I have been practicing Family Law in the Saint Louis, Missouri area for 26 years. After graduating from Washington University in St. Louis, I was a self-employed attorney in the St. Louis area for five years and then worked for ten years after that at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri. In December 2009, I left my position as the managing attorney in the Family Law Unit there, and returned to private practice.

I am currently helping people like you in the St. Louis City and County areas with their conflicts, divorces, paternity actions, custody cases, visitation matters, orders of protection, name changes, relocations, child support issues, and motions to modify. I serve men, women, non-binary people, couples, those in poly-amorous relationships, mothers, fathers, grandparents, and people seeking custody of children who are not their own. I am also honored to be an advocate for children as a guardian ad litem in both St. Louis City and St. Louis County.

In 1993, I was one of the first openly gay family law attorneys in the St. Louis area. I can remember the people who came to me for representation had been treated poorly by the legal system.

One young man had practically given up on his dream of seeing his daughter. He was in the midst of a divorce, and one of the lawyers he had consulted told him he would never see her again. Another lawyer interrupted her consultation with him by producing her Bible and asking him to "pray-the-gay-away" with her help. Her hired me and I was able to get him custody time with his daughter and today she is an adult with a very close loving relationship with her father.

I remember a particular family court commissioner telling me that another one of my clients would not be able to see his child again, because the commissioner did not believe in "that lifestyle." I was able to get a new judge assigned to the case and my client has enjoyed a wonderful relationship with his child for many years now.

I have had clients tell me that they hired me because they did not feel comfortable telling another lawyer about the personal details of their lives. People are unsure if they can share that their relationships are polyamorous, that they are transgender or non-binary, that they are gay, lesbian bisexual, or asexual. Sometimes your fear of telling the truth about your financial mistakes, your medical conditions, your addictions, or your sexual interests and partners may keep you from receiving the professional legal help you truly need. I am a non-judgmental, caring person who can help.

People ask me if my work is depressing, but I don’t see it that way. I believe my role is to help clients with the transition into the next part of their lives. I truly believe that when you think you are at an end, it is time to look for a new beginning.

I believe my experience and reputation in the St. Louis community can help you through the transitions and new beginnings that await you. Please call me to set up an appointment where we can discuss how I can help you.


                                                                        
Jay D. Fisk


B.A., Greenville College, Greenville, Illinois, 1985
M.A., Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, 1987
J.D., Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1993
Licensed in the State of Missouri, 1993



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LAW OFFICES OF JAY D. FISK, LLC
5257 Shaw Avenue, Ste. 221, St. Louis, MO 63110   314.602.9763   Fax 314.529.3437
Mail: PO BOX 179403, Saint Louis, Missouri, 63117   E-mail: jaydfisk@gmail.com


AREAS OF PRACTICE


Mediation

Litigation

Divorce

Paternity

Legal Separation

Custody

Visitation

Orders of Protection

Name Changes

Child Support

Maintenance

Motions to Modify

Grandparents’ Rights

Third Party Custody
Transgender/non-binary
Polyamorous Relationships

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