Even football stars must pay child support

Child support amounts are computed based on multiple factors including the parents’ incomes and the child’s daily and extracurricular expenses. If you are divorced or separated from your spouse and your child is under the custody of your ex-wife or husband, you have probably been ordered to pay child support in order to ensure the...

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Millionaire sued for unpaid child support

As many people in Georgia know firsthand, getting divorced has its challenges. Although many couples are able to calmly agree on how to split up their property and debts, along with resolving issues of spousal support and child custody, others, especially those involved in high-asset divorces, experience more contention. Take the situation of a multimillionaire...

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Is the ‘nuclear family’ a bygone definition?

When someone hears the term “nuclear family,” they might think of a married mom and dad with two kids. The family is likely all of the same race and the kids are probably a boy and a girl with perfect smiles, perfect behaviors, a skill for tennis and a love of school. It might be...

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Does a prenup help when dividing assets?

The dissolution of a marriage is never an easy thing for any couple to go through and can sometimes become downright contentious depending on the circumstances. This can especially become the case in high-asset divorces where there is more at stake and a lot to lose for many couples. But is there something that Missouri...

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Unpaid child support: Strategies for Missouri custodial parents

In 2009, the Office of Child Support Enforcement reported that unpaid child support totaled $108 billion nationwide. Those are the most recent statistics, but it's safe to assume that many non-custodial parents are still not meeting their child support obligations. Taking legal steps to enforce a support order may be a last resort for some...

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Social Security plays a role in divorce, property division

For older Missouri spouses who are considering divorce, the financial aspects of the end of a marriage are of the utmost importance. In order to structure the most advantageous property division settlement during a divorce, it is imperative that spouses gain a comprehensive understanding of their current financial scenario. It is also necessary to have...

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Does paying child support give you the right to visitation?

There’s a potential irony in the Missouri family law system that has caught a lot of fathers off guard when it comes to issues of child custody and visitation rights. That irony lies in how the court defines your connection to the child; and as many fathers are finding out, it’s this definition that is...

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State laws put St. Louis same-sex couple’s divorce in limbo

Thinking about the demise of your marriage is like trying to plan for your own death while still in your early fifties. No one really wants to do it; but when things go from bad to worse, you're at least a little better prepared for the situation ahead of you. But while planning a divorce...

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Missouri dad’s kids found after being illegally taken by mother

Sometimes child custody arrangements can be hard on parents after a divorce. Maybe there was a dispute, and a judge had to make a decision between two good parents who just couldn't come to a custody agreement. Life changes, though, and it may be possible in some cases for a parent to seek a child custody...

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How will your marital property be divided in divorce?

Going through a divorce can make the future uncertain. The family dynamic is changing, and in many cases, each party's financial future is in limbo. There may be questions of child support and spousal support, or the division of marital property may be in dispute. In Missouri, how your marital property is divided can have...

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