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We Win Hard Cases & Are Relentless In Pursuing the Hard Issues.


We are successful
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We Go After Full Compensation For Our Clients.


We are approachable
and friendly

We care about our clients and their families and put them first.

St. Joseph Family Law Attorneys


Experience on your side. There’s nothing more important than family. At Taylor, Siemens, Elliott, Creedy & Lyle P.C., we understand that, because our families are incredibly important to us, and we place value on each family within our community. When you need to take action to protect your family or help a loved one, let us help. For more than 40 years, it has been our responsibility to care for the families in Missouri and Kansas and we sincerely believe it is our duty to care for yours.

Mike Taylor, Logan Taylor, and Kailee Smith are experienced in all areas of family law. Whether you are dealing with an adoption, custody dispute, high-asset divorce, domestic violence, guardianship, a modification, or anything in between, we have the resources and experience required to provide you with high-quality legal assistance.

Mike Taylor is one of the top family law trial attorneys in the state of Missouri and Kansas. Mike is the co-author of four chapters of the Missouri Bar Foundation’s two-volume Family Law Desk Book set which is used by family law judges and attorneys across the state. He is a fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Very few family law attorneys in the State of Missouri have achieved this distinction. Mike has been regularly recognized by his peers in the top one percent of all attorneys who have designated him a Preeminent AV Lawyer indicating the highest level of skill and integrity. He has been selected as being in the top five percent of all lawyers in Missouri and Kansas by his inclusion by Super Lawyers.

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He was recently recognized as one of the top ten family law attorneys in the State of Missouri by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys and was recognized by 435 Kansas City’s Magazine as one of the Nation’s Best Family Law Attorneys in the Kansas City Metro area. Mike was presented the Lon O. Hocker Memorial Trial Lawyer Award by the Missouri Bar Foundation, which is presented to select trial attorneys who have demonstrated unusual proficiency in the art of trial advocacy. He has been named to the National Trial Lawyers Top One Hundred Trial Lawyers, named to the Best Lawyers in America list, is a certified member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and has been designated a life member of the National Registry of Who’s Who in American Law. Mike is also a Missouri-approved family law mediator having met the requirements established by the Missouri Supreme Court.

Logan Taylor, is an associate trial attorney. Her area of emphasis is family law and civil trial practice. Born and raised in St. Joseph, Missouri, Logan attended Central High School and graduated in 2012. She then attended Northwest Missouri State University, graduating with a Bachelors in Political Science and a minor in Business. She then attended Washburn School of Law, where she pursued an emphasis in family law and trial advocacy. Logan is a former Buchanan County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney and handled thousands of criminal law matters. Logan also appreciates the difficult and emotional issues facing clients dealing with a dissolution matter, particularly where children are involved. Logan is a certified Guardian Ad Litem as provided by the Missouri Supreme Court. Logan is licensed in Missouri. Logan is available to help with any family law matter you and your family might need.

Kailee Smith, is an associate trial attorney.  Her area of emphasis is family law and civil trial practice. Born and raised in St. Joseph, Kailee attended Central High School and graduated in 2005. She then attended the University of Missouri and graduated cum laude in 2009 with Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Political Science and Psychology. Kailee attended law school at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, where she received her Juris Doctorate in 2012. While in law school she clerked for the Douglas County Attorney’s office in the Juvenile Division where she regularly assisted attorneys in court under Rule 13. Kailee then moved to New Hampshire with her husband, Mike, where she worked for Boies Schiller Flexner on large scale antitrust, securities fraud and products liability litigation. Kailee is licensed in Missouri and New Hampshire. Kailee, her husband, and their three children, live in St. Joseph, Missouri. Kailee is available to help with any family law matter you or your family might need.

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Assisting Mike and Logan are paralegals Suzy Ware and Teresa Wright. Suzy has been Mike’s family law paralegal for more than thirty-six years. Our family law paralegals care about clients as passionately as Mike and Logan. Their role is to assist clients and our attorneys with case and trial preparation. In any divorce, there are numerous documents which are required to be filed with the Court, including such items as pleadings, statements of income and expense, statements of assets and liabilities, interrogatories, requests for documents, requests for admissions, drafts of proposed parenting plans, settlement agreements, judgments of dissolution of marriage, quit-claim deeds, and the like. Our paralegals have prepared drafts of thousands of the kinds of documents you will need in your divorce proceeding. These drafts are reviewed by Mike Taylor and Logan Taylor, along with the client. Our paralegals have an amazing amount of family law training, skill, and experience and have been part of our family law team helping assist thousands of clients with their family law needs.

