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Selling Your Home When Divorcing

The following are some infomative and useful tips on the sale of a residence in divorce from For many people going through a divorce their biggest asset is their home or in legal speak, the marital residence. Deciding what to do about t… Read More

Missouri Case Law Development: Parenting Plan Must Address School Holidays and Birthdays

Record supports Trial Court’s order for anger management, and order is sufficiently specific to enforce. Trial Court did not stop Father from participating during in-chambers interview, and Child’s statements in that procedure support cus… Read More

Reducing your child's stress

Divorce brings with it a lot of changes and a very real sense of loss. Kids – and parents – grieve the loss of the kind of family they had hoped for, and children especially grieve the loss of the presence of a parent. That’s why so… Read More

The Missing Spouse and How It affects your Divorce

I found the following post on the blog, and it caught my attention because I have many cases where missing spuose/parent is in issue. The post appears below, with a few comments following. We hear from many spouses who are trying t… Read More

Missouri Case Law Development: Trial Court May Modify Child Support Beyond Motion 30 Days After Judgment

Thirty days after it issues its judgment, Trial Court loses jurisdiction other than the modifications requested in timely motion and any necessary to correctly calculate child support. "In this case, when Husband petitioned the trial court to .… Read More

Tips for Newly Single Parents

The Following practical tips are offered by New York Times/ author Jennifer Wolf on how to get through your first year as a single parent. Develop a Support Network This is absolutely crucial. You need to know who you can depend on right now… Read More

Communicating effectively with your child through divorce

The following are some tips for communicating with with your child during and after divorce. Thanks to the folks at for this great information Remember to be as open as possible, which will reinforce and even enhance your trust for… Read More

Telling Your Child About Divorce

Divorce is stressful for parents and children alike. Although children’s emotional reactions usually depend on their age at the time of the divorce, many children experience feelings of sadness, anger, and anxiety – and it’s not unc… Read More

Giving Depositions in your family law case: An Overview and some tips

In its simplest form, a deposition is the giving of oral testimony under oath before trial. Depositions are conducted in front of a court reporter and will assist your attorney in the preparation for trial. The use of oral depositions is a standard p… Read More

20% Change in income rule does not apply to modifications of support orders using an amount other than the presumed amount

In Missouri, generally, for a parent to modify child support, they must show a substantial and continuing change in circumstances that warrant a change in support. Missouri law states that if there is a 20% increase or decrease in the incomes of one… Read More