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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...

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,...

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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