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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!

WHERE CAN YOU FILE FOR DIVORCE IN MISSOURI

I read an interesting blog post earlier this week posted by a colleague whom I hold in high regard, although I disagree with her on this point. She answered the above question by saying, in part, that the dissolution of marriage action or divorce must be filed in the...

WHAT IS A DEPOSITION ANYWAY?

In Missouri, a deposition is an event where one person appears virtually or live, swears an oath (or recites an affirmation) to tell the truth and is asked questions by an attorney. The questions by the attorney and the answers by the witness (or deponent) are...

DO YOUR DUE DILIGENCE BEFORE THE DIVORCE

A case was recently handed down by the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District (where St. Louis County and surrounding counties are located) that serves to remind us all that the time to make certain that you know the balances on your credit cards is before the...

Grandparents and child support

  Especially in these troubled times, grandparents often contribute to the support of their grandchildren: subsidizing or paying outright for their education or extracurricular activities or providing for such amenities as vacation or club memberships. The...

GRANDPARENT’S RIGHTS IN MISSOURI

Missouri law provides specifically for grandparent visitation and grandparent third-party custody, both by statute. Both statutes have been examined in many different factual situations by the courts, and between the statute and the case law, a somewhat clear picture...

NINE SECRETS TO SUCCESSFUL CO-PARENTING IN ST. LOUIS

Remember that children can only be as happy as their least happy parent. So long as they are not abusive to your children, accept the bonus mom or bonus dad in your children’s lives. Keep lines of communication open. Be honest and respectful of the other parent. If...

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