When your family’s future is at stake – call the experienced attorneys at Taylor Siemens. Serving the Legal Needs of Missouri and Kansas. Don’t Wait. Call Us Today! (816) 364-6677

Reviews & Testimonials

There is nothing more important to us than our clients’ happiness and well-being. Our success is only measured by their success. That is why we work hard to put them first. Here’s what some of our clients have to say about our services:

"They listen and work with you..."

5 Stars +!! Murphy, Taylor, Siemens, & Elliott P.C. represents it's clients in the way the client wishes to be represented. They listen and work with you to determine the best business and legal course of action.

S. Schanze | Google
"Integrity and Honest are just a couple of words I would use to describe him..."

We have worked with Ken Siemens for many years. Integrity and Honest are just a couple of words I would use to describe him and his law practice.

A.M. Kerns | Google
"...a group with fairness and my best interests at heart."

People may tend to stereotype lawyers, but it would be an error to do so with this firm. Everything I've seen and felt thus far points to a group with fairness and my best interests at heart.

K. Lemon | Google
"...integrity, honesty, professionalism and knowledge..."

We have had Ken Siemens and MTSE represent us for several years since our company's inception. Their integrity, honesty, professionalism and knowledge of the law is of the highest caliber.

C. Laderoute | Google
"...easy to talk to and answered all my questions."

I was referred to Joe Elliott by a relative and everything went great. Joe was easy to talk to and answered all my questions. He was professional and very knowledgeable.

Jerry | Google
"One of the most thorough and professional firms..."

One of the most thorough and professional firms I have utilized. They have represented our company in many areas of law and have always exhibited extreme competence and care for the client.

K. Rhoden | Google
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“When we take on your case, we take the time to get to know you. Whether that means meeting you in your home, visiting the scene of the accident, looking through family photos, or simply providing a shoulder to lean on, it’s important that we make a personal connection. You are more than a case to us; you are a person with a story.”

Here is a look at some of the typical practice areas in which we are involved:


Divorce can be a stressful time for everyone involved, but it is important to act carefully and cautiously. Whether it is a high-asset business or farm divorce, or an uncontested dissolution, it is important to use an experienced attorney to assist in the process. Our experienced trial attorneys can help you achieve your goals and protect your interests.

High Asset Business Divorce

We have handled divorces involving businesses of all types and sizes, from private physician practices to major multi-million dollar commercial, retail or individual businesses. The challenges vary depending on the type of business and how it is owned. We know how to efficiently and effectively sort through the issues in pursuit of a positive outcome and a fair division of property.

High Asset Farm Divorce

We understand the complicated issues that may arise in a farm divorce. First, there are issues of marital property versus nonmarital property, as the farm may have been inherited by one spouse. Then there are significant valuation issues. When was the land last appraised? With the price of land fluctuating, the value of land today may be substantially different than the value of the land a few years ago. Farm implements can be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars or more, so it is important to see that it is valued properly. We know how to address these unique issues and have handled cases involving the small family farm to the super-size corporate farm. We can help.

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Child Custody Dispute

If you are involved in a custody dispute, we can provide you with guidance on how to navigate this complicated area. Children deserve stability and are often the most impacted by a custody battle.  We care about your concerns and the safety of your children.

Child Support

The cost of providing for a child’s reasonable and necessary monthly needs can be significant. It is important that the monthly child support is accurately calculated and that the expenses associated with the child are properly accounted.


Adoption can be both an exciting and complicated matter. If your family is looking to adopt a child, we would be happy to guide you through the process. We can handle all filings, procedures and required paperwork to allow you the time necessary to prepare for this next stage of life.

Domestic Violence

There is no excuse for domestic violence. Period. If you have been the victim of domestic violence or abuse, let one of our experienced attorneys help. Family matters to our team of lawyers, and we will treat your domestic violence case with careful dedication and focus.

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In addition to these practice areas, we also offer a number of other family law services. Contact us today at (816) 364-6677 to find out how we can help.