Family law

Family law involves emotional family issues that can change the daily living situation of you and your loved ones'. At the beginning of your case you may feel uncertain, or even scared. Fortunately, as career-long family law attorneys, we enjoy nothing more than winning custody of a child, protecting a client’s assets, or otherwise restoring order to a family during troubling times. Our decades of success includes out of court settlements, contentious trials, and appellate court victories. Our attorneys work to ensure that you make the best decisions for you during your litigation.

Quick Solutions

We start by making sure our client is fully informed of the process and their options. We work to solve problems quickly. If a situation can be resolved without a court hearing, there is no need to delay or waste our client’s money. Jeff and Chris have established respectful relationships with family law attorneys throughout Mid-Missouri. We communicate your concerns to the other side and try to reach an agreement.


Contested Hearings

Opposing counsel and Judges also know that if our client needs action, our attorneys will not hesitate to go to Court. If we cannot reach an agreement, we will gather your evidence, prepare you for the hearing and present your case. We value our reputation in the judicial system. When we appear in Court, we want the Judge to know that you have a good reason for requesting a hearing. This helps ensure that your case is thoroughly considered by the Court.

Retaining our firm means that Chris or Jeff will handle your case from beginning to end, instead of delegating matters to a paralegal, legal secretary or inexperienced associate. Mr. Basinger and  Mr. Braddock are here to counsel and guide you through your case, regardless of your family law issue.

Contact the attorneys at Cline, Braddock & Basinger, LLC for a free consultation for your case:





Property Division
and Asset Protection

of Assets

Debt Division
and Protection


Living Arrangements
and Housing



of Protection


Support Termination


Access Motions

Party Custody




" All situations are unique and deserve one-on-one attention. Call me or stop by for a free consultation to discuss your specific case. "

- Christopher Braddock, Attorney at Law

Recent Posts

Missouri Relocation Following Child Custody Orders

By Cline Braddock Basinger | March 28, 2019 |
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A custodial parent may want to change their child’s residence after a custody judgment has been entered. Missouri considers this to be such a potentially significant event that it has enacted a specific statutory procedure to address the situation. Any Missouri custodial parent considering a move with their child should be certain to follow this procedure.

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Factors Involved in the Division of Property in a Divorce

By Cline Braddock Basinger | March 28, 2019 |
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One of the essential parts of obtaining a divorce in Missouri is dividing the property of the spouses. Some common misconceptions involving the division of marital property are that each party automatically keeps what they acquire after the parties stop living together, or that the Court often awards the vast majority of property to one party.

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Grandparent Rights, Visitation, and Custody in Missouri

By Cline Braddock Basinger | March 28, 2019 |
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Under Missouri law grandparents are entitled to court ordered visitation under a number of circumstances. The Missouri courts and legislature have recognized the important relationship between grandparents and children, and have provided a statutory framework to determine when visitation has been wrongfully denied.

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Effect of Private Tuition on Child Support Calculations

By Cline Braddock Basinger | March 28, 2019 |
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There are many pieces of data which must be included in the Form 14 in order to properly calculate support. In this article we will explore whether tuition for private elementary, high school, or college tuition may be included under line 6e as “other agreed-upon or court-ordered extraordinary child-rearing costs.” The inclusion or exclusion of this expense can have drastic effects on the final monthly support amount.

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Child Custody and Relocation of a Child’s Principal Residence

By Cline Braddock Basinger | March 28, 2019 |
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Under Missouri law certain restrictions are placed on a parent who wishes to relocate his or her principal residence following an order of divorce, custody, or paternity. A parent who has custody of his or her child subject to a prior divorce, custody, or paternity order is required to provide written notice to the other parent before relocation of the child’s principal residence. 

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