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Supreme Court Advisory Committee Determines Collaborative Law is Ethical in Missouri

On August 20, 2008 the Advisory Commitee of the Supreme Court of Missouri issued a formal opinion that the practice of Collaborative law, a form of practice where clients agree from the outset to settle their case out of court through negotiation rat… Read More

What California's Same Sex Marriage Law Means to Missourians

As most people know, the California Supreme Court recently ruled that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. So what does that mean for Missourians? In California, there were two statutes that said that a marriage is between… Read More

Why You Need a Divorce Lawyer

The Pennsylvania Family Law Blog had a great post yesterday about why you need a lawyer for your divorce case. The full article can be read here, and is summarized as follows: A good divorce lawyer is part lawyer, part psychologist and part clergy. A… Read More

Recent Family Law Rulings From the Missouri Court Of Appeals

Circuit Court May Depart From Recommendations On Physical Custody Guardian ad litem and court-appointed therapist both recommended joint legal custody and supervised visitation for Father. Circuit Court followed the former but not the latter. When ev… Read More

Case Law Update: Post-Judgment Procedures Pitfall

Susan J. Southard, Petitioner/Respondent v. James A. Southard, Respondent/Appellant, No. 89217 (Mo. App. E.D., November 27, 2007), Romines, J. This was an action for modification heard by a family court commissioner. The commissioner’s findings… Read More
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