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Mom v. Dad: Who will be awarded custody?

There is a common misconception that mom’s are the preferred parent when it comes to awarding custody. In Missouri, the court determines custody in accordance with the best interests of the child by looking at a number of factors, including but...

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Who Brings Charges?

A conversation brought to light some confusion surrounding criminal charges. Often times the question is asked, “Would you like to press charges?” This question, while insightful, is not determinative as to whether charges are brought. What the...

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Custody v. Guardianship

There are two types of court actions involving the care of a minor child – a custody action and a guardianship action. Custody involves the care of a minor child by the parents and is handled in Family Court. There are two types of custody –...

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Common-Law Marriages

MYTH: If you live with your significant other for a certain amount of years, you are considered married through common-law marriage. FACT: Missouri does not recognize common-law marriages. Missouri Statute 451.040 says that “[c]ommon-law...

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