Most parents in Missouri and across the country want to do what is best for their families. Unfortunately, in some situations, a parent may find him or herself struggling to make child support payments. While in the past this inability could have resulted in prosecution for those living in St. Louis County, recent changes could change how this issue is addressed.
Divorce is never easy. When there are children involved, parents who may have negative feelings toward one another must continue to maintain a relationship for the rest of their children's lives. While most people would agree that having divorced parents work together in a relatively peaceful co-parenting arrangement is in the children's best interest, the animosity that remains between the parents may make it difficult, it not impossible, for such an arrangement to be successful. The question for many parents in Missouri becomes, what are other ways to ensure that the best interests of the children are met when there is a great deal of conflict?
The end of a marriage is never easy for most people in Missouri. When two people have children together, they will never likely be able to completely sever their relationship. Unfortunately, questions involving the care of children -- including child support payments -- could continue to be a source of conflict even years down the road. In fact, Alex Rodriguez is currently involved in a disagreement over the necessary and appropriate amount of support his ex-wife needs for their two children.
There are two different ways that people in Missouri and elsewhere view millennials. They are either thought to be cautious planners or too quick to make big life decisions. In terms of family law, many experts believe them to be the former rather than the latter in many ways, particularly when it comes to marriage and divorce.
Adoption can be a beautiful thing. While there is a lot of good that comes from giving children in need their forever families, it is not a process that is taken lightly. Children are not just given to anyone. Those in Missouri who are interested in adoption may find it harder to get approved than they thought it would be. A family law attorney may be able to help with the process.
Being rich and famous seems like it would be a great thing. Maybe it is, but who knows. The grass is always greener on the other side, right? For instance, Brendan Fraser may not appreciate his money and celebrity status all that much right now as he has been ordered to pay nearly $1 million a year in alimony and child support. Alimony is a family law issue that affects numerous individuals in Missouri, and like Mr. Fraser, there are those who may not be too pleased with how much they have been requested to pay.
You did it! You made the decision to grow your family through adoption. This is an admirable choice, one that will forever change your life and the life of a child. Now, how do you get started? This is where a Missouri family law attorney may be able to 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.