A FATHER’S RIGHTS

My ex-girlfriend and I split up before our daughter was born. Now she won't let me see my daughter and she says I have no rights because I am not on the birth certificate. But she is coming after me for support. What are my rights? Without your name on the birth certificate you don't...

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At what age can children decide which parent they want to live with?

There is no magic age. Once children are close to teen years their opinion may be considered but the court will consider many other factors. Your attorney should not speak with your children about this but can go to court and get a Guardian ad Litem (an attorney for the children) appointed for them, who...

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Some Common Divorce Questions

Do I need to get divorced in the state (or country) in which I was married? No. You actually would file a divorce in the state in which you (or your spouse) are residing at the time of filing. In Missouri you (or your spouse) need to reside in the state for 90 days prior...

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