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Teresa Rieger Housholder

Teresa Rieger Housholder

Housholder Law Firm, LLc
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  • Missouri
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Teresa Rieger Housholder, J.D. graduated from the University of Missouri – Kansas City Law School in 1997 (where she was published in the Matrimonial Law Journal), Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State) in 1992, and Marshfield High School in 1988. She is a proud native of Southwest Missouri.

Her practice focuses on Family Law (Dissolutions, Paternity actions, Modifications & Child Support); Adoptions (both agency and private), Registration of Foreign Adoptions; Criminal Law; Probate Law (Parental Delegations, Guardianships, Estate Administrations, Wills, Healthcare POA); Name Changes; Landord-Tenant issues; and Appeals. Her practice is primarily located in Webster and Greene County but she also handles cases in Polk, Dallas, Wright and Christian, and Taney counties. She has successfully handled cases at every level from administrative review hearings to appeals in all three Missouri Court of Appeals and the Missouri Supreme Court.

She was also the Attorney for the Juvenile Office for 7 years in the 30th Circuit for which includes Webster, Dallas, Polk, Hickory, and, Benton counties. She has handled status offenses, delinquencies, child abuse and neglect cases and termination of parental rights including an unanimous decision before the Missouri Supreme Court.

Before she opened her private practice in October of 2005, Mrs. Housholder spent 7 years with the Department of Social Services as an attorney in the litigation unit. She worked her way up from staff attorney to Deputy Assistant Director with the Protective Services Unit which specialized in handling issues dealing with children in foster care. As the Deputy Assistant Director she was responsible for supervising up to 7 attorneys with cases loads of 70-100 cases in multiple offices while handling her own full caseload.

Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Juvenile Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Missouri
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Staff Attorney Juvenile Division
30th Judicial Circuit
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Attorney
Housholder Law Firm, LLc
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Deputy Assistant Director of Litigation
Department of Social Services
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Education
University of Missouri - Kansas City
J.D
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Missouri State University
B.S | Psychology
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Awards
10 Best Attorneys
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
10 Best Attorneys
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
Runner-up Best Attorney of Webster County
Marshfield Mail Newspaper
AV Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubble
Top 10 Attorneys
National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
Client's Choice
Avvo
Best Attorney of Webster County, MO
Marshfield Mail Newspaper
Professional Associations
Missouri State Bar
Member
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Right to Counsel and Role of Counsel
Missouri Bar Juvenile Deskbook
Right to Counsel and Role of Counsel
Missouri Bar Juvenile Deskbook
Right to Counsel and Role of Counsel
Missouri Bar Juvenile Deskbook
Editor
Missouri Bar Administrative Law Deskbook
Editor
Missouri Bar Juvenile Deskbook
Relocation Standards and Constitutional Considerations
Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Speaking Engagements
Child Abuse & Neglect , ChildProtect , Winona, MN
National District Attorneys Association
Child Abuse & Neglect , ChildProtect , Winona, MN
National District Attorneys Association
Child Abuse & Neglect , ChildProtect , Winona, MN
National District Attorneys Association
Child Abuse & Neglect , ChildProtect , Winona, MN
National District Attorneys Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
Housholder Law Firm, LLC
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered

Q. Can the non-custodial parent take the child without consent and i do not know the whereabouts of my child (Missouri)
A: Title XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS   Chapter 565   565.153. Parental kidnapping — penalty. — 1. In the absence of a court order determining rights of custody or visitation to a child, a person having a right of custody of the child commits the offense of parental kidnapping if he or she removes, takes, detains, conceals, or entices away that child within or without the state, without good cause, and with the intent to deprive the custody right of another person or a public agency also having a custody right to that child.   2. Parental kidnapping is a class E felony, unless committed by detaining or concealing the whereabouts of the child for:   (1) Not less than sixty days but not longer than one hundred nineteen days, in which case, the offense is a class D felony;   (2) Not less than one hundred twenty days, in which case, the offense is a class B felony.   3. A subsequently obtained court order for custody or visitation shall not affect the application of this section.   4. Upon a finding of guilt for an offense under this section, the court may, in addition to or in lieu of any sentence or fine imposed, assess as restitution against the defendant and in favor of the legal custodian or parent, any reasonable expenses incurred by the legal custodian or parent in searching for or returning the child. ­­-------- (L. 1988 H.B. 1272, et al. § 2, A.L. 2008 S.B. 714, et al., A.L. 2014 S.B. 491) Effective 1-01-17
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Contact & Map
Office
110 N. Crittenden
Marshfield, MO 65706
Telephone: (417) 859-4430
Fax: (417) 859-4446
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 708
Marshfield, MO 65706
Telephone: (417) 859-4430
Fax: (417) 859-4446