Haar & Woods, LLP has extensive experience representing high net worth individuals and their spouses in various aspects of family law matters, both at the trial and appellate levels. The firm’s experience in business litigation enables it to assist clients with complicated financial issues, including the valuation of stock in closely-held businesses, such as professional practices, real estate partnerships, trusts and interests in retirement and stock option plans. Our attorneys draft and litigate the validity of pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements and the nuances of separate versus marital interests in family businesses. Other frequent issues include the enforcement or modification of prior dissolution judgments, drafting or revising Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, child custody and child support issues.

For more information regarding our family law practice, please contact Pete Woods at 314-241-2224 or Mr. Woods has more than thirty-six years of experience handling contested family law matters in St. Louis County and City and has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation and by Law and Politics as a Missouri-Kansas Super Lawyer in Business Litigation.



  • Represented partners in major St. Louis law firms in cases involving the value of partnership interests in their firms

  • Represented party whose spouse was an owner of interests in multiple venture capital firms

  • Represented parties in drafting and defending pre-nuptial agreements

  • Represented party whose spouse was an owner of local mattress manufacturer

  • Represented the beneficiary of extensive family trusts in enforcing a post-nuptial agreement 

  • Represented owner of a major electrical contractor

  • Represented owner of manufacturing company and defended the separate nature of closely-held stock 

  • Represented the dependent spouse in a support rights case arising after a traumatic injury 

  • Represented numerous parties whose income (or that of an ex-spouse) has increased or decreased after a dissolution