A divorce can provide a release from an intolerable situation. However, obtaining a divorce presents a number of legal issues: the division of assets and debt, child custody, and terms of spousal support, just to name a few. Each of these things must be resolved in order to move forward with your life.
I find no other area of family law more contentious than child custody. While Missouri law always decides these disputes in favor of “the best interests of the child,” the courts have wide latitude in determining just what those interests are. A skilled child custody attorney can make a difference in the outcome of these disputes.
In Missouri, child support guidelines are set by formulas considering a number of factors, including each parent’s income, number of children in the family, and other dynamics. While the required child support level is set in the divorce decree and stipulation, that amount is not fixed forever. Rather, it can change due to changes in the incomes of the parties and other circumstances.
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