Category: Family Law

Child Custody Exchange at a Neutral Location

A common question is whether child custody exchanges can be arranged at a neutral location. Pursuant to RSMo. 452.404, child custody exchanges can be arranged at a neutral location. Missouri…
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What are a non-custodial parent’s rights to a child’s school records?

A common question is "what are a non-custodial parent's rights to a child's school records?" Pursuant to RSMo. 452.376, a non-custodial parent is normally entitled to a child's school records.…
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Can a spouse cancel insurance during a divorce?

A common question is whether a spouse can cancel insurance during a divorce. The answer is no. Pursuant to RSMo. 452.317, a spouse cannot cancel insurance during a divorce. Missouri…
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Maintenance in Missouri

Maintenance, sometimes called alimony or spousal support, is financial support paid by one ex-spouse to the other ex-spouse. In Missouri, RSMo. 452.335 establishes the requirements for a maintenance order. In…
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How does remarriage affect maintenance and child support?

A common question is "how does remarriage affects maintenance and child support?" Pursuant to RSMo. 452.075, remarriage typically ends maintenance, but not child support. Missouri law states that "[w]hen a…
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Modification in Missouri

Life changes. There are many reasons why an individual might want to modify an existing order of child custody or child support. Common reasons for modification include changes in employment,…
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Missouri Child Custody

In a contested divorce or paternity proceeding, child custody and support are often focal issues. What does "custody" mean? As used in Missouri law, custody means joint legal custody, sole…
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Missouri Child Support

In a contested divorce or paternity proceeding, child custody and support are often focal issues. In a proceeding for dissolution of marriage, legal separation, or child support, the court may…
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Grandparent Visitation Rights in Missouri

A common question is “do grandparents have visitation rights in Missouri?” The answer is yes. Missouri law authorizes “reasonable visitation rights to the grandparents of the child” under the appropriate…
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