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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Missouri on
Q: Can my boyfriends 17 year old choose to not come home for his scheduled visits per the divorce decree parenting plan?

He has been refusing to come to his dads house on the weeks that are ordered to him via the divorce decree. He has also been doing “virtual school” for the last three weeks and we have just found out he has turned in none of his school work and is now failing his junior year of highschool. Can... Read more »

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Apr 15, 2021

It'll be difficult for the court to enforce that the 17-year-old should be going between each parents. However, in an ideal world, the judge would tell the parent who had custody of the child to ensure that they return to the other parent.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Missouri on
Q: What is the first procedures in custody case?

My attorney will not return calls. Just need to know where my case is at. Has been retained for 3 weeks.

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Apr 15, 2021

It depends on the specifics of your case, but there are a handful of initial documents that need to be drafted prior to filing the case. I'd continuing reaching out to your attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family Law for Missouri on
Q: Spouse has filed for divorce in NM, I live in MO. I recently had a stroke, any services willing to represent me?

Had a stroke on Feb1st. Spouse filed for divorce in NM. No representation, and not sure if I will ever work again. Would love to have some kind of representation as I am already having a hard time grasping an understanding due to the stroke.

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Apr 1, 2021

You could seek to have the venue changed to Missouri, depending on your mobility and where the marriage was filed, etc. I would speak to a family law attorney near you and see if they can offer more guidance on the specifics of your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Missouri on
Q: Can my case be changed?

In 2009 I was charged for sexual misconduct which I received a class d felony. It should have been a class b misdomeaner.

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Apr 1, 2021

See about reaching out to the court to see if it was a clerical issue. If not, I would speak with an attorney about your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: Can you be charged or summoned to court g or possession of a controlled sub. N a motel but u was not there? Missouri

A friend and myself rented a motel room n Missouri for the night, I was only there a few hours anyway the next day the motel cleaning lady came n the room my friend nor I was there but my friends vehicle was still there, anyways the cleaning lady came n the room and supposidly found some kind of... Read more »

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Apr 1, 2021

See if you qualify for a public defender or speak to a criminal defense attorney to speak about your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: Do I stand a chance

Charged with accessory to forgery and counterfeiting in MO. When taken to jail, passenger had forged gift cards in shoe( found upon dress out at jail) . That person pled guilty and went to prison. While in prison wrote an afadavit stating I knew nothing about it and was not present when cards were... Read more »

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Apr 1, 2021

It would be best to speak with your attorney on the matter and if you don't have one, I would suggest getting one as soon as possible. That affidavit helps, but it's unlikely to resolve the entire case against you.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Missouri on
Q: If a parent moves out, would child support begin before a court order is in place for it?
Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Apr 1, 2021

No, child support doesn't begin until a case for it begins. Even then, it's only become retroactive to the date of filing once there's a final judgment.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: What exactly is DEVIATE SEXUAL ASSAULT 1ST DEG in Missouri?

When I look it up I'm only finding DEVIATE SEXUAL INTERCOURSE. Are they the same?

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Apr 1, 2021

Does the indictment state the statute? I would look up the statute, not the title.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Missouri on
Q: how can I check to make sure attorney filed for discovery and asked for particular documents?

public defender, has little to no motivation to build a feasible defense

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Apr 1, 2021

If you know your Missouri case number, you should be able to see it on CaseNet. Otherwise, ask for it from your attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Missouri on
Q: I am wanting to file a petition for emancipation but I do not know where to start or even how to start.

My home life environment is not the most stable and I pay the rent and buy groceries while paying for my own phone service and needs. I have a job and make decent money at my job. I have been threated by my stepdad and have told my school and the cops when they were called on me when I tried to... Read more »

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Apr 1, 2021

You would need to make sure that you have a place of your own to start. Parental consent to your emancipation helps, but it's not necessary.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Missouri on
Q: Me and my boyfriend got pulled over for having a tail light out and for some reason the officers scheduled the car

For drugs and there was some Marijuana found but I did not know about any of it now I am being charged with a class D felony and two misdemeanors, what do I do, how can I get these charges dropped?

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Apr 1, 2021

See if you qualify for a public defender and/or speak with a criminal defense attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Missouri on
Q: Mother left her daughter at the father's house she's doesn't want her to go back home. With custody

He gets her Wednesdays and every other weekend. And pays child support. She said she doesn't want her to live there anymore

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Apr 1, 2021

Can you clarify what your question is?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Missouri on
Q: Aunt passed away in Florida and her roommate won't speak to us family members or release her belongings like pictures

Roommates waited 3 weeks to tell family members about our aunts death

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Apr 1, 2021

I would speak with a probate attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Missouri on
Q: What is the meaning of FSD not collecting?
Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Mar 25, 2021

What do you mean? Please expand upon your question so we can better help.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Missouri on
Q: 17yo living with 20yo brother; mom not involved due to drugs; legal guardian is moms former boyfriend. Comments please.

17yo is my daughter’s high school (11th grade) boyfriend. He is in need of food & transportation.

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Mar 25, 2021

What's your specific question about this situation?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Missouri on
Q: Being a male can I change my last name in marriage

I’m getting married soon and I just wanna know if I can take my stepfathers last name when I get married to my wife

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Mar 25, 2021

Yes, you can change your name. There's no law stating only a woman can change her name.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Missouri on
Q: My child was born in Missouri. Is this considered his "home state?"
Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Mar 12, 2021

Where is the child residing now? It's not the home state if he hasn't resided there for the past six months.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Missouri on
Q: My child was born in Missouri. Not married. The mother took child to Louisiana. Where will I have to get lawyer.?

I want to file for custody. Which state will I have to file in?

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Mar 11, 2021

It should be filed where the child has resided, typically for the last six months.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Missouri on
Q: My boyfriend relapsed and we haven’t herd or seen him in over a week, we have two children together can I get fulcustody

Prior to this happening I was seeking information on getting full custody and applying for child support I’m a single low income mom now, not leaving any extra room for lawyer fees

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Mar 10, 2021

If you already have a custody order in place, you would want to seek a modification of it based on this change.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Missouri on
Q: If it is strait 50/50 with both parents what is the advantage to have the primary address
Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Mar 10, 2021

There is no advantage per se about being listed for residential and mailing purposes. It simplifies the process for the child and the parents to know what address should be listed for the child so important documents and notices aren't split between two addresses.

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