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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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Adverse Possession in Missouri

Adverse possession, sometimes called "squatter's rights," is a surprisingly common phenomenon, especially in rural areas. Many people struggle with the concept of adverse possession because it is counter-intuitive and illogical.…
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Long-Term Care Insurance

A common estate planning goal for many people is to avoid Medicaid estate recovery. One way of planning for an individual's long-term care costs and potentially reducing Medicaid estate recovery…
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