Practice Areas


Personal Injury

If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of another, you know what a life-changing experience it is. Medical bills mount up at the same time that you are losing income due to your inability to work. Some injuries are permanent. Others require extensive physical rehabilitation. You may need job [..]

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Divorce

On a scale of stressful events, divorce ranks second only to the death of a spouse. This is true even if both parties agree that a divorce is in their best interest. The stress is compounded when there are children involved. Decisions have to be made about property distribution, child custody, visitation and support as [..]

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Business Law

Businesses have many needs including choosing the best formation, drawing up contracts and business litigation to name just a few. At the Bertrand Law Firm located in Cape Girardeau County, MO, we can assist you no matter where you live in the state, whether in Cape Girardeau, Perry, Bollinger, Scott, Mississippi, Stoddard, Butler, and all [..]

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Criminal Defense

Just being arrested and charged with a criminal offense is a life-changing experience. Your reputation suffers, you may lose your job and if you are a divorced or divorcing parent, child custody and visitation may be jeopardized. Depending on the nature of the charges, you may even lose your job. The risks of conviction are [..]

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Estate Planning

Although writing a will is definitely part of estate planning, there is much more to controlling what happens to your assets after you die. You want to be sure your wishes are followed and that your minor children are provided for. You can also make provisions for your heirs to avoid certain taxes that are [..]

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