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July 2012 Archives

Court sides with Missouri couple, again, in child custody dispute

A Missouri court recently sided with the adoptive couple of a young boy caught up in an international custody dispute. We wrote about the case in our blog entry on May 23 ("Missouri couple in midst of international child custody case"). The now-5-year-old boy has been raised by the couple since he was an infant.

Emancipation case poses child support questions for Missouri

When most Missouri residents hear the term child support they think of one parent paying child support to the other after they have separated or divorced. Well, in one U.S. state, it is now possible for children under the age of 18 to take a parent to court to be awarded child support after they are emancipated in certain circumstances.

Missouri parents, avoid Flavor Flav's child support situation

Many Missouri residents likely have read about issues that high profile personalities can face in regards to child support. Popular music star Flavor Flav is among the latest high profile fathers who have settled with the court in a child support case. According to reports, the legendary rapper owed $111,186 in back child support. Recent reports show he has paid some of that, potentially decreasing some of the legal trouble he has been facing.

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