Schwent Law - Attorney for Family, Child Custody, Divorce, Personal Injury, Traffic, Real Estate, and Business Law Services

Michele Kaido Schwent is a full service Jefferson County, Missouri general practice lawyer with over 35 years experience serving her clients in the Hillsboro, Missouri, Jefferson County Courthouse and the municipal courts throughout Jefferson County. She has also represented her clients in lawsuits and other legal matters in St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Ste. Genevieve County, St. Francois County, Franklin County, Washington County and St. Louis City.

Her law office is conveniently located in the heart of Jefferson County, just off Interstate 55 at 1401 Truman Blvd., Festus, MO.

Mrs. Schwent has built her practice by her commitment to her client's best interests, and her dedication to helping them find cost-effective solutions to their legal issues. A Jefferson County Attorney who is determined to keep her clients informed about the status of their case, Mrs. Schwent regularly sends copies of correspondence and notices on each case to her clients. She also strives to promptly return her clients phone calls and to give each client the attention and courtesy they deserve throughout the litigation process. Legal matters and lawsuits are stressful for most people, and for that reason when you need help you want a lawyer with experience, who will help guide you through the process, keep you informed as the case progresses, and fight for your best interests.

During her 35 years as a Jefferson County, Missouri attorney, Mrs. Schwent has handled a broad range of legal matters including:
Family Law Family Law

Divorce, child custody, visitation, parenting time, maintenance (formerly known as alimony) or spousal support, grand-parents rights, legal separation, domestic violence and abuse, , child support, modifications, paternity disputes, financial and property disputes and premarital agreements.

Business Law Business Law

Business formation and post-formation activities for corporations, limited and general partnerships, limited liability companies and other business entities, document preparation, by-law adoption, director/shareholder resolutions, and corporate minutes.

Missouri Real Estate Law Real Estate Law

Residential and commercial real estate matters including landlord-tenant, subdivision restrictions, boundary disputes, sales, During her 35 years as a lawyer, Mrs. Schwent has handled a broad range of legal matters and is experienced in:leasing, deeds, beneficiary deeds and other issues.

Missouri Contract Law Contract Law

Drafting contracts pertaining to real estate matters, corporate and business matters, sale of real estate and other items, construction contracts; representation of clients in breach of contract cases, and the interpretation and instruction of clients in their obligations under contracts already signed.


Private adoptions, agency adoptions, step-parent adoptions, foreign and domestic.


Simple wills and wills that are a bit more complex in nature.


Living Trusts and Testamentary Trusts.

Personal Injury

Vehicle Accidents, Slip and Falls, Premises Liability & more.

Traffic Law

Speeding tickets and various other traffic violations ticketed by the highway patrol or various municipal police.


Experienced in collections and in various forms of debt relief, Mrs. Schwent will help you explore your options.

Other Legal Matters

Mrs. Schwent has handled a wide variety of legal matters. If you need a Jefferson County lawyer and want to know if Mrs. Schwent has experience with your particular issue, please call our office.

Mrs. Schwent provides her clients with experienced, high quality legal representation. She will make sure that you are fully informed of your legal rights and will strive to represent you at a price you can afford. She is client-oriented. Her client's best interests are her foremost concern. She and her staff maintain strict confidentiality at all times.

Please contact our office if you need additional information or if you wish to schedule an appointment to meet with Mrs. Schwent.