image

What Happens If I Can’t Pay Child Support?

Financial and other circumstances usually change so often, and so quickly, that the law cannot possibly keep up. As a result, over half of child support obligors are behind on their payments. These common situations almost always end in one of two...

Read More ›
image

Relocation and Divorce: Here’s What You Need to Know

The average person relocates about twelve times during his or her lifetime. Most of these moves happen before age 40, and many involve young children of unmarried parents. People move for various reasons. Most people relocate for job purposes or to...

Read More ›
image

What Happens If Your Spouse Is Hiding Assets in a Divorce?

Like most jurisdictions, Missouri is an equitable distribution state. Upon divorce, the court must divide marital property equitably. It is important to note that is not necessarily the same thing as equally. Some factors to consider include the...

Read More ›
image

Who is a Non-Custodial Parent?

Until the 1970s, the tender years doctrine could have determined the child custody outcomes. Mothers typically obtained full custody of children, especially young children. Divorce fathers had extremely limited rights. Today, Missouri’s child...

Read More ›
image

How Can You Get Custody of a Child When a Custodial...

Nationwide, over two million people are in jail or prison at any given time. That figure might be slightly inflated because it includes people who are in the process of bonding out or otherwise being released. But even taking that into account, the...

Read More ›
image

Understanding Child Support in Missouri

The Show Me State’s child support laws are an example of an income share model. Child support payments are designed to give the children the same standard of living they would have had if their parents remained married. Therefore, Missouri’s...

Read More ›