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 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!

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...

Arm Your Child in Advance of Sex Abuse

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...

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...

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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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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...

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Enforcement of a Divorce Judgement for Child Support

We help people all of the time when the other party is not following the final  divorce judgment. In some very limited circumstances, we advise folks that they can try to do it themselves and if that fails, they can hire us. Child support:  If child support is not...

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If You Are Not Seeing Your Children Enough, Do These Things

If you do not see your kids at all because the other parent won’t let you and there is no court order, you need to file a case in court to seek an order for parenting time. If the State has entered a child support order against you, pay the child support even though...

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The Four Gifts You Must Give Your Child of Divorce

These are non-negotiable and no amount of explanation or justification will excuse your failure to provide any of these gifs to a child of divorce, whether you are a parent or a stepparent. 1. Tell your child and show them consistently that you divorced the other...

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