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Welcome to Nutz Law Office.  My name is Alane Nutz, and I have been a solo practitioner in Joplin Missouri for more than ten years.  My practice is devoted to family law including divorce (contested and uncontested), paternity, custody, child support (establishment and modification), post-judgment modification, 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 low cost 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 evening and Saturday hours by special appointment.

508 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





Nutz Law Office would like to welcome Elizabeth L. Turner, Esq. to the team!

Elizabeth Turner (formerly Schurman) was born and raised in Joplin, moved to Virginia, and just recently returned to the Joplin area to practice law.

Elizabeth attended Missouri Southern State University in the Honors Program and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She attended Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, VA and has been a licensed Virginia attorney for 5 years. Elizabeth was a prosecutor in Virginia, where she handled almost every type of criminal case, including murders, sexual assaults, weapons offenses and drug and gang crimes.

Elizabeth also was chosen to instruct on Criminal law, Civil Liability for Law Enforcement, Search and Seizure and other 4th Amendment issues, and Law Enforcement In-Service Training at Crater Criminal Justice Training Academy in Petersburg, VA.

With extensive experience in criminal law, Elizabeth will be able to assist clients in the Joplin and surrounding areas with DWI, traffic, and any other criminal violations. Contact her today at (417) 782-0004! 

Nutz Law Office is excited to include Elizabeth in our "family".  Together, our attorneys offer a wide range of legal services.  Give us a chance to help you!