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February 2014 Archives

Collecting unpaid child support a big issue in Missouri

No state has a perfect record of collecting unpaid child support or even punishing the non-custodial parents who do not pay. Most readers are probably not aware that Missouri ranks 41st in the nation in terms of collecting child support. Our state is 37th in the country in terms of parents who do not pay. In many cases that the state tracks, the non-custodial parents' financial circumstances are such that they simply cannot make the payments.

Fathers' rights are important to Missouri fathers

Divorce can be difficult for many couples. For fathers who are trying to maintain their fathers' rights, it can be even more difficult if they aren't aware of how to navigate the process. Missouri fathers may find a recent article discussing some of the most common mistakes made applicable to their own situations.

Child support may be ordered after paternity test

Missouri parents may be accustomed to the thought of paying child support. For those who have a standard child support agreement, there may not be a need to discuss the topic. However, a recent article has raised questions about the role of a father who just found out he had a child.

Missouri parents may have interest in parental rights case

Missouri parents may take for granted their parental rights. Most people do not think that their parental rights can be taken away, especially when it comes to the medical needs and care of their children. The majority of parents probably assume it is their right to use their best judgment in order to determine the best course of action.

Missuori parents divorcing may want to consider joint custody

Parents going through a divorce may encounter a high level of frustration from trying to determine the best custody arrangement for their children. Many Missouri parents may consider joint custody to be a viable option. A recent article discussed why joint custody is becoming more popular among parents and courts across the nation.

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