I had a case in the consumer law area. The court motioned in my favor, and there was the second part which I lost track of the case because my lawyer in the case died. What I am supposed to do,and how can I find my case?.
I co-own a dog with a girl but am listed as primary owner on the AKC registration. She has had this dog for 3 years and will not allow me access to her. What are my rights as the primary co-owner? Can I go to her home and simply retrieve the dog or do I need a court order? Are canines... View More
Animals are considered personal property. Unless you have been given unrestricted access to the other person's home, I would not recommend going into the home and retrieving the dog, as your entry into the home could be considered trespassing, which might get you in legal trouble. If you HAVE...View More
I do not know the particulars of your situation, but domestic violence is a serious matter that should not be taken lightly. That being said, a victim of domestic violence can request an order of protection from the circuit court, and the proceedings would be a civil matter, not criminal. If the...View More
My ex husband agreed to pay a state tax bill within 30 days of dissolution and has not, he also moved my son out of school district without a 60 days notice and my consent. He is supposed to pay health insurance on my son and is not following through with this matter as well.
You'll need to file a motion for contempt, or a motion to enforce the settlement agreement, or perhaps both. As far as "how" to do it, you'll need to preapre the motion(s), making sure that the allegations are sufficient to state a cause of action. Also, there will be some other...View More
Property that is inherited is considered non-maritla property, and as such can not be awarded to the other spouse in a divorce. However, the court can take into consideration the value of the inherited property in dividing the remaining assets and debts, and in determining whether to award...View More
The first thing to do is check your court orders to see if the money he owes you was ordered to be paid, or whether it was in the nature of a judgment in your favor. If it was only a judgment, then you will need to garnish his wages, as a contempt remedy will probably not be available. Same thing...View More
Absent some really good reason to the contrary, there is no reason why you should not be able to have parenting time with your children during the divorce proceeding. If your spouse is denying you visitation, you can file a motion with the court for temporary orders of child custody and visitation....View More
If you (the lender) are bringing the action as a business entity such as a corporation or LLC, then you must have an attorney. Otherwise you can bring your case without an attorney, but be careful in doing so, as you will be held to the same standards as an attorney, and will be expected to know...View More
There is no "form" to sign relinquishing parental rights. The only way to terminate parental rights in Missouri is by court order, usually in a juvenile proceeding or an adoption proceeding. The father can consent to the termination of his rights, or to the adoption, but a court order is...View More
It depends. If the records are relevant to the case, then you may have to produce them, or sign an authorization allowing him to obtain them directly from the provider. Generally, though, medical records are going to be privileged, so you should object to the request. If he is insistent on getting...View More
There really is no set age at which a child may be left unattended in Missouri. It all depends on the maturity level of the child, his or her ability to make decisions, the length of time left alone, etc. You basically just have to use your best judgment. Be careful, though, because if something...View More
It has to do with the burden of proof. In a criminal trial, the prosecutor must prove guilt "beyond a reasonable doubt" which is the highest burden of proof in any court case. So when someone is found "not guilty" in a criminal proceeding, it does not mean that the defendant was...View More
Most local court rules will require you to type your response to the modification petition. Generally you will go through each of the allegations contained in the motion to modify, and you will either admit or deny the allegations. You can admit part of an allegation, and deny the rest, but you...View More
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