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Q: If I have had my lawyer set a date to go to trial but I have decided to cancel from lack of funds...can I withdraw?

We have been going to court for 2 years and nothing has been finalized. I have done everything asked and non custodial has not and does not have a lawyer either. Non custodial just lost job and is probably going for disability. I had my lawyer go ahead and set a trial date to end this before non... Read more »

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Q: How can I force my guardian to let me have contact with someone?

They said she caused emotional harm to me. I know she wants contact with me I want contact with her but my guardian has said no. There have been no orders threw the court how could I negotiate this matter with my guardian

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Q: My daughter is 17. She tells me that shes staying at my gramas. I tell her she's coming back home with me.

My daughter is extremely spoiled over at my grandmother's house

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Q: How does my husband go about a stepdad adoption for my girls?

I have a 10 and a 8 year old. My husband and I have been married since 2016. We have been talking about doing a stepdad adoption the past two years, the biological father has been in prison a total of 8.5 years. Twice regarding two felony domestic assaults on me. Last time he has really seen them... Read more »

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Q: My uncle paid my car off while I was in jail and i didnt ask him to nor did I want him to... Title is in his name now...

He paid 3000 and i paid 7000 but the title is in his name now... What can I do

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Q: I need to know what "Mother's address shall be utilized for all mailing and educational purposes for the minor children

I need to know what "Mother's address shall be utilized for all mailing and educational purposes for the minor children means in our Divorce degree. I understand the mailing part but does the educational purposes mean that my kids will go to school where my ex-wife lives even if she moves?

Kristen Thurmond
Kristen Thurmond answered on May 16, 2022

Usually that language is to state an address to (1) have one address for important mail to come to so it is not missed and cannot be send to multiple places and (2) direct which school district to use unless otherwise stated in your agreement, parenting plan, or judgment. If the rest of the... Read more »

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Q: can I move with my 2 yr old 40 min away from my ex-husband? Not crossing state lines

He is taking me to court and he waited until I sold my house and bought a new one I’m the new city

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Q: My girlfriend is a 27 year old ward with guardian. Can we have a baby legally, or can the guardian or courts tell us no?

My girlfriend has Auspurgers syndrome, though she has a guardian, we live together and wish to be wedded. We are concerned that her guardian or the courts can tell us that we cannot have a child together.

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Q: Can courts separate my half siblings from me?

A few years ago, my mother and my step-father divorced. Between those two, I have two half brothers. I grew up with them, the first being born when I was 6. After the divorce, the courts granted custody to their father who lives a four hour drive away in another state and my mom only got my... Read more »

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Q: How do I go about petitioning for a judicial determination of birth per 68-3-309. Judicial determination of facts of bir

Is there a form I can complete?

Can I submit my petition to a court in Missouri where I currently reside, or does it have to be in TN? Does it have to be the county in TN where my son was born?

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Q: Family law. Issues with which address the children live at.

My ex-wife and I have been divorced for over 10 years now and this has never been an issue until now. In the divorce degree it states she gets to use her address as the children main residence. Until recently she has lived 20 mins from me now she moved over an hour and 20 mins away and crossed in... Read more »

Steve D. Hardin
Steve D. Hardin answered on May 3, 2022

You need to consult with a family law attorney and have them review your parenting plan there maybe quite a lot that can be done. Do not wait as time may make it difficult or impossible to do anything.

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Missouri on
Q: I have full legal/physical custody of my child, but get no child support. Can I do anything about it?

The court said they weren't comfortable ordering support because mom's drug habits, mental stability, etc prohibit her from maintaining a job. Does this make it impossible to file for support without getting a new custody agreement since the original says no support?

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Q: In Missouri, would it be possible to use a free sperm donor, and terminate paternal rights as a single mom by choice?

I live in Missouri. I plan to have a child while single. But I would like to terminate the paternal rights. The donor would potentially be from a donor that is not through a sperm bank. I’ve found conflicting answers. I don’t qualify for state aid for a child either (year wages too high). I... Read more »

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Q: Does law enforcement officers have to enforce a legally binding court order or can they be picky.

It's a child custody court ordered plan.

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Q: Does law enforcement officers have to enforce a legally binding court order or can they be picky.

It's a child custody court ordered plan.

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Q: Ex wife is required to maintain health insurance for our son, we split remaining out of pocket costs that insurance does

Not Cover. She used her HSA card to pay for a test for our son and now wants me to pay for half the cost. Do I have to pay half the cost even though she used her HSA card (that is part of her insurance benefit provided through her work)? Our parenting plan doesn’t cover what to do if she uses an... Read more »

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Q: If a 15 (16 july) is pregnant& also in foster care. Could she keep her baby or will she be forced to give the baby up?

My friend is 15 and in the system she's pregnant. She's worried they are going to force her to give her baby up. Can hey take her baby or can she raise them while being in the system?

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Juvenile Law, Municipal Law and Sexual Harassment for Missouri on
Q: Is it legal for a 15 year old to have a romantic, but nonsexual, relationship with a 22-23 year old?

Is it legal for their to be a romantic relationship between a 15 year old and 22-23 year old if there isn't anything sexual going on? Would it be okay for me to date the 22-23 year old if I'm 15?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Probate for Missouri on
Q: My grandpa past away last august and all of a sudden his will was changed and his son got everytjing which is not

My mother died almost 4 years ago and grandpa told me and my brother what we was to inherit and our children inherit. All of a sudden after hes gone the will is no where to be found my uncle wont talk to anykne. Noones allowed on the farm. Gramdpa told me that me and my btother would split our... Read more »

Lloyd M. Nolan
Lloyd M. Nolan answered on Mar 28, 2022

There are a lot of issues here. The first thing you need to do is to determine whether or not an estate has been opened in the Probate Court. I am assuming your grandfather was from the Columbia area, which would be Boone County. If there was a Will and it was validly excuted by your... Read more »

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