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WHO WILL BE AFFECTED BY ST LOUIS COUNTY PROSECUTOR WESLEY BELL'S NEW CHILD SUPPORT POLICY AND WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Jail time .jpgWhen Wesley Bell became prosecutor of St Louis County several weeks ago, he stated that one of his new policy changes is that the St Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's office would no longer criminally charge people if they fail to pay child support. His reason for this is that the non-paying parent is not making any money in jail. And it also might make it harder for them to find a job in the future if they have a felony on their record.

Establishing paternity can open legal doors for a father

There are several ways that a Missouri man may be designated as the father of a child. If he is married to the child's mother at the time of the birth, then he may be presumed to be the father. He may also acknowledge that he is the father of a child by signing a declaration and including his name on the child's birth certificate.

Unusual fathers' rights case makes national headlines

An unusual case has led to a great deal of media attention in Missouri and across the nation. The case centers on a family in which a man and his wife invited another woman into their marriage. A resulting pregnancy added to their unusual family dynamic, and eventually to a child custody case that has set legal precedent, and resulted in a fathers' rights victory.

Father asks court for custody modification after video goes viral

Some Missouri residents are aware of a viral video clip of an episode of Dr. Phil that has recently made the rounds. The video features a 13-year-old girl who is blatantly disrespectful and rude. Her parents are no longer together, and her father is now asking for a custody modification based on how the child's behavior has been addressed by her mother.

Management approaches for fathers' rights cases

When faced with a legal contest to determine child custody matters, many Missouri men feel overwhelmed by both the legal and emotional aspects of their case. This can lead to increased stress, which can be both a health concern and a detriment to proper decision-making. In order to attain a favorable fathers' rights outcome, it is essential to implement proper management efforts.

Pre-embryo court fight raises fathers' rights, custody issues

Missouri residents interested in fathers' rights issues may find a current Illinois court battle interesting. The case involves a "custody" dispute over frozen pre-embryos that were created by a woman and her then-boyfriend before she began cancer treatments that would likely leave her infertile.

How do unmarried fathers secure the right to object to adoption?

When the mother and father of a child born out of wedlock eventually marry and subsequently divorce, either of them could remarry. If the mother remarries and her new spouse wishes to adopt the child, the biological father may not have the legal right to object if he never established paternity. Missouri fathers in such predicaments could earn the right to object to the adoption under some circumstances.

Establishing paternity and gaining parental rights

Parents in Missouri who are unmarried or separated may not realize that both parents do not automatically possess parental rights. For fathers who are not married to the mothers of their children, it may be a challenge to attain the rights to their children. Typically, a father must first establish paternity through the state via a DNA test. Afterwards, a paternity or custody action could potentially result in the father receiving parental rights.

Establishing paternity and gaining parental rights

Parents in Missouri who are unmarried or separated may not realize that both parents do not automatically possess parental rights. For fathers who are not married to the mothers of their children, it may be a challenge to attain the rights to their children. Typically, a father must first establish paternity through the state via a DNA test. Afterwards, a paternity or custody action could potentially result in the father receiving parental rights.

What are the benefits of establishing paternity?

Missouri parents may be interested in some of the benefits of establishing paternity. Being legally recognized as a father allows a man to seek custody or visitation, among other things, according to the Missouri Department of Social Services.

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