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Courts Bulletin : April Family Law Cases

Burden of proof of stalking for order of protection. Thomas Schwalm, Respondent v. Lori Schwalm, Appellant, No. 87829 (Mo. App. E.D., March 20, 2007), Richter, P.J.   This case is instructional to the extent it discusses the failure of proo… Read More

3-16-2007 This week in Missouri Family Law

Modifying Child Support Order Requires Calculation Of Presumed Amount On motion to modify child support, Circuit Court must determine presumed amount, and determine whether to accept or reject it, even when no party requested findings of fact. Laur… Read More

Case Law Update:Mental Incapacity Extends Child Support

Mother showed that Child’s mental incapacity rendered him incapable of supporting himself. Child’s voluntary drug use and refusal to take medication only increased his dependency and did not emancipate him. But Trial Court had no authorit… Read More

"Roe v. Wade for Men" dismissed

According to the Associated Press, A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the National Center for Men, dubbed "Roe v. Wade for Men".   The father of the child claimed that he should not have to pay child support to the m… Read More

Mark A. Wortman

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Kansas City family law attorney Mark A. Wortman handles only divorce and family law matters, and practices only in the State of Missouri. Due to this specialty, Mark has handled thousands of Missouri divorce and family cases and has practiced extensi… Read More