Missouri’s Sex Offender Registration Program requires all people who are convicted of sex offenses to register. The period of time for which they are required to remain on the registry depends upon the nature of the crime and the specific conviction. Based on data from a recent Missouri statewide audit, approximately 20 percent of sex […]

Many states, including Missouri, have adopted a 50-50 parenting time arrangement for divorced families. Such a system has significant benefits for judges, parents, and especially children. The Show-Me State is one of almost two dozen states in the Union that give divorced fathers equal time with their children, according to a recent study. The Custody […]

When a marriage is terminated, there are a variety of ways to approach its dissolution. The most common way is divorce. And while divorce is the norm in the majority of separation cases, some marriages are annulled instead. The following considers the differences between annulment and divorce in Missouri, as well as circumstances in which […]

If you are ready to file for divorce, or have already filed and are in the process of negotiating a divorce settlement, the main thing that you may be focused on is the fact that your marriage will soon be over. Indeed, the prospect of being freed from the stress of a divorce, and finally […]

  The holiday season is upon us, and as such, many parents who are unmarried may have questions about how a child’s time off from school will be shared, and where the child will spend important holidays like Christmas or Hanukkah and New Year’s. While you should always turn to your Kansas City parenting plan […]

If you or a loved was recently arrested in western Missouri, you need to be prepared to take immediate action to protect your legal rights. Following an arrest, it is normal to feel intimidated, overwhelmed and generally confused by the circumstances that you are now facing. To ensure that you are able to get through […]

Technically speaking, a child custody order or child custody agreement is never truly finalized until your kid turns eighteen. There is always the possibility that the terms of the child custody arrangement will need to be modified. That being said, modification will only be ordered by a court if certain criteria are met. Here, our […]

An uncontested divorce arises when both spouses agree to end the marriage, agree (or anticipate to soon/easily agree) to the terms of the divorce and want to avoid a long court battle. Instead of turning to a judge to make decisions regarding child custody and support, division of property, and spousal support, the individuals reach agreements […]

Many victims of domestic abuse may feel desperate and hopeless regarding such a tough predicament, but the law does provide remedies for handling the situation. Orders of protection exist to prevent the violence from continuing, with very severe penalties if an abuser violates the terms. Due to the sensitive nature of the circumstances, it’s wise […]

As a parent with custody of minor children after your judgment has been entered, you might think that your legal rights extend to moving them if circumstances warrant. It’s common to relocate for a job, to be closer to other family, or for purposes of a relationship. However, being awarded custody doesn’t give you unlimited […]