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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!

MOST COMMON FAMILY LAW FILING FEES IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY 

  Dissolution of Marriage or Legal Separation                     $147.50 Paternity                                                                             $137.50 Modification                                                                        $137.50...

DON’T SPY

It is very tempting when you have your ex’s email password or access to texts or voicemails to take a peek, but that is a bad idea.  Unless you can prove that your ex consented to your access, the information you gain from spying can’t be used in court and discovery...

THE SCHOOL SECRETARY CAN BE YOUR GREATEST ALLY

With the start of school fast approaching and the uncertainty surrounding what it is going to look like, it is time to remind all parents who do not live together that the school secretary can be your greatest ally when advocating for your student. Of course, the...

Post-Nuptial Agreements

Most people have heard of a prenuptial agreement (commonly called a “prenup”), a contract that is signed before the marriage that sets forth the parties set forth their agreement as to the financial issues expected to arise. The same type of agreement may also be...

The GAL (Guardian ad Litem) in your court case

In about 40% of my cases involving child custody, a Guardian ad Litem is appointed.  This person is most often referred to as the GAL (said as 3 letters, not like an old-fashioned term for a lady) or Guardian.  This person is an attorney who has completed special...

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MOST COMMON FAMILY LAW FILING FEES IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY 

  Dissolution of Marriage or Legal Separation                     $147.50 Paternity                                                                             $137.50 Modification                                                                        $137.50...

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DON’T SPY

It is very tempting when you have your ex’s email password or access to texts or voicemails to take a peek, but that is a bad idea.  Unless you can prove that your ex consented to your access, the information you gain from spying can’t be used in court and discovery...

read more

THE SCHOOL SECRETARY CAN BE YOUR GREATEST ALLY

With the start of school fast approaching and the uncertainty surrounding what it is going to look like, it is time to remind all parents who do not live together that the school secretary can be your greatest ally when advocating for your student. Of course, the...

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Exchanging Custody Without Drama in High-Conflict Cases

In family law cases of all kinds, one of the most common issues to come up is the exchange of the children. In St. Louis County, the court has a special program to address this issue. In extreme situations where there has been physical violence or serious emotional...

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