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Q: How can I get my 16 year old son emancipated. He has a child of his own and since has become definite .

He wants to get emancipated and I am willing to do so if it brings peace to my house. I am also getting ready to move out of state and he wants to stay so he can be a father to his son.

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Q: I want to go back and live with my mom I’m 15 years old I was taken away from her this year how do I go back?

I’m 15, my mom has custody of me over the holidays and my dad has custody of me over the school year. I was forced to leave my hometown of Louisville Kentucky to go to St. Louis Missouri to live with my dad I lived with my mom for four years before this decision was made by the court I never got... Read more »

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Q: I need help. My 9 day old baby was just taken into states custody because I asked for an attorney be present. Please

I took some Adderall at the end of my pregnancy because I was miserable and I read it would put you into labor. I tested positive but the baby did not and was a healthy 7.9 pounds. I had no prior positive drug screens during pregnancy. I signed guardianship over to my mom before leaving hospital to... Read more »

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Q: My mother remarried after my father passed,, he left her very well off,, her husband has 3 kids none are underage.

Will I still get an inherentence. We all live in missoouri.

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Q: Im Turing 16 in 2 months. I have a 1 year old and my mental state is not good in this house can i leave?

My mothers husband put hands on my for sleeping!! And I just want to leave my bf of almost 2 years said i can move in with him and his parents and his parents are ok with it bc they know how my mother treats me. Can I go live with him?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Missouri on
Q: Can the father of my children be they're next friend if he's suing me for custody but I have the kids
Steve D. Hardin
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Steve D. Hardin
answered on Nov 21, 2022

Short answer is yes. Long answer is yes and Next Friend doesn't really mean that much in a custody proceeding. The Court will appoint a GAL if there is need for your children's interest to be represented in Court with the correct motion. Ultimately you need an attorney to help you with... Read more »

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Q: Can full legal adoption end conservatorship in Missouri?

If you fully and legally adopt a child in the State of Missouri, which you were the legal guardian/conservator for, can you have the conservatorship terminated?

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Missouri on
Q: Will known sperm donor have to be named on my baby's birth certificate if i did an at home insemination in Missouri ?

I read different states answers about it but I couldn't find anything about Missouri about to have my baby in two months I really need an answer soon single 45 year old mom by choice

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Q: If you're 16 and doing your homeschooling work but your dad wants you in jail for not doing it can he do that

Dad wants her to be in junior year in 7 months and she is only in her freshman year. He threatens to put her in jail if she doesn't meet the dead line

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Missouri on
Q: need cases to cite concerning no contact order violation because they got married and now he's being held wo bond

there was a call for domestic violence my friend went to jail and subsequently bonded out and there was a no contact order in place, he then got married to the alleged victim and now he's being held without bond due to the no contact order being violated

Cynthia W. Trice
Cynthia W. Trice
answered on Oct 17, 2022

Hi,

I am sorry but I only practice family law. Your question is a criminal law question. Despite the fact that your friend married the victim, whenever you have a question related to someone being sent to jail, and a bond, it is criminal law, not family law. The only exception would be...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Missouri on
Q: How can a judge enter a default judgment in custody case 5 days before pre trial conference?

My son started a custody case 6 months before he became extremely disabled due to MVA on New years eve. His attorney dropped his case for non payment while we were waiting on social security to start. I have guardianship and conservatorship of him now. Received a notice of court date for ptc for... Read more »

Cynthia W. Trice
Cynthia W. Trice
answered on Oct 15, 2022

Hi,

I am sorry that your family is experiencing something like this. It appears to be very strange that a judge would just enter a default judgment so abruptly like this. Are you sure that a court date or two was not missed? Normally, the court gives pro se litigants (individuals proceeding...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Family Law, Foreclosure and Real Estate Law for Missouri on
Q: Does he have any rights to my house? Should I file a lien and how much does that cost?

My house was getting foreclosed on. My dad and brother came together and got me enough money to not lose it. I am in the process now of getting my ex to sign the deed papers to get his name of it so I can make sure he is not entitled to anything nor has any say so. My kids father has not lived... Read more »

Jennifer Sheila Kornblum
Jennifer Sheila Kornblum
answered on Sep 16, 2022

There are a lot of moving parts here and a lot at stake. Respectfully, with all the people and assets involved this is not an issue that can be resolved in an online forum. I strongly advise you to seek the advice of an attorney to sort it all out.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Real Estate Law for Missouri on
Q: My spouse moved out of our home 8 years ago and I never removed them from the title. Is he entitled to any proceeds?

My fiancé moved out 8 years ago due to an abusive relationship. I’ve had full custody of our 4 kids ever since then. He made 3 years of payments on the house while we were together, but I’ve made the last 8 years of payments by myself. I’m wanting to sell my house and move soon. Is my ex... Read more »

Jennifer Sheila Kornblum
Jennifer Sheila Kornblum
answered on Sep 3, 2022

There are a couple of considerations you need to make in order to answer your question. First, the loan you and your ex have is with the mortgage company. That lender is not invested in your personal situation and is just interested in 1) whether the mortgage payments have been made, and 2) that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Missouri on
Q: Can I get in trouble legally for not allowing unsupervised visits for my children. No court ordered custody at this time

I recently split from my fiancé due to domestic violence and violence against our children. I allow supervised visits with a trusted family member. I also allow him to call them on the phone. He however will be moving into an apartment with his new girlfriend and wants overnight visits. Can I get... Read more »

Kristen Thurmond
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Kristen Thurmond
answered on Aug 10, 2022

You need to look into filing a paternity action as soon as possible if you don't already have a custody order in place. If there is one, then you need to be filing to modify it. If you have legitimate concerns about the kids' safety, you need to file for an order of protection. Consult an... Read more »

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Q: How to remove/replace the current guardian at litem in our case doesn't seem to have her clients best interest in mind

Seems to be siding with the person who is under investigation for not protecting her child.

Kristen Thurmond
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Kristen Thurmond
answered on Aug 10, 2022

Removing a guardian ad litem (GAL) is a difficult task if the case has been going on for a while. In the first few days of a GAL being appointed you can ask for a new one without cause. After that, you have to show good cause to have one removed. This means you have to show the judge that he or she... Read more »

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Q: My two boys is mother custody of my boys she has them living with her brother she's not stable how do I get custody

She's been in trouble for not having them in school she's on drugs and more

Kristen Thurmond
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Kristen Thurmond
answered on Aug 10, 2022

If you already have a custody order in place, you will need to file a motion to modify your order to have the children live with you. You have to show a continuous and substantial or significant change in circumstances since the last order was entered. If you do not have a custody order, then you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Missouri on
Q: Is full custody worth pursuing?

I have a 5 year old son. His mother and I share 50:50 custody. I live in southwest Missouri. She lives in northwest Arkansas. Legal orders for custody arrangements have never been a consideration until recently when a few things came to my attention:

1) I have received photos from her... Read more »

Kristen Thurmond
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Kristen Thurmond
answered on Aug 10, 2022

This is going to be very dependent on the judge who entered the first order and how they handle modifications. You need to find an attorney who practices in the county where your custody order was entered to see what your options are.

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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
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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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