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When is it Time to Modify a Custody Arrangement?

When parents divorce or no longer live together, a child custody arrangement must be entered into that meets the best interests of their children. However, a family’s circumstances can change over the years — and as children grow older, a modific… Read More
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Understanding the New Custody Law in Missouri

What is the new custody law in Missouri? How will it affect you? If you are facing a custody dispute, it’s essential to have knowledgeable counsel by your side who can help to navigate the legal process. Read More
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Seeking Visitation Rights as a Grandparent in Missouri

Missouri family law protects children’s right to a stable and safe home, balanced with parents’ rights to custody and visitation. However, the law also recognizes that it can be in a child’s best interests to have an ongoing relationship wi… Read More
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Parenting Tips — Before, During and After the Divorce

Once you and your spouse have decided to part ways, co-parenting can become an extremely important issue. While you may no longer see eye to eye with your spouse, it’s essential to be able to put your differences aside for the benefit of your child… Read More
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Understanding Missouri’s Custody Terms

What Do the Custody Terms Full Custody, Joint Custody, Sole, and Split Custody Mean? Child custody in Missouri is always based on what is in the best interests of the child. However, it’s important to understand that there are several different typ… Read More
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Missouri Court Holds Child Custody Sub-Issues Require a Best Interests Determination

Although every parent wants what is best for their child, those who are divorced or separated may not always agree how their children should be raised. One particular area of contention can concern education and the school the child should attend. Tw… Read More
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Determining Child Custody in Divorce Cases Involving Domestic Violence

Many people who have experienced domestic violence in their marriages fear that they will lose custody of their children to the abusive spouse. Although Missouri courts favor joint custody whenever possible, an exception may sometimes be made in case… Read More
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Missouri Court Holds Joint Custody Award Not Appropriate When Parties Cannot Effectively Co-Parent

Child custody arrangement is often one of the most contentious issues in any divorce case. No matter how challenging it might be, it’s essential for parents to put aside their differences in order to co-parent effectively. Unwillingness to do so co… Read More
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At what age can a child refuse visitation in Missouri?

Children who are subject to a child custody order typically have a schedule for visitation, also known as “parenting time,” with each parent. They may reside primarily with one parent, known as the “custodial parent,” and see the “non-custo… Read More
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Getting a Divorce When You Have a Special Needs Child

Divorce is a difficult process under the best of circumstances. You must deal with a wide range of emotions in addition to all of the legal and practical issues. If you have children, you must help them through a confusing and painful time. A divorce… Read More