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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...

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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...

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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...

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Frequently Asked Questions about Divorce

Filing for divorce can flip your world upside down. Suddenly, shared custody agreements require parents to spend nights without their children. Decisions must be made about how to divide property. Seemingly overnight, your entire financial...

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My Child Just Got Arrested – Now What?

Kids get into trouble – it happens. They experiment, push boundaries, and ultimately, are just looking for ways to have fun with their friends. But sometimes, the fun goes too far. They drink alcohol at a Sweet 16 party. They try using drugs...

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