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Our family law attorneys can assist you with divorce, child custody, child support, adoption, grandparents rights, and paternity cases in Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Perryville, Marble Hill, Sikeston, and elswehere in southeast Missouri
Our bankruptcy lawyers proudly serve the areas of Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Marble Hill, Sikeston, Poplar Bluff, Scott City, and Dexter, as well as Cape Girardeau County, Bollinger County, Scott County, Perry County, Madison County, Stoddard County, Mississippi County, Wayne County, Butler County, New Madrid County, Pemiscot County, Dunklin County, Reynolds County, Carter County, Ripley County and Shannon County. The bankruptcy attorneys with our law firm have experience in guiding you through the process of bankruptcy while treating you with respect and compassion.
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The Lichtenegger Law Firm launched in 1972 when John Lichtenegger started a private practice with a single mission: create a dedicated law practice that would be the last firm his clients would ever hire.  Since 1972, the Lichtenegger Law Firm has grown and evolved to become a legal outpost where clients continue to seek to assert and protect their legal rights.

Each client is treated the same manner in which the attorney would wish to be treated if he were a client.  Telephone calls are returned, questions answered and advice given.  Depending on the type of case, the attorney’s involvement may be brief or it may be a long battle.  Either way the Lichtenegger Law Firm is there to help you.

With 6 attorneys concentrating on different areas of the law, the Lichtenegger Law Firm can pursue and protect your legal rights in almost any situation.  If you are in need of help with a legal issue, our experienced and dedicated staff look forward to serving and assisting you.  Please CONTACT US.

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The Offices of Lichtenegger, Weiss, and Fetterhoff, LLC, will be closing at 2pm on Friday, April 14, 2017 to celebrate Good Friday and the Easter holiday. It is our hope that you and your family have a safe and happy holiday. Offices will re-open on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 8a. ... See MoreSee Less

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The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has held in an 8-3 ruling that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation, marking an expansion of employee protections in employment discrimination law. This decision is now binding precedent for the 7th Circuit, which includes Illinois, but not Missouri.

If you or someone you know have questions about employment discrimination, feel free to call and speak to one of our attorneys.
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Did you have estate planning documents executed in another state? Some states have stricter rules when it comes to properly executing estate planning documents. For example, one state may require two witnesses plus a notary, while another state may only require the document be notarized, with no need for witnesses. It is best to make sure your estate planning documents adhere to the rules of the state with stricter requirements. ... See MoreSee Less

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Tips regarding inheriting an IRA:

1) Titling the account properly: Non spouse beneficiaries can't roll over an inherited IRA into their own. Instead a separate account must be created with a title indicating that it is inherited (including the decedent's name and who it benefits).

2) Multiple Beneficiaries and Required Minimum Distributions (RMD): If there are multiple beneficiaries, be sure to split the IRA, otherwise the oldest beneficiary's age will be used to calculate RMDs.
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