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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PARENT-TEACHER COMMUNICATION FOR DIVORCED PARENTS

How do divorced parents handle all of these? At this time of year schools are gearing up for parent teacher conferences as well as curriculum nights, high school/college informational sessions and a multitude of other activities that involve parents. How do divorced parents handle all of these? All parents want to be involved in their...

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Family Law FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Family Law in Missouri 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...

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10 Things to Remember in Your Divorce

10. Get counseling. I don't know how often counseling saves a marriage, but I always think it is worth a shot. In addition, I think it helps people to open up lines of communication that assists in resolving the actual divorce. 9. Get over the anger. This may take a while, but you cannot effectively...

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Living Arrangements During a Divorce

People often ask me if they have to move out of their house once a divorce is filed. In Missouri, there is no law stating that the parties cannot live in the same house, and everyone's situation is different. This will outline some of the different living situations that couples can enter into while their...

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How to Interact and Communicate with Your Child’s Other Parent (After You Are No Longer Together)

There are often hard feelings between couples after they split up and their children can get caught in the cross fire.If you are one of those parents, this can make co-parenting extremely difficult and stressful, for both the parents and the kids. I got to sit in on a mediation a social worker was doing...

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The New Shared Custody Bill – How to Make It Work for You

Three years ago, Governor Jay Nixon signed into law a "Shared Parenting" bill, known as HB 1550, which basically stated that it is in a child's best interests to have both parents in his or her life. Now there is another that was discussed in the Missouri House and Senate over the past term, but...

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THE STATE OF MISSOURI GETS AN “F” WHEN IT COMES TO PROTECTING WOMEN FROM BEING SHOT BY THEIR ABUSIVE HUSBANDS

How many times have we heard this story: a woman gets an Order of Protection against her abusive husband which excludes him from the house and orders that he not come near her. Then, a few days after the order is handed down by the judge, the guy goes to her home, work or her...

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WHAT CAN REGULAR PEOPLE LEARN FROM THE ANGELINA JOLIE/BRAD PITT DIVORCE?

I am not particularly interested in the Jolie/Pitt divorce from a celebrity standpoint, but as a divorce attorney the ups and downs and drama is something that I see with some of my own clients, just on a much larger (and far more expensive) scale. Interestingly enough, the resolutions are not all that different than...

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