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October 2014 Archives

Missouri attorney can help with visitation issues

All people who get married generally have one thing in common -- they expect to spend the rest of their life with the person they tie the knot with at the end of the aisle. However, life happens and people change, possibly meaning a couple is no longer compatible. Those who decide that a divorce is in their best interest have many decisions to make, including child custody arrangements if there are children involved. Fortunately, there is help available with visitation issues for those seeking a divorce in Missouri.

Judge gets creative in criminal child support case

When a person in Missouri has a child, he or she has many obligations to that child. One of these obligations is financial support, which helps to maintain the child's emotional and physical well-being. A person who fails to fulfil their financial obligation for the benefit of their child can face serious consequences. In some cases, a person can end up facing criminal charges related to missing court-ordered child support payments. For example, in one recent out-of-state case, a man was ordered not to have any more children as part of his probation.

Child custody litigation filed by father of Fantasia's son

Missouri fans of "American Idol" may remember the winner of the third season, Fantasia Barrino, who is now an R&B singer.  She has a daughter who is now 13 years old.  Recently, the girl's biological father filed child custody litigation.

Son billed by state for child support owed by deceased father

One of the most important jobs in life is parenting one's children. Whether one is the custodial, hands-on parent or the one who provides care through court-ordered child support, both parties are invaluable to the child. There are situations, however, where the support payments are not made in a timely fashion. There may be families in Missouri that are struggling to pay or receive these monies.

How to establish paternity in Missouri

Under Missouri law, if two unmarried people have a child, the biological father is not automatically considered to be the child's legal father. In order for that to happen, paternity must be established. When a man becomes the legal father of his child, he is entitled to custody or visitation, and the child is entitled to financial support, health insurance and other benefits from the father. 

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