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Monthly Archives: January 2011

Workers’ Compensation

I get a good amount of questions pertaining to the procedures for workers’ compensation law. Rather than reinvent the wheel, here is an article put forth by the Missouri Bar. It touches on the main points. — What is the Workers’ Compensation Law? All states have workers’ compensation laws. The Missouri Workers’ Compensation Law is […]

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Child Support Enforcement

The following is a great article I found online pertaining to how to enforce child support orders. It’s written about the law in Vermont, but the law in Missouri is very similar. I am not the author of this article. While it’s not comprehensive, it provides a good summary of how the system works (indeed, […]

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Traffic Violations License Points

When you get a traffic ticket in Missouri (any kind — speeding, stop sign, seat belt, failure to show insurance, etc.), you have a few different options.First, you could show up on the court date at the court listed on the ticket and plead not guilty to the traffic offense. The court will then usually […]

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“Kill Switch” Bill

As the article I previously posted points out, Washington D.C. is currently considering a bill which would give the President the ability to shut off certain privately owned computer systems in case of a “national emergency.” In other words, the Executive would have the ability to shut down crucial internet points in the name of […]

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Proposed Internet Oversight Bill/"Kill Switch"

Below is an article (not by me: copied and pasted from CBS) that is chalk full of constitutional issues. I’ll give my opinion on the constitutionality later in the week…but a good overview read in the meantime: — A controversial bill handing President Obama power over privately owned computer systems during a “national cyberemergency,” and […]

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Beneficiary Deeds

I was poking around the internet and found a good synopsis of how beneficiary deeds operate. Although this is not a comprehensive summary, it gives the gist of how these deeds work. Please note that I am not the author of this passage, but am merely using it because I think it is a succinct […]

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Child Support

Under Missouri divorce law, courts have the power to order either or both parents owing a duty of support to a child of the marriage to pay an amount reasonable or necessary for the support of the child. (RSMo 452.340.1). It is now a very rare circumstance where a parent is not required to bear […]

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Division of Property in Divorces

How is property divided in a divorce in Missouri? One of the most exhausting aspects of a divorce is the division of property. Under Missouri divorce law, a court has the responsibility of determining the character of property owned by the parties. Property is either classified as “marital” or “nonmarital.” A Missouri court is not […]

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