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510 East 32nd Street, Joplin, MO 64804| Phone: 417.782.0004 | Fax: 417.782.0074 |


"Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy."

Proverbs 31:8-9 ESV



Welcome to Nutz Law Office.  My name is Alane Nutz, and I am a solo practitioner in Joplin Missouri.  My practice is devoted to family law including divorce (contested and uncontested), paternity, custody, child support (establishment and modification), post-judgment modification, adoption, separation agreements, wills, power of attorney, municipal court cases, and bankruptcy*. 

* Important notice required by Federal Law:

We are a debt relief agency pursuant to Federal Law §524 of Title 11 of the US Code. We provide legal assistance and help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.

Nutz Law Office is dedicated to helping people who are going through difficult life situations find legal solutions that work for them. We assist individuals and families who are going through a through a divorce or who are seeking to file a personal bankruptcy under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.

We have experience working with individuals going through custody battles, divorce and dealing with changes in circumstances after divorce. Going through Divorce, Paternity Suits, and Modifications are always very stressful and emotional times. We fight for our clients' rights concerning child custody, child support, spousal support (alimony), and property division.

We routinely help people who are facing financial troubles including significant credit card debt, medical bills, payday loan debt, foreclosure and even repossession. If you are being harassed by creditors, facing collections, law suit, garnishments, or are just not sure how to get your finances back on track, we can help. We help people to understand what options may be available to them under the US Bankruptcy Code including personal bankruptcy under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. Bankruptcy can be a way for people to get their lives back on track.

Our approach to serving our clients is simple and straightforward:

  • We focus on our clients' needs
  • We maintain a relationship built on trust, honesty and courtesy
  • We provide clear guidance toward legal solutions
  • We take an individualized approach to each case, focusing on the unique details that make your case unlike any other and all the factors of multilayers legal issues

Contact us to learn more about how we can help you with your family law, divorce, or bankruptcy filing. Our office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:00-noon and 1-5 p.m., with evenings hours by special appointment.

MSSU Article About Alane Nutz
June 10, 2004
Joplin Woman Overcomes Adversity
Alane Nutz of Joplin is an extraordinary, accomplished woman who has overcome an amazing number of obstacles to be where she is today, Having married and had her first child as a teenager, she eventually became a single mother and worked as a waitress to support her four children, Landon, Tristan, Heather and Lauren.
But her life took a turn one day when she gave her sister-in-law a ride to take the ACT test at Missouri Southern State University. On a whim. decided to take the test herself. She earned a high score and received a scholarship to attend MSSU. Nutz was motivated to become a pre-medical major by the desire to have a better understanding of her daughter Heather, who has Down Syndrome. She managed to earn her bachelor's degree in five years, despite having faced health and family problems during that time.
She graduated in 1998 with a 3.89 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and was named most outstanding biology graduate by the faculty. She had intended to apply to medical school, but that changed when her daughter with Down Syndrome faced problems at school. With the system working against her, Nutz says that she was unable to help her daughter.
Instead of giving up, however, she fought back and decided to attend law school. She was accepted at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, where her studies focused on special education and bankruptcy law. Nutz received her law degree last year and recently learned that she has earned the distinction of passing the bar exam.
Her many years of dedication and hard work will have paid off . She plans to practice family and bankruptcy law and dreams of opening her own practice some day. Nutz credits her advisor and professors for giving her much needed encouragement as she attended school.
She says, however, that without her mother and children, making it to this point "wouldn't be possible." They made sacrifices and gave her a tremendous amount of help at home in order for her to accomplish her goals. Missouri Southern News Bureau www.mssu.edu/pages/news/nutz.htm