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April 2017 Archives

Need your alimony order adjusted? A family law attorney can help

Post-divorce finances can be a bear to figure out. For a lot of people in Missouri, the dissolution of marriage comes with a big drop in income and an increase in expenses. Thankfully, an alimony order can be included in a divorce settlement for the spouse who is in financial need. What if after all is said and done, you, as the recipient, need your alimony adjusted or extended? A family law attorney may be able to help you with that.

What happens when the primary child custody holder needs to move?

While there are those who hope they never have to move, sometimes the need to relocate cannot be avoided. Life happens and one must simply do his or her best. What happens, though, if a primary child custody holder needs to move? According to the laws of Missouri, this is not something that he or she can do without the approval of the noncustodial parent or the court.

Second-Parent Adoptions Increase Due To Concerns Over Trump Administration

President Donald Trump has stated that his views on same-sex marriage are "irrelevant," and implied that he is willing to live with the 2015 Supreme Court decision making same-sex marriage legal. That is not enough to comfort large numbers of same-sex couples. One sign that same-sex couples are wary of the president changing course is the increase in second-parent adoptions since the election.

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