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Your place on the web to read and learn more about a variety of legal topics from the comfort of your own office chair. And we’ve kept each topic concise enough that it can be covered in the time it takes to break for coffee!
These are are scary times for parents with all of the media coverage of sexual abuse of children by adults that parents inherently trust, like Boy Scout leaders and Roman Catholic priests. This article from The New York Times offers some practical tips on protecting...read more
Paying child support to someone whom you believe to be making more money or pays less for daycare? You have a free option to address this
It is a real dilemma – you have been paying child support by court order for a while now and you believe that the person that you are paying has a better job or pays less for child care. Everything is fine with custody but you feel like you are paying too much. One...read more
My lawyer says that my case has been assigned to domestic relations services for screening for the exchange center – what the heck is going on?.
In St. Louis County, there is a department called Domestic Relations Services, commonly referred to as “DRS.” DRS is a free service offered by the court that must be ordered by the judge in a pending case involving child custody and will be available while the case in...read more
In Missouri, the Department of Health & Senior Services maintains what is called the “Putative Father Registry” where the names and addresses of men who believe they are the father of a child born outside marriage may choose to be listed. Before such...read more
If you don't remember the lyrics to the Kenny Rogers hit "The Gambler, here is the relevant portion for our purposes: You've got to know when to hold 'em, Know when to fold 'em, Know when to walk away ... Divorced Girl Smiling has some specific advice for when to walk...read more
Summer Break Care for Your Child's Mental Health By Lynette Dixon, PhD, LPC, NCC, CRAADC Summer is that time of year that students have looked forward to forever, starting just after Spring Break. Children can’t wait until this precious time of year when demands are...read more
Pick a family law attorney who practices a significant amount of time in St. Louis County handling divorce. We know the written rules as well as the unwritten rules. We know the judges and the clerks and the other support staff. A longstanding good...read more
Confused and Abivalent about whether or not to file for divorce and traditional therapy isn’t helping? Try a life coach
When considering a divorce it may be helpful to hire a Life Coach. Coaches offer the opportunity for you to gain clarity on where you are, where you want to go and if divorce is the best way to get there. Chances are you have been living with a range of emotions from...read more
As a Family law attorney, I often see step-parents, especially step-mothers, struggle to make a meaningful connection with their spouse's children. In my practice, the most succesful situation that I have seen was where a child refused to eat the healthy food...read more