Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Layton & Southard, LLC

Layton & Southard, LLC

1650 N Kingshighway St, #302
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
(573) 335-3359
Layton & Southard, LLC, Criminal Attorneys, Services, Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Some of the toughest times in our lives require assistance from an experienced and compassionate attorney. The team at Layton & Southard, LLC located in Cape Girardeau, MO, have helped clients in both Missouri and Illinois make it through difficult times. Whether you were injured in an auto accident, need to draw up a will, or are going through a divorce, these attorneys can provide the strong and understanding legal advice you need.

As auto accident lawyers specializing in personal injury, they are diligent in protecting their clients’ rights to compensation. They handle every aspect of these cases so victims and their families can focus on making a full recovery. Layton & Southard can provide representation to those injured in car, truck, bicycle, and motorcycle accidents.

If you need a divorce attorney who will fight to protect your best interests, you need Layton & Southard. Their attorneys are equipped to handle all aspects of family law, including disputes over property division, child custody and support, and alimony.

The firm’s real estate lawyers can represent buyers or sellers and landlords or tenants when disputes arise. They also offer representation for disputes over land use, financing, and deeds. Their estate planning attorneys can draft your will and set up trusts to ensure your loved ones are provided for in the future.

The attorneys at Layton & Southard have decades of experience in a wide range of practice areas. This small-town firm strives to meet the extensive needs of their clients, and they pride themselves on providing exceptional service. Visit their website to learn more about their areas of expertise. The firm offers free initial consultations for personal injury victims, so call (573) 335-3359 to schedule an appointment.  

