Questions Answered by Janet Lee Sanders

Q: If you missed a court date can you still contest your speeding ticket?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on
Answered on Apr 25, 2018
Janet Lee Sanders' answer
Yes. You must surrender, post bond and then you will receive a court date. You should contact the Court to determine the amount of the bond so you will have sufficient funds available before you appear at court or the police department.

Q: Is there a specific form for this and anything else I should include?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Missouri on
Answered on Apr 25, 2018
Janet Lee Sanders' answer
A Show Cause Order is granted upon a Motion for Contempt which must be personally served on the other party. You should file a Motion for a Temporary Order pursuant to 452.315 RSMo. 2016 and request child support, maintenance as well as attorney's fees and costs to be incurred. You should also consider paying a retainer with funds acquired by accessing marital and/or separate property.

Q: Can my daughter’s dad terminate child support for only one semester of bad grades in college?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Missouri on
Answered on Apr 25, 2018
Janet Lee Sanders' answer
Absent special circumstances, the answers to your questions are Yes and No. Please see 452.340 RSMo 2016.

Q: If the receiving parent refuses to work (legally) & doesn't file taxes, what can the paying parent do ?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Divorce, Family Law and Tax Law for Missouri on
Answered on Apr 25, 2018
Janet Lee Sanders' answer
Father may introduce proof the Mother is employed. He may also request the Court impute an income to her based upon her earning capacity. This is not the amount she earns; it is the amount she could earn if she did work. This determination takes into consideration her education, licenses, employment history, etc. Generally, the documents from the last judgment will reflect her income at that time. Father may request financial documents, such as loan applications, bank statements, etc....

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