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The Coulter Law Firm

 Founded in 2002

At The Coulter Law Firm, LLC, we are focused on providing comprehensive family law services to get your family on the right path forward. My name is Joan Coulter and I am the founding attorney of this law firm. In addition to being a lawyer, I also have a master’s degree in special education, which is an asset to our clients when we are dealing with matters that involve children, especially children with special needs.

Our goal is to make sure you and your child stay the focus of the case. We will work with you to find a parenting agreement that will benefit your child today and in the future.


The Coulter Law Firm

Family Law Services In Greater St. Louis and Surrounding Area

We provide skilled representation in all aspects of family law whether straightforward or complex. We assist clients with family law matters, including divorce, custody, child support, maintenance/spousal support, paternity and property division. We also assist clients with matters involving estate planning and traffic law.

We believe in a comprehensive approach to family law and will work to find the right solution for your family and your circumstances in an efficient manner. Every client and every case receives personal attention and a thoughtful strategy. We work to address our client’s needs so that they can reach a favorable outcome.

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Joan A. Coulter 



Saint Louis, Missouri


(314) 991-2925


Joan A. Coulter is the founding attorney of The Coulter Law Firm, LLC.  With more than a decade experience, Joan focuses her practice on Family Law, and Litigation.  She counsels clients on their rights and case strategy in Dissolutions, Paternity Actions, Motions to Modify, Adoptions, and concerning Child or Spousal Support.  Her services include:
Dissolution of marriages, legal separations, annulments, establishing paternity, establishing custody, establishing visitation, child support, grandparent's rights, domestic violence restraining orders, temporary orders of protection, adoptions, name changes, emancipation, prenuptial agreements, post/antenuptial agreements, and modifications of existing court judgments.
Also, Joan has had extensive experience as a Guardian ad Litem, advocating for the best interest of children during court proceedings.

Joan has an Avvo Rating of 9.5
She sets herself apart from other attorneys in the community by the level of involvement and personalized care she gives her clients.

Areas Of Practice

  • Family Law

  • Litigation

  • Divorce

  • Traffic Law

  • Child Custody & Support

  • High Net Worth Divorce

  • Paternity Actions

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri

    • Juris Doctor

  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

    • Master of Education

  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

    • Bachelor of Science

    • Honors: cum laude

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Chamber of Commerce, Member, 2016 to Present

  • St. Charles County Bar Association, Member, 2015 to Present

  • Missouri State Bar Association, Juvenile Law Committee, 2004 to Present

  • Missouri State Bar Association, Education Law Committee, 2004 to Present

  • Missouri State Bar Association, Member, 2001 to Present

  • The National Association of Professional Women, Member, 2013 to 2015

"We have used Joan's insight and experience twice now in 5 years - I cannot begin to express our gratitude for her help. Not only does she have a great knowledge of Missouri laws, she is compassionate, has great insight, can fall back on years of her experience and she is extremely supportive. She responds quickly and professionally. I never once felt as if I was not aware of what was happening, or that she was too busy to answer any of my many questions. If you need great, professional, informed assistance with a family court issue, Joan is the person you should use. She intercedes, interprets, and guides you with compassion and knowledge. Thank you Joan!"

- Gwen & Jim

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