Announcements & Events from Layton & Southard, LLC
Who Might Be Liable for a Truck Accident?, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Collisions between tractor-trailers and passenger vehicles are more often devastating for the passenger vehicle occupants than they are for the truckers. Despite the i...read more
How Are Vacation Homes Distributed in a Divorce?, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Deciding how to divide marital property is among the most contentious issues in a divorce, requiring you to make decisions that could affect your long-term financial health. While th...read more
How Are Pets Handled During a Divorce?, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
When spouses who have pets divorce, how do they solve the custody problem? The question of who gets Fido or Fifi is a matter a divorce and custody attorney can help couples answer. H...read more
A Guide to Swimming Pools & Personal Injury Law, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
When hot summer weather hits, there’s nothing more refreshing than a dip in the pool. Unfortunately, every year thousands of individuals experience a personal injury because of a swi...read more
A Divorce & Custody Attorney Shares What You Need to Know About Refusing a Paternity Test, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Paternity testing can be a contentious issue with lasting ramifications for both parents and children. In some cases, a parent might choose to not participate in a paternity tes...read more
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Adoption is an excellent way to grow your family, but it can be a complex and expensive procedure. Fortunately, each state offers a variety of adoption programs, with options tailore...read more
Every child has the right to financial support from both parents, so those not granted primary custody will often be ordered to pay child support. Each state has different laws gover...read more
Dividing marital assets is one of the major steps in a divorce, and for the most part, it’s straightforward: the court seeks to divide assets in a way that is fair. But when it comes...read more
You wouldn’t trust a lawyer who focuses solely on personal injury issues to represent you in an alimony dispute or child support disagreement—this job should be left to a d...read more
A divorce can be one of the most difficult times of your life. One way to make the process a little easier is to hire a divorce and custody attorney. They can protect your legal righ...read more
Divorce affects many couples these days, and as difficult as it is to terminate any marriage, it can become even more so when a family business is involved. If you and your spouse ru...read more
If you've decided to add a new member to your family, you're likely feeling excited about this new chapter and the joys and challenges it will inevitably bring. You may also be feeli...read more
Personal injury cases regarding motorcycle accidents are more difficult than those involving car crashes. This is because motorcycles are inherently riskier; they are smaller and har...read more
Whether you’re already facing charges or are being investigated by the police, the advice of a skilled criminal defense attorney can be instrumental in protecting your rights and ach...read more
Getting a divorce is often a stressful experience, especially if you’re involved in a child custody dispute. Even if you and your spouse agree to cooperate, emotions may run high, ca...read more
Workplace accidents and occupational illnesses can have a significant impact on your life, resulting in major medical expenses and making it impossible to work. While workers’ compen...read more
Real estate transactions are often complex, involving large sums of money and long-term financial commitments. Without a comprehensive review of the contract and title, you could fin...read more
Choosing the right lawyer is a serious matter, especially for people facing criminal charges. Criminal defense attorneys assume responsibility for their clients’ freedom an...read more
Motorcycle accident fatalities are on the rise, so riders need to know the proper steps to protect themselves. Both motorcyclists and drivers must be aware of other vehicles on the r...read more
If you’re seeking a divorce and custody attorney, you may be overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices out there. In this case, knowing what to look for is key, as you’ll need to wo...read more
When it comes to estate planning, two common misconceptions can have serious consequences. The first is that only those who have significant assets need to create a plan for giv...read more
Being charged with a crime can be a daunting experience, but a reliable criminal defense attorney can guide you through the process and protect your rights. When individual...read more
Being involved in a collision can be stressful, especially if you don’t know what steps to take next. After seeking medical treatment and reporting the incident, it’s important to as...read more
Buying a home probably will be the biggest financial transaction of your life, requiring you to go through a complicated legal process and many pages of documents. While your agent c...read more
No one ever plans on being in a car accident. So, when it does happen, you may not know who to turn to for legal help. For instance, you have likely wondered whether you should conta...read more
If you were hurt in an accident and now want to hold the liable party accountable, hiring a personal injury attorney is an important first step. Finding the right lawyer can be chall...read more
When hiring a personal injury attorney, it’s important to find one who has the skills and resources to help you obtain a favorable outcome for your case. Knowing what qualities to lo...read more
Whether you’re moving to a new family home or choosing an investment property, the process of buying or selling a home is exciting. Since these transactions involve contracts, it’s w...read more
Whether you are in your 20s or your 60s, it is important to plan for the future. Many people believe they can wait to learn about crafting wills and trusts, but that isn’t ...read more
If you are going through a divorce in Cape Girardeau, MO, you likely know the important role professional legal assistance can play. The divorce and custody attorneys at La...read more
A criminal charge is a serious legal matter that can jeopardize job opportunities, access to housing, and even your physical freedom. Hiring a lawyer gives you access to an expert wh...read more
Auto accidents are disruptive, often destroying vehicles and causing severe injuries are expensive to treat and make returning to work difficult. While the at-fault driver's ins...read more
Whether you were injured in a car or motorcycle accident or suffered as a result of medical malpractice, deciding whether to file a personal injury claim can be difficult. The e...read more
When it comes to personal injury claims, many people wonder whether seeking professional legal guidance is something they really need. The simple truth is, in most personal injury ca...read more
The courts consider many factors when establishing a custody arrangement. While the gender of the parent used to be a deciding factor, men are now as likely to get full custody ...read more
As the weather gets warmer, motorcycle enthusiasts will be spending more time on the road. This means drivers and riders alike need to do their part to prevent motorcycle a...read more
Bicycling is a convenient and cost-effective mode of transportation, but it also includes its dangers. If you've been injured during a ride, you may need to work with a bicycle accid...read more
There is nothing easy about getting divorced, but telling your children is one of the most difficult parts of the process. With the right preparation, you can help them cope with the...read more
In many cases, personal injury law grants victims of negligent driving the opportunity to claim compensation. However, your ability to collect those awards often depends on the ...read more
It takes only a moment of carelessness by someone else to cause severe, potentially life-changing injuries. When you've been hurt by a distracted driver or suffered the consequences ...read more
Due to their immense size, commercial truck accidents are often devastating, resulting in disabling injuries, massive property damage, and even death. When these incidents are direct...read more
If you have been involved in a serious motorcycle accident, you probably are aware of how difficult the healing process can be. This is particularly true if you’re contending with le...read more
If you're facing criminal charges or a major lawsuit, you want the best attorney on your side. However, the need for legal representation is not always evident in other situations. D...read more
If you sustain serious injuries or illness at the hands of a negligent healthcare provider, you have the right to pursue damages for pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages...read more
At your first meeting with your personal injury attorney, you have an opportunity to learn more about the legal process and how it can be used to help your case. You also have a...read more
Even if you adhere to the rules of the road, you can be a victim of a serious car accident. In this situation, securing the service of a skilled personal injury attorney is recommend...read more
Many accident victims don't fully understand the personal injury claim process and may be subject to common misconceptions. A typical misunderstanding is that they can save money and...read more
Injuries stemming from someone else's negligence can have far-reaching, devastating consequences that extend beyond medical expenses. Serious injuries can leave you unable to work fo...read more
Attorneys Daniel J. Grimm and Megan Andrews of Layton & Southard, hosted a seminar at CIAO on September 22, 2016.   The seminar was on maximizing the value of their cli...read more
A personal injury affects not only you but your family. The legal system is challenging and complex, and that’s why you need a strong personal injury attorney who will lead...read more
Most insurance policies are intended as protection from potential problems. For standard health insurance policies, this typically means coverage of medical bills after a major illne...read more