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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Missouri on
Q: Is my son still eligible for child support?

My son will attend college. & has earned a scholarship that will probably cover all the costs of college

Rico Robinson
Rico Robinson answered on Aug 12, 2020

Typically an obligation to pay child support support ends once the kid turns 18 in Missouri. However, there are some exceptions to this general rule, and attending college is one of them. In Missouri, if the kid enrolls in higher education, child support can run until the kid reaches the age of 21.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Missouri on
Q: Is it legal for my ex to register our children if I have already registered them for school where I live?

The children have been with me for over a year

Rico Robinson
Rico Robinson answered on Aug 12, 2020

If you and your ex share joint legal custody, neither of you can unilaterally enroll the child in school without the consent of the other parent. If there has been a court order about where the child will go to school, you can a file motion to enforce. If you guys can't come to an agreement,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Missouri on
Q: Hello, I have a question regarding the right to a speedy trial in Missouri. Is it true that you have to REQUEST it?

I'm being told that in Missouri, you have to REQUEST a speedy trial? From what I'm aware of, the (6th Amendment) Right to a Speedy Trial, is active by default and only changes if you formally waive your right to the speedy trial. This is for a criminal case with a felony charge if that... Read more »

Rico Robinson
Rico Robinson answered on Aug 11, 2020

You are right in your assertion that you have a 6th Amendment right to a speedy trial, however there are 2 different concepts of a speedy trial. Procedurally, you do in fact have to request a speedy trial and the court should set a trial date as soon as it is reasonably possible. Once you relay to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Missouri on
Q: What can I do if the mother of our unborn child refuses to let me have anything to do with our child and puts it a risk?

The Mother is now 11 weeks pregnant and I have evidence of her doing drugs and refusing to set up any appointments with a doctor for the child, also the mother is threatening to not let me see our child when he/she is born I am worried for our child's wellbeing and I would like to know what... Read more »

Rico Robinson
Rico Robinson answered on Aug 10, 2020

First and foremost, I am sorry to hear that you are going through this. The law tends to make it more difficult for a father to establish his parental rights. The first thing you would need to do is establish the child's paternity. If you guys are married, Missouri assumes the child's... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Missouri on
Q: Is armed criminal action a worse charge than unlawful use of a deadly weapon

My husband was murdered and the person who committed the crime was first charged with 2nd degree murder and unlawful use of a deadly weapon. Now the unlawful use of a deadly weapon is changed to armed criminal action and 2nd degree murder Which is worse? Armed criminal action or unlawful use of a... Read more »

Rico Robinson
Rico Robinson answered on Aug 10, 2020

First and foremost, sorry for your loss. That is a terrible thing to go through. Every situation is different, but typically a person who is convicted of armed criminal action in Missouri may have to serve a prison sentence of at least three years. On the other hand, an unlawful use of a weapon... Read more »

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