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February 2018 Archives

Divorce and property division -- not always easy to navigate

Ending a marriage is not always an easy process. It can take time, and it can be rather frustrating. Sometimes, couples may find the process stalled due to disputes. Property division, for example, is one area of divorce that many Missouri couples may find difficult to figure out.

Missouri criminal defense: Babysitter facing neglect charges

Whether for work purposes or just the need to get away, parents in Missouri and elsewhere have to leave their children with other individuals whom they trust will care for and protect them in their absence. Those who return to discover their children may have been neglected or abused have every right to have the situation investigated. Recently, a Missouri mother left her child with a babysitter, and now that babysitter is in need of a criminal defense.

In Missouri, juvenile law may not apply to some 17-year-olds

Most children are not considered adults until they reach the age of 18, and even then, it is questionable if they are really ready to take on all the same responsibilities of an adult. When it comes to criminal law in the state of Missouri, it is at the age of 17 that juvenile law may no longer apply. At 17, a juvenile offender may be tried as an adult and face serious, life-long consequences. If your child finds him or herself in trouble with the law, having experienced legal counsel at his or her side could prove extremely beneficial.

Years after divorce, John Schneider behind on spousal support

Known for his breakout role in the Dukes of Hazard, actor John Schneider has had what many would say is a successful career in Hollywood. It afforded him a good life for himself and his family. When he and his wife finalized their divorce in 2014, he was expected to help her maintain the lifestyle to which she had become accustomed during their marriage. So, like many breadwinning spouses in Missouri and elsewhere, he was ordered to pay spousal support.

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