Child Custody and Child Support are issues inherent in a Divorce when there are minor children. As always, the best interests of the child will always be the guiding criterion in determining custody if the parties cannot agree on an arrangement. Flowing from custody is child support; the former greatly influences the latter.
It is often the unfortunate circumstance that a guardian ad litem is appointed by the court to represent children who are unable to assert their own best interests. This increases costs and adds a new level of emotional turmoil to the process.
Child support & Custody orders are rarely final; it is usually the case that a motion to modify can change the terms of a Court’s order.
If you are in the Saint Louis, Missouri, and are having legal difficulties with child custody and/or support issues, do not hesitate to contact us. We offer free initial consultations.