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Conduct not to level of stalking to support protection order

Recent Case:  Respondent’s conduct did not rise to the level of stalking to support an order of protection. Respondent appeals from the judgment of the trial court granting a full order of protection in favor of Petitioner.  Respondent argues the… Read More

Factors Considered by the Court when Making a Custody Determination

In Missouri, there are guidelines that the Court must follow in making a child custody determination.  While all child custody determinations must be made in accordance with the best welfare and interests of the child, there is also a statutory… Read More

Recent family law decisions from the Missouri Courts of Appeals

Death Moots Appeal Father’s death mooted Mother’s appeal of visitation provisions in judgment. As to Third-Party Respondent, Mother’s appeal of property division is supported by evidence in the record, so Court of Appeals affirms. &… 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