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Should I get a prenuptial agreement?

32565788_S.jpgPrenuptial agreements have long been a source of contention when it comes to marriage. There really is no getting around the fact that you are essentially putting a contingency plan in place for divorce, and the possibility of divorce is the last thing you are likely considering when getting married. Some parties instantly become suspicious if their fiancée requests a prenuptial agreement, but the truth is that prenuptial agreements offer many benefits. It is up to couples to determine if they should get a prenuptial agreement.

What should I know about adoption in Missouri?

37825615_S.jpgAdoption is a noble and wonderful legal option that pairs prospective parents with orphaned children, often leading to a better life for the child and increased happiness and purpose for the parent or parents. Of course acquiring legal custody of a child who is not biologically tied to you is no small matter, and the state of Missouri naturally takes the adoption process very seriously. If you are looking to adopt a child, here are a few things you should know.

Missouri women accused of child abuse

24273855_S.jpgOne of the primary responsibilities of family law is to protect children who cannot protect themselves. This is why when couples are going through a divorce, a great deal of focus is put on determining the custody arrangement based on what is in the best interests of the child. The courts want to ensure that the children will be treated well and cared for so that they develop into healthy, productive members of society.

Time spent on social media could indicate divorce

10502330_S(1).jpgFamily law is a multifaceted and important legal practice area that concerns the safety and stability of all members of the family unit, from parent to child to grandparent. Family law covers things like prenuptial agreements and domestic abuse, but one of the most well-known areas of Family law is divorce. From which parent is granted custody of a child, to how much money in assets each party gets, divorce affects all assets of a post-married life.

Missouri shows little gender bias in family law matters

25027315_S.jpgFamily law is a multifaceted legal area that covers topics ranging from marriage and divorce to domestic abuse and property disputes. One of the most important topics is family law's role in determining the upbringing of children. Children are the future of our world and are often the most important part of any divorce proceeding, as all parties involved want what's best for the child. Unfortunately, courts in the past have often held a belief that mothers are what's best for the child.

Father accused of abducting 2-year-old in child custody dispute

25751229_S (1).jpgAs many residents of Missouri will agree, families are rarely simple. As time goes on and a family shrinks and grows through births, deaths, marriages and divorces, the dynamic of the family unit can change dramatically. When disputes arise, they can rapidly become bitter and may need to be settled in a family court. Disagreements over children are one of the common causes of such disputes.

Man found guilty after fleeing country to avoid child support

10472317_S.jpgFor a parent, divorce is more than just moving away from a former spouse and dividing marital property. Parents have to consider family law matters such as child support and child custody. Violations of custody and support orders can not only jeopardize the well-being of children, but also result in the loss of a parent's rights and freedom.

Collaborative divorce a perfect option for some Missouri couples

20560064_s.jpgAs many Missouri couples know, sometimes a marriage does not work out. People grow apart; get sick of the bickering, or for whatever reasons just do not see their spouse as "the one" anymore. In many cases, both people still get along well enough, their marriage is just no longer fulfilling. 

Divorce trends: What was the style of the marriage?

3204131_s.jpgWhen it comes to family law, given the fact that many marriage ideals have greatly changes over the years, this too means the trend among divorce settlements has also greatly changed. Now, many men are the ones being awarded things like child custody, child support and alimony. 

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