Can visitation plans be expanded to include grandparents?

When a Missouri couple ends a marriage and there are children involved, it is not simple to determine the visitation plans. Often, this is limited to parenting time, but there are others, such as grandparents who believe they should have the right to see the child. This can be the foundation for a dispute. Understanding the law regarding grandparent visitation is key when there are issues preventing it. Reasonable visitation can be given to grandparents in four circumstances. First, if the parents have decided to dissolve the marriage, the grandparents can intervene in the action only because of visitation issues. They [...]

2019-03-15T16:20:59+00:00May 30th, 2018|Categories: Divorce|

What factors are considered with property division in Missouri?

When a Missouri couple decides to move forward with the end of a marriage, property division is frequently one of the most contentious issues that they must face. As rife for dispute the disposition of property is and how it is decided who will get what, there are laws as to how property and debts are handled in a divorce. Understanding what factors will be considered is a foundational aspect of dealing with the case. When the couple is divorcing, the court will determine what is marital property and what is non-marital property. The same holds true for debts. [...]

2019-03-15T16:20:20+00:00May 17th, 2018|Categories: Property Division|

What are the two types of child custody?

Going through a divorce and witnessing the impact that event may have on the lives of one's children can be difficult for a Missouri parent to bear. It is often during negotiations related to the futures of their children that parents zealously fight for what they think with provide their kids with the best possible lives in the wake of divorce. Child custody is one of the biggest topics that a parent will have to address when their marriage comes to its end. Child custody can be divided into two main categories: legal custody and physical custody. A parent who [...]

2019-03-05T15:19:08+00:00May 4th, 2018|Categories: Child Custody|