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The unpredictability of life guarantees that we will encounter all kinds of conflict along the way, whether it’s a workplace accident or a sudden death in the family. While the law exists to protect us citizens during troubled times, there can be a myriad of complications that may arise during the course of any legal process. With Brage and Bolander, P.C. as your St. Joseph, MO Lawyers, legal conflict doesn’t have to be overwhelming. With the utmost care and sensitivity, we’ll help you go through all the harsh realities of life.



Our 38 Years of Combined Legal Experience as St. Joseph, MO Lawyers ensures that no matter what your issue may be—probate matters, guardianship, wills and estate planning, personal injury, DUI, divorce and child custody, worker compensation, criminal defense, and the like—we can make matters easier for you and your family as your trusted legal partner.

Join the ranks of the many satisfied clients of Brage and Bolander, P.C.. Together, we can tackle any case to help you build a brighter future. Simply contact us or visit any of our convenient law offices to experience the Brage and Bolander, P.C. difference today.



“John is the best! Always there when I have questions, and always gives me his opinion, even if I don’t like it. I have used him three times and have always gotten the result I wanted.” – Megan L. Testimonial

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The dissolution of a marriage can involve dozens of legal issues. How will the property be divided? Where will the children live? How will they be supported? These are just a few of the most basic questions that people often have when they are faced with a divorce. The stress that is created by the breakup of the family is too often made worse by all the uncertainty about the road ahead.

At Brage and Bolander, P.C., we strive to provide our clients with the answers they need at this stressful time. Experience has shown us that when a client understands what is being done, and why it is being done, their stress level goes down and they are better able to help us achieve the best possible result. Our clients are why we are here. We give them answers and guidance so they can make the most informed decisions possible about their future and the future of their children.

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No one ever plans to get hurt on the job, but it happens. When it does, you may find yourself facing a number of important issues. How can I pay my bills if I can't work? Who will pay for my medical treatment? Can I be fired? What if I never get back to how I was before I got hurt?

Employers and their insurance companies handle worker's compensation claims all the time. An injured employee probably has never had a worker's compensation claim. Without the assistance of an experienced worker's compensation attorney, an injured employee is at a huge disadvantage. Let the lawyers at Brage and Bolander, P.C. put their experience to work for you so you can obtain all of the benefits you are entitled to under the law. Our fee is based on a percentage of the benefits we recover for you. If you don't get paid, we don't get paid.

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Most people think it will never happen to them. One day they are going about their business when suddenly they are involved in some sort of accident that results in a personal injury. Now they have medical bills, lost wages, and a decreased ability to enjoy the activities of life they once did. The accident could have been caused by a careless driver, an unsafe walkway, or a machine or device that was poorly designed or maintained. Regardless, now the injured party needs experienced representation to make sure that the careless party and his insurance company are held fully accountable for everything that has been lost. Don't fight this battle by yourself. Let the lawyers at Brage and Bolander, P.C. fight it with you. Our fee is based on a percentage of the amount we recover for you.

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An individual's rights are never more endangered than they are when that person is charged with a crime. From the bonding process through the final disposition, the lawyers at Brage and Bolander, P.C. will work hard to insure that your rights are protected. Can the State prove its charge? Did the police violate your rights? Should you try to "make deal" or should you go to trial? All of these questions, and many more, will require answers. Let Brage and Bolander, P.C. help you find the answers that you need.

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Children need a permanent and stable home to thrive. Adoption can provide this stable home. There are several types of adoptions including step-parent adoptions, relative adoptions, agency adoptions, international adoptions, and private adoptions. It is important to have an experienced attorney guide you through the process. Brage and Bolander, P.C. provide the legal services necessary to initiate and finalize the adoption. Our office does not match children with prospective adoptive families, but we can make referrals to agencies that do.

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A guardianship can be established by the Court for a minor child or a disabled adult. For a child, a guardianship may be obtained when the natural parents are unable, unfit, or unwilling to take care of the child. For adults, a guardianship may be obtained for someone who is unable to manage his or her own affairs. Additionally, if there are financial issues, a conservatorship may also be needed. In some circumstances, it may be possible to set up a power of attorney without the involvement of the court. At Brage and Bolander, P.C., we are experienced in guardianship issues and can guide you and your loved ones through the process.

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Probate is the process of taking the property owned by a person who has died and transferring it to the heirs. The Probate Court oversees this process. Many people are intimidated by the Probate process, but with good legal guidance there is nothing to be feared. The process may take 6 months or longer to complete; however, depending on your situation, it may be possible to complete it sooner. At Brage and Bolander, P.C., we strive to provide our clients with the answers they need to get through this difficult time.

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It's been said that there are only two things certain in life-death and taxes. Neither one is something we like to think about; but, by establishing a will, trust and other estate planning documents, you can give yourself and your family peace of mind. Your estate plan will direct what will happen with your property and who will take care of your children upon your death. Everyone's situation is unique. It is important to consult with an attorney to discuss your particular needs. Let Brage and Bolander, P.C. provide you with the answers you need.

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