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 Anita I. Rodarte

Anita RodarteFor the past 24 years, Anita I. Rodarte has devoted her law practice to assisting clients in family law matters. Anita’s extensive experience includes negotiated settlement and litigation of cases involving complex asset valuation and division, spousal support, parenting and custody conflicts, interstate custody and child support disputes, guardianship of minors, and enforcement of parental access and support issues.

She is recognized in the 2007 and 2008 Editions of Best Lawyers in America and Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers in the field of Family Law. She was named in Kansas City Magazine’s Super Lawyers of Missouri and Kansas in the field of family law as well as being named among the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in Missouri and Kansas.

Anita is particularly known for her skill and experience in the Appellate Courts where she has briefed and argued more than 35 appeals of family law cases. In addition, Anita provides consultation assistance to attorneys in family law litigation and appellate matters.

Legal Education: University of Missouri – Kansas City (J.D. with distinction 1984)

State Bar Admissions: Missouri, 1984 and Kansas, 1999

Professional Contributions:

Authored, Chapter 6, “Dissolution of Marriage”, Missouri Bar Family Law 6th Edition Deskbook.
Frequent Lecturer on various Family Law topics at continuing legal education programs.

Professional Associations:

Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Foundation (Treasurer 2008)
Collaborative Law Institute of Missouri
Missouri Bar Association, Family Law Section
Kansas Bar Association
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (Family Law Section Chair 1988)

Community Involvement:

ReDiscover Board (Chair, 1999-2000)
Scoula Vita Nuova Cultural Arts Charter School Board (Secretary 2006-2007; President, 2008)