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August 2017 Archives

Child custody and parenting plans do affect children

Going through a divorce that involves children is rarely, if ever, an easy thing to do. It can be hard for some parents, whether they reside in Missouri or elsewhere, to keep the best interests of their children in mind when dealing with the amount of stress that the dissolution of marriage process brings. It is believed that child custody and parenting plans really do affect the overall health and well-being of the affected children, though, so taking time on this area is so important.

2 reasons you may want to avoid a collaborative divorce

When it comes to divorce in Missouri, the decisions you make are often binding and can affect you and your dependents for a long time. If you think that a collaborative divorce is the best way for you and your partner to split, it may surprise you to learn that it is not for everyone. 

Missouri juvenile law: Truancy affects kids and their parents

Every parent in Missouri is responsible for making sure that their children receive an education. This can be done in a number of ways, including enrolling in public or private schools, pursuing educational opportunities online or opting to utilize a home school option. If a child misses so many days of school in a year, the child and the parent could face a number of penalties thanks to state truancy laws. A juvenile law attorney may be able to help minimize such consequences or fight to get such cases dismissed.

Brad and Angelina divorce at a standstill

It is not uncommon for couples in Missouri and elsewhere who are working through the end of a marriage to struggle coming to agreeable terms. When this happens, they may choose to take a step back and put things on hold temporarily. According to a recent report, this appears to be what is going on in the Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie divorce case.

Strong criminal defense necessary in alleged DUI case

Driving while intoxicated can have far-reaching implications in Missouri. For instance, a DUI conviction can impact a person's driving privileges, jeopardize his or her employment and tarnish the individual's reputation. For this reason, having a strong criminal defense as soon as a DUI arrest has taken place is paramount.

Divorce later in life can have long-term repercussions

The majority of couples in Missouri do not enter marriage with the expectation of getting divorced. However, especially for spouses getting closer to retirement, getting a divorce is increasingly becoming a reality. The rate of divorce for those couples older than 50 is actually two times higher than it was back in 1990.

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