Amanda B. McNelley
Amanda focuses her practice on dissolutions of marriage involving high-net-worth asset divisions, valuations of business interests, complex litigation, modifications, high-conflict custody disputes, paternity actions, adoptions and also acts as a Guardian ad Litem in St. Louis County. In practice for over 17 years, she joined the firm in 2012 after spending more than a decade honing her skills with two small, but highly-regarded St. Louis area family law firms.
Family law – and issues directly affecting it – is an especially rapidly evolving area of law. For example, recently enacted changes in federal tax law eliminated a 75 year-old tax deduction on maintenance payments, a change that will significantly change the dynamics of many divorces. On the state level, a recently proposed Missouri law encourages 50-50 child custody. With the recognition of same-sex marriages throughout the United States the traditional definition of family law has broadened considerably.
Amanda resides in Kirkwood with her husband and their three daughters. She is actively involved with St. Peter Parish & School and as a Girl Scout Leader. Free time means volleyball, softball and watching her daughters perform at Irish dance competitions.