Experienced Missouri Divorce & Family Law, Criminal Defense & Estate Planning Attorneys


More than six decades of experience on your side

At Ritchie, Soper & Schutt, LLC, our legal team shares more than 60 years of combined experience serving families in Missouri and the surrounding area. Our dedicated attorneys have a commitment to excellence, providing compassionate counsel and skillful litigation in the areas of divorce and family law, criminal defense, estate planning, and probate. Delivering personal attention to every client, our knowledgeable team has a demonstrated track record of success in achieving the best possible outcome in each case.

Divorce and family law

Our experienced, compassionate family law attorneys help Missouri families resolve complex family law matters including divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, paternity, adoption, and prenuptial agreements. We understand the personal nature of family relationships and we work with couples and families in finding effective solutions to their conflicts. We counsel families on alternatives to divorce that respect their religious beliefs and protect the interests of all parties. We skillfully handle property division in a divorce — including addressing business and farming concerns – as well as modifications to child custody and child support.

Criminal law

Our criminal law attorneys are committed to protecting the rights of those accused of crimes. We are by your side from the beginning, aggressively building a strong defense against the charges brought against you, and vigorously fighting on your

behalf. Knowledgeable in all areas of Missouri criminal law, our experienced legal team skillfully navigates the complexities of the legal system. We understand how frightening facing a criminal charge can be and our team personally keeps you up-to-date on all developments in your case. Our comprehensive criminal law practice handles all criminal matters, from misdemeanors to felonies.

Estate planning and probate

Our estate planning attorneys understand that conversations regarding end-of-life planning and other estate planning matters can be difficult. We also know that an estate plan that is tailored to your individual needs will enable you to reach your long-term financial goals and provide for your family after your death. With discretion and sensitivity, we discuss your concerns, answer your questions, and personally develop an estate plan that satisfies your needs. Experienced in Missouri probate court, we skillfully work through the probate process to carry out your final directives.

Experience and knowledge you can trust

With more than 60 combined years serving families in Missouri and the surrounding areas, our legal team has gained in-depth knowledge and litigation experience in advocating for our clients. Compassionate, dedicated, and committed to protecting your rights, the attorneys at Ritchie, Soper & Schutt, LLC are by your side through every family matter, divorce, criminal charge, and the estate planning and probate process. Contact us at 816-387-8200 or contact us online to arrange for a confidential consultation to discuss your case.


Assertive Advocacy Helps Reach Effective Solutions

While almost every case is ultimately settled, sometimes it requires zealous and aggressive advocacy. It is easier to settle a case on favorable terms if the other side knows that you and your attorney are willing, able and ready to fight for your rights. Together, our lawyers have more than 60 years of combined experience working with clients. If your family or future is at stake, please contact us.

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