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Abuse of the System
Our nation’s court system is free and available to everyone to access if they need the assistance of a judge to deal with a legal issue. However, I often see it being abused and taken advantage of. Nowhere is this more prevalent than in the area of Orders of Protection. Orders of Protection are available...[ CONTINUE READING ]
MISSOURI’S ABORTION BAN- WHAT DO WE DO NOW?
When the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health case last Friday, it set into motion “trigger laws” in a number of states, including Missouri, which immediately made all abortions illegal. In Missouri, this abortion ban even includes situations where a woman (or child) becomes pregnant as a...[ CONTINUE READING ]
Stay Off Social Media If You Are Considering Divorce
If you are going through a divorce or contemplating leaving your spouse, it is very important to stay off of social media as much as possible. If you feel like you must create a social media post, make sure you NEVER use it to wage war against your spouse or co-parent. Unfortunately, Kanye West is...[ CONTINUE READING ]
Revenge On Your Spouse or Move On: Does Your Philosophy Match With Your Lawyers?
DOES YOUR PHILOSOPHY MATCH WITH YOUR LAWYER’S? I recently withdrew from a case where my client was financially able and willing to pay me to do a lot of work. Unfortunately, I decided that it was the “wrong kind” of work for me. While lawyers often stick around in cases just because they are making...[ CONTINUE READING ]
ARE YOU IN A CUSTODY BATTLE? NEW ST. LOUIS COUNTY RULE WILL REQUIRE YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN MEDIATION
Can’t agree with your child’s other parent about a custody schedule, or who the kids should live with? Before you ask the judge to make a decision, effective September 1, you will need to participate in 2 hours of custody mediation, to see if you can get the situation resolved between the two of you....[ CONTINUE READING ]
My former wife is kind of an “anti-vaxxer” and I am sure she will give me a hard time if I get my daughter vaccinated when the Covid-19 vaccine is available. How can this be resolved?
Co-parenting brings many decisions that need to be made during a child’s life, and they can be a challenge when parents disagree on these decisions. Navigating these decisions is based on your custody agreement. Who Decides When a Child Receives the COVID-19 Vaccine? That is going to depend on whether you and the Ex are...[ CONTINUE READING ]
If My Ex Remarries Does That Affect Child Support or Maintenance?
When people move on with their lives after a divorce and remarry, there can be some significant financial changes that may impact the previous spouse as well. How it impacts you depends, more than anything, on whether there is a court order for maintenance (formerly alimony) or child support, or both. Marriage & Maintenance If...[ CONTINUE READING ]
School is Starting Soon and My Ex and I Cannot Agree on In-Person or Virtual Learning. What Do We Do?
There is a lot of discussion in the news about schools reopening and whether kids will attend in-person, virtually, or a combination. While many are giving parents the choice of in-person learning or virtual learning, what happens if there is a choice and you and your child’s other parent cannot agree? Who Has Legal Custody?...[ CONTINUE READING ]
What Is Going On With The Courts Now That The State Is Getting Opened Up?
*Featured photo taken from https://wp.stlcountycourts.com/ Courthouses, even in the best of times, are like pools of germs. You have people from every walk of life in there, including people that are incarcerated, sick, old and young. Some people get all dressed up before they go to court, others don’t even seem to think it’s necessary...[ CONTINUE READING ]
How To File For An Order Of Protection While The Courthouses Are Still In Shutdown Mode
The St Louis County Courthouse is still in a partial shutdown and not open to the general public. However, if you or your child has suffered abuse or feels threatened or afraid of your spouse, the child’s other parent or your partner, you should file a Petition for an Order of Protection as soon as...[ CONTINUE READING ]