Virtual Coffee Break

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!

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...

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...

DEBT IN YOUR ST. LOUIS COUNTY (MISSOURI) DIVORCE

An essential piece of every St. Louis County divorce is the division of debt, or more accurately, the allegation of responsibility for all debt incurred during the marriage. Technically, this means debt incurred from the date of the marriage to the date of divorce,...

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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...

read more

MOST COMMON FAMILY LAW FILING FEES IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY 

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

read more

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