This may be useful evidence in a suit to modify the terms of your possession order. But be aware that what children say to their parent often ends up not being accurate for many different reasons and questioning children after they have spent time with their other parent can be viewed as a type of...View More
In Missouri, the legal age of majority is 18, which means that individuals are generally considered adults at this age. However, Missouri law does allow for certain emancipation scenarios, which could potentially allow a minor to live independently before turning 18.
Signed as a co-signer in 2015 to help her out stayed 2 months to help set up and we separated, we’re going into a heated custody battle while doing record searches and requests i found a judgment against me from 2016. I was never served she was and didn’t notify me the Original debt was 3-4k... View More
I agree with Mr. Pennell about the dangers of co-signing.
For a judgment that is older than one year, the good-cause/meritorious defense bit doesn't apply. Those are the requirements to set aside a default judgment. For your judgment, if you were not properly served, you'd...View More
This answer depends on where the personal property is located and if both parties have legal rights to enter the real property used as the marital residence. The two types of property are important and distinct. Personal property is the household goods, furniture, vehicles, bank accounts,...View More
In Missouri, as in other states, a lawyer's obligation to return unused retainer fees to a client is guided by the state's rules of professional conduct, the specifics of the fee agreement you signed, and any applicable state laws or regulations.
My husband was set to inherit the house that we live in unfortunately he passed away and now my in-laws are trying to kick me out on the streets with absolutely nothing they also took my car away the one that they gave my husband and I when he was alive. What are my rights? What am I entitled to?
First and foremost, I'm so sorry for your loss. Dealing with property and inheritance issues after the death of a spouse can be complex and emotionally taxing. Please note that while I can provide some general guidance on this issue, it's essential to consult with an attorney who can give...View More
Under Missouri law, if a person fails to pay court-ordered child support, the state can enforce this obligation in several ways. One common method is income withholding, which can include wages, salaries, and other income like unemployment benefits, workman's compensation, and retirement...View More
Missouri is an "equitable distribution" state, which means that in a divorce, all marital property (that is, property acquired or increased during the marriage) is divided in a manner that the court finds fair and equitable. The court considers a range of factors, including each...View More
An examination of the present deed, and possibly the title, is needed here. Even if it is a life estate/remainder deed, the surviving husband can still ask a Court to sell the minors' interests. It depends on the deed whether the husband and the kids took the deceased wife's interest,...View More
As a general rule, Missouri's wiretapping law is a "one-party consent" law. Missouri law makes it a crime to intercept or record any "wire, oral, or electronic communication" unless one party to the conversation consents. See Mo. Rev. Stat. § 542.402.2(2)(3). So, if you...View More
He said she was 2 yrs old 2 blocks away unsupervised for 15-20 minutes she was almost 4 yrs old when it all happened she was playing in sand box and scooping dirt n rocks i was helping a new "friend" turning key of van he was working on and i stopped hearing her in the sad box and went to... View More
Under Penal Code § 118.1 PC, police officers can be charged with a crime if they knowingly make a false statement in a report, regardless of whether the statement was made under oath. This offense can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony. Luckily, there are several things that can be done when an...View More
He just recently found out where we live and sent the police out here to do a health and welfare check on my daughter at midnight. I just want to protect myself and my daughter. Her last memories of him are from when he stole a car and wrecked it and left her locked inside of it. I need to find a... View More
You cannot get a restraining order in MO for a child when there is a divorce decree with custody determinations in place because the divorce judgment has higher authority than an order of protection (what is referred to as a restraining order). You will need to register your divorce judgment in MO...View More
Son, Zach who is still alive. Bill died in California, we live in missouri.
Bills siblings got a letter from California Inheritance Group claiming Bill had unclaimed assets and they are going to divide it between his siblings. I don’t believe that is correct I believe it should be all... View More
You state you are legally separated. If that means you have a judgment stating you are legally separated, then you simply need to file a motion to convert to a dissolution of marriage. You can have an attorney assist you or try to find forms on the self-representation portion of the Missouri courts...View More
First, your friend should have an attorney appointed to them that they can talk to about this. Second, this is really going to depend on the county involved. She needs to be participating at court and taking advantage of all the programs and services available to older kids/young adults in state...View More
This has come up in several of my cases where custody has to change for various reasons. Most of the time, the judges in the courts I practice in have determine it to be a credit towards the amount you owe. Since you stated there is $8000 in arrears, you would be "paying" the new amount...View More
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...View More
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