About civil litigation

Sometimes, the courts and the government will not help a client when a problem arises. This occurs typically when a person feels they have been wronged by another person or entity. This can happen with a breach of contract, a real estate boundary dispute, a fight over money owed, when someone you hired did a poor job on a project, etc. These are situations where your only recourse after asking nicely becomes hiring a lawyer and filing a lawsuit.


Why is a civil litigation attorney a good idea?

The court system is not user-friendly. It is an entertaining discussion to argue why it should, or even could be, but it isn’t. Many judges hold pro se litigants (what the courts call a person representing himself or herself) to the same standards as lawyers with years of training and experience. That means that if you miss a step in the process, a deadline or a court appearance, your case can be gone. A good and fair lawyer will talk to you about your case and let you know if it is a smart investment to hire a lawyer, or if from a business viewpoint, the case should not be filed. You wouldn’t try to install your own transmission or home air conditioning unit without the proper training, and you should not try to act like a lawyer without going to law school and learning the trade. If your concern is important enough to you that you want or need to go to Court, then it should be important enough to seek legal counsel.


Why Bandré Hunt & Snider, LLC should be your choice

Our lawyers have over fifty years of experience representing people in front of judges in Missouri. We have represented clients in every sort of civil litigation, and have a proven track record of success. Your case is important to you, and needs to be important to your lawyer as well. A win to us is not just getting our fee paid; we want the client to be happy, satisfied, and willing to refer us to their friends who need help as well.
Bandré Hunt & Snider, LLC’s lawyers have practiced in over 50 counties in Missouri, as well as before numerous Federal Courts, Courts of Appeal, the Missouri Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. We have represented individuals who have sued and who have been sued, as well as homeowner associations, small businesses, churches, cities, schools, realtors, banks and virtually every station of society. We pride ourselves on each win for our client, whether it is getting a neighbor’s fence moved, recovery for a bad construction job, disruptions, abuses of power, or even people taking advantage of the laws to try to trick a client out of their savings. Each case is the most important thing going on in a client’s life at the time, and our lawyers strive to treat each case with respect of that level of importance.

Divorce and Family Law

About divorce & family law cases

Family Law includes several different types of cases including, but not limited to, dissolution/divorce, legal separation, paternity, custody, and child support, modifications of custody and support, guardianships, and adoptions.  It is always recommended to hire an attorney when you are faced with a court action to protect your interests, whether you are filing or defending an action.


Why is a divorce & family law attorney a good idea?

A divorce and family law attorney helps to present your case in the best light to the judge and protect your interests given the facts of your case.  We here at Bandré Hunt & Snider, LLC aim to get the best results possible for our clients.  We will explain the court process to clients and keep you informed every step of the way.  We also can give advice on how specific issues are dealt with by the judges based on past experience.


Why Bandré Hunt & Snider, LLC should be your choice

We here at Bandré Hunt & Snider, LLC take pride in maintaining an upstanding reputation in the community with the courts and our colleagues.  Our attorneys are up to date on the law and work to achieve the best results for our clients given the specific facts of each case.  We care about our clients’ best interests and aim to provide the best representation in all matters.
Each attorney in our office has a substantial case load which is mostly comprised of return business and referrals from previous clients, which is a good indication that we have been successful with clients in the community.  It is difficult to determine whether a client is successful in a family law case because we are usually dealing with the custody of children.  We believe that most of our cases end successfully based on the specific facts of each case.  This area of law is not as cut and dry as other areas, due to the discretion given to judges in making decisions on property, custody, and child support.

Estate Planning

About estate planning

Estate planning, simply, is making sure that the things you have worked hard for in your life go to those who deserve it, and who you want to have it, not the government, not the people who you loaned funds to and were not repaid, and not those who would use it selfishly. By using the lawyers at Bandré Hunt & Snider, LLC to help with your estate planning, you can minimize the stress and financial toll on your survivors after you are gone, and can maximize the amount of your money and assets that you are able to pass along as inheritance.


Why is an estate planning attorney a good idea?

If you died today without doing any sort of estate planning, the court system, government and estate lawyers are going to each make a significant sum of money off of the transfer of your assets. Additionally, funds will go to whom the legislature selected, and they are often different recipients than you would have chosen.  With some advance planning and a reasonable fee, you can often save significant money for your heirs, as well as just easing a concern about what will happen to your home, bank accounts, heirlooms, etc.


Why Bandré Hunt & Snider, LLC should be your choice

Our attorneys have counseled thousands of clients on issues pertaining to wills, trusts, powers of attorney, living wills, and non-probate transfers. Most of those clients have been referrals from other satisfied clients of the firm. We value our return clients and referrals, and strive for every client to be fully satisfied with their experience with a lawyer. We want as much of your estate to go to your heirs, and as little as possible to make its way to the courts, the government, and lawyers after death.
Our lawyers have experience from the basic will up to complex trusts designed to take advantage of tax exemptions and loopholes. We take a comprehensive view of the situation, as estate planning is not something that is the same from person to person. What your parents or neighbors did for estate planning is often not what will best serve you. It is not uncommon for our lawyers to talk a potential client out of having an expensive trust drawn up, as the client will not realize a benefit from that particular estate planning tool. If you have not seen a lawyer about your estate, you should. Whether you choose Bandré Hunt & Snider, LLC or another law firm, estate planning is an area that you should have addressed. It is a surprisingly inexpensive investment, which if done properly, can bring huge dividends, along with peace of mind.