Warrensburg, MO asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Missouri

Q: Ex-wife, primary care parent, asked me to keep son "for a few months" while she goes to rehab. Grounds for full custody?

I live in Missouri. I'm active duty Air Force. Divorced June 30, 2017. She lives in Murfreesboro. Sporadic employment and now admits to multiple recreational drug use. I want to flip our custody agreement which is $523/mo and 63 days per year. I want him to live with me and not pay child support at all.

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Kristen Thurmond

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  • Kansas City, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: You need to get an attorney immediately. The sooner you file, the sooner your child support obligations will stop or be retroactively stopped and the sooner you can get a new custody arrangement ordered by the court. Drug use is a very serious problem that judges will consider greatly when determining custody.

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