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Did Missouri Grant Fathers Equal Time with a Child?

If you are like me, you have been watching so-called father’s rights groups pushing legislation.   Recent legislation, HB 1550 got a lot attention as a game changer in Missouri custody law.  Fathers, it was said, would get equal time with their children.  50/50.  End of...

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What does THAT mean?

A lot of lawyers talk about family law as if everyone knows the vocabulary.  So you may be sitting with your lawyer, and staying quiet, out of embarrassment.  “Maybe that stuff really is first grade level and I better not look foolish.” I am not throwing stones...

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Why I Left Criminal Defense

Before devoting myself to a family related law practice, I worked as a criminal defense attorney for two decades.  I tried speeding tickets, homicides, assaults, theft assaults and drug cases throughout Southern Missouri.  For the first 5 years I worked for the state defending poor...

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What is LSR and can it make your divorce affordable?

LSR is not for everyone.  But if you do not want or cannot afford traditional representation, it will help make your uncontested divorce easy or easier handling it on your own.  LSR can also keep you from going to court or writing a motion on...