Back to Business, with Some New Changes

After two months of practicing law from home with college students, dogs, and crappy printers, I am finally starting to transition back to my office in Clayton. The traditional way of having meetings and consultations with lawyers has always (for clients) involved having to schedule the meeting, take time off work, drive to the office...

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Another Thing to Fight Over in Your Divorce- Coronavirus Stimulus Checks

Americans are waiting to see when they will get their checks from the coronavirus stimulus package, which was signed by President Donald Trump last week. The law will give Americans one-time checks to help them get through financial challenges brought on by the spread of coronavirus. The stimulus checks will be based on your tax returns. But for those who recently divorced...

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NAVIGATING CHILD CUSTODY PLANS WITH CORONAVIRUS

This is a time like nothing most of us have had to live through. I am pretty sure that parents that share custody have a lot of questions about how they can ensure that each parent gets to spend time with the children while everyone is isolating at home. First of all, if there is...

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DO I STILL HAVE TO GO TO MY SCHEDULED COURT HEARING WITH ALL THE CORONAVIRUS SHUTDOWNS?

On Monday, March 16, the Missouri Supreme Court (they are in charge of all the courts in the state) issued this: The spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a significant public health concern with the potential to affect daily operations in the Missouri court system. The Missouri judiciary continues to monitor the status...

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Divorce and Self-Employment- What You Need to Know

Divorce involves a bunch of financial calculations, including child support, division of property and debts, and sometimes maintenance. These are somewhat uncomplicated tasks if the parties both work jobs where they have a regular W-2 income, and if all they own is possibly a house, cars and household goods. This becomes much different if one...

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College Planning & Divorce

Planning for your kids’ college can be stressful as an intact family when parents start to realize what it is going to cost and how far away your child may be moving.  It is usually something that the parents and the future student sit down and discuss together. So it is that much more complicated...

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Who Gets to Keep Pets in a Divorce?

WHO GETS TO KEEP PETS IN A DIVORCE? My favorite child has 4 legs and floppy ears (my son doesn’t read this blog but if he did he wouldn’t be surprised).  Most people that have pets are very bonded with them and the thought of losing the pet in a divorce is unimaginable. With increasing...

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WHO HAS TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT AFTER A DIVORCE IN MISSOURI?

Divorce is hard on children, they shouldn't have to worry about money. The kids may worry about where they will live and if they will have to change schools. They may fear that their parents' divorce will impact the love and support they receive and the time they get to spend with their loved ones....

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USEFUL APPS FOR HELP WITH CO-PARENTING

Parenting with kids’ busy schedules is difficult enough when the parents are in the same house, and many families (including ours) have that calendar on the refrigerator that becomes indispensable in figuring out which child has to be where.  So what about families where the parents are not together and custody time is shared?  Each...

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COMPLETING A DIVORCE REQUIRES BALANCE AND COMMUNICATION

Stay balanced to maintain your workplace efficiency. It is an unfortunate truth that Missouri residents may not experience the same level of achievement in their personal lives as they do in their professional ones. An individual at the height of their career may thrive when they are doing their job but may find challenges and...

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