Belton, MO asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Missouri

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

I am Pro Se but not by choice. I am going to file an ex parte Show Cause to ask the courts to order my husband to pay for a retainer fee for a lawyer for me to even out the fairness a bit more because they are taking extreme advantage of me. I meet more than enough stipulations and he makes close to 10k a month. He is not paying alimony or child support either. Is there a specific form that I use and do I need to submit anything else to help the judge rule in my favor?

1 Lawyer Answer

Janet Sanders

Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Lees Summit, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: 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.

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