Family 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.
As 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.