kay Van Pelt is a Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys.

We use our best efforts to resolve matters by settlement and mediation. When we are not able to settle a case, we are prepared to try the case in court.

 
     
 
     
 
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August 8, 2015
F. Richard Van Pelt awarded Missouri Bar Association's 2015 Roger P. Krumm Family Law Practitioner of the Year Award
F. Richard (Rick) Van Pelt of the law firm of Van Pelt & Van Pelt, P.C., was awarded The Missouri Bar Association's 2015 Roger P. Krumm Family Law Practitioner of the Year Award at the 15th Annual Family Law Conference, August 8, 2015 in Branson, Missouri, by Missouri Bar President, Reuben Shelton, and Family Law Section Chairman, Tricia M. Scaglia. This award is given annually by The Missouri Bar's Family Law Section to honor a family law practitioner for competence, skill, integrity, commitment, and dedication toward the improvement and advancement of the practice of family law and the children and families involved in family law matters.
November 11, 2014
F. Richard Van Pelt Named a Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers
F. Richard Van Pelt of Van Pelt & Van Pelt, PC, has been elected a Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers. The College is a select group of 100 of the top family law trial lawyers from across the United States. The American College was formed in 1993 to bring together some of the best trial lawyers in America practicing sophisticated and complex family law and matrimonial matters both domestically and abroad ranging from dissolution of marriage (divorce), paternity, palimony, child abduction, and domestic torts.
Diplomates, all members of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, are chosen based upon their recognized litigation skills and courtroom abilities.
The American College has achieved national recognition through its diplomates handling well-publicized cases and cutting edge issues of local and national importance. Diplomates are also involved in the uppermost level of continuing education through the presentation of CLE programs, acting as guest speakers, participating in hands-on interactive sessions, as well as participating in the free-flow exchange of ideas and innovative concepts amongst its members.
November 1, 2014
Law Firm of Van Pelt & Van Pelt, PC, awarded U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" for Family Law, highest ranking for 2015.
The law firm of Van Pelt & Van Pelt, PC, has been given the highest national ranking of Tier I in the 2015 issue of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" for Family Law and has been awarded a Tier I ranking every year since the inception of the Best Law Firm rankings.
September 2014
F. Richard Van Pelt named "Super Lawyers 2014" by Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers, an annual publication of Law and Politics magazine.
August 2014
F. Richard Van Pelt named in Best Lawyers in America, 2015 Edition.
 
     
   
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