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July 2016 Archives

New laws could impact child custody arrangements

The governor of Missouri has recently signed a bill into law that could impact parents and their parenting time after divorce. This new law could equalize how child custody is determined in a divorce and may be a step in the right direction toward equalizing custody rights between fathers and mothers. This new law would require that custody arrangements be based on the best interests of the child, not the gender of the parent.

Details of new child custody laws in Missouri

With the recent passage of a new law in Missouri, parents may now have a better chance of securing equal parenting after a divorce. The child custody law, which has been signed by the governor, is said to bring comprehensive change to the way that courts determine child custody, only giving sole custody to one parent in rare circumstances. Lawmakers have applauded this passage, stating that the results will benefit both children and parents.

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When parents divorce or seek to legally establish custody and support orders, it is critical that these arrangements protect the best interests of the children. Additionally, it is also important that parents are faithful to adhere to the terms outlined by the court and refrain from handling disputes without the help of a lawyer. When child support orders are neglected, it is the children who suffer. 

Options for divorce and child custody

When a Missouri parent is considering divorce, there are various options available regarding the type of divorce that is best for the individual situation. As the divorce rate continues to hold at about 50 percent, it can be useful for all readers to understand the types of divorce. The type of divorce will determine how important factors are decided, such as child custody and property division.

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