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Missouri Equal Custody Law

A new custody law will take effect in Missouri on August 28, 2016, pursuant to HB 1550. The provisions have been reported to create a new presumption significantly favoring “equal” or “50/50” custodial ...

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Missouri Step Parent Adoptions

General Under Missouri law an adoption of a minor child by a step-parent is a two (2) step proceeding. First, the rights of the child’s natural parent who the adoptive step parent will be replacing must have his or her ...

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Missouri Orders of Protection and Ex Parte Orders

Overview An order of protection seeks an order protecting an individual from physical abuse, physical threats, stalking or harassment. Additionally, the Court may grant orders affecting numerous other rights of parties. This ...

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Missouri Spousal Maintenance and Alimony

Introduction One of the main ways that parties may continue to be financially linked for years after a divorce is through a court order for spousal maintenance, formally known as “alimony.” Having an attorney that ...

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Missouri Relocation Following Child Custody Orders

Introduction A custodial parent may want to change their child’s residence after a custody judgment has been entered. Missouri considers this to be such a potentially significant event that it has enacted a specific ...

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Factors Involved in the Division of Property in a Divorce

Introduction One of the essential parts of obtaining a divorce in Missouri is dividing the property of the spouses. Some common misconceptions involving the division of marital property are that each party automatically keeps ...

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Grandparent Rights, Visitation, and Custody in Missouri

State of the Law Under Missouri law grandparents are entitled to court ordered visitation under a number of circumstances. The Missouri courts and legislature have recognized the important relationship between grandparents ...

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Effect of Private Tuition on Child Support Calculations

State of the Law Since 1989 Missouri child support orders have been governed by Missouri Supreme Court Rule 88.01. Pursuant to this Rule, each party to a divorce, custody, or paternity proceeding must submit a support ...

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Child Custody and Relocation of a Child’s Principal Residence

State of the Law Under Missouri law certain restrictions are placed on a parent who wishes to relocate his or her principal residence following an order of divorce, custody, or paternity. A parent who has custody of his or ...

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