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May 2015 Archives

Is one type of child custody arrangement better than another?

Missouri parents know that divorce will have an impact on their children, even if both parties are amicable and committed to working through issues together. Parents often struggle with determining which child custody arrangement may be best for their children, wondering if one arrangement is better than another. A new study suggests that joint custody may be ideal for young children. 

Famous athlete in legal trouble for failing to pay child support

The ex-wife of the famous Harlem Globetrotters basketball player, Meadowlark Lemon, has filed a lawsuit against him, alleging that he failed to pay child support. Missouri readers may be interested to know that the basketball player is 83 years old, and the son which he reportedly failed to financially support is now 48. The son and his mother are seeking $250,000 in missed child support payments.

Child custody fight pits parents against the state

In most Missouri custody fights, the parties include two parents who have decided to divorce and are at odds over the care and custody of their shared children. However, cases come before family courts in Missouri and elsewhere that do not follow this predictable pattern. An example lies in an unusual child custody case that has sparked a great deal of debate across the nation.

Divorce issues and how they may impact child custody

Missouri residents who are facing a potentially long and complex divorce may be wondering if it is possible to avoid costly litigation. Divorcing couples may find it useful to consider what factors led to their divorce, which may foster better communication between parties. A willingness to communicate and negotiate may help couples keep child custody and property division matters out of court.

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