Attorney at Law, Owner
I have devoted my legal career to practicing solely family law. Through this focus on family law, I have developed a history of successfully litigating divorce, paternity and custody matters through trial.
After graduating in 2006 from St. Louis University School of Law, I joined as an associate in an established family law practice in Clayton. I departed that firm as a named partner in 2013, to form Voorhees Family Law, LLC.
I believe the best outcome is often one where parties work together to reach a fair and amicable resolution. In some cases, this is done at the kitchen table. In others, a mediator can be helpful. In addition to keeping costs down, when parties are able to reach a fair settlement, they are more likely to extend a healthier co-parenting relationship beyond the divorce judgment. In such cases, my role is to advise as to the fairness of the agreement and to draft the documents necessary to effect the desired outcome.
Some cases can only be resolved in court. Whether parties have few assets and no children, or a multimillion dollar estate with complicated custody, maintenance and business valuation issues, it is important to fully understand the exact nature of all assets, debts, incomes and custody and support issues. With this full understanding, the facts can be presented to the court in a manner that allows for the best possible outcome.
I speak on a variety of family law issues and divorce. I have served as a Committee Co-Chair for the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, as a member of the Mayor’s Vanguard Cabinet and as a volunteer mediator for M.A.R.C.H. Mediation. I am a member of the Missouri Bar Association and The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.
In 2019, Matt was recognized as a Missouri “Super Lawyer” in the area of Family Law.
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Attorney at Law
Shirley was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 2007. Since that time, Shirley has practiced solely family law in Clayton, Missouri. Shirley represents clients in divorce, paternity, and custody matters. She is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Law. She is a member of the Missouri Bar Association. In 2019, Shirley was recognized as a Missouri “Super Lawyer” in the area of Family Law.
Attorney at Law
Kim graduated with honors from Missouri Baptist University with a BS in Business Administration and Accounting. After graduating, Kim worked in Human Resources, compliance and auditing. Kim is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Law. She represents clients in divorce, paternity, and custody matters. Kim is a member of the Missouri Bar Association.
Tricia earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Portland State University in 2010. She then went on to earn her Masters of Art degree in Theatre from Fontbonne University in St. Louis in 2012. Tricia is our client liaison and works with our attorneys to assist our clients throughout their cases.
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