Child Custody Modifications

Child Custody orders entered by a court after a divorce are rarely final. Indeed, if after a period of time one of the parents seeks a change in custody arrangements, he or she can do so by petitioning the court. In the Petition, the party must submit a proposed parenting plan for the child. This…

Constitutionality of the Arizona Immigration Law

There is a distinct difference between whether a law is constitutional or whether it creates good policy. I intend to discuss only the former in relation to Arizona’s Immigration law which became law in early 2010 (http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/49leg/2r/bills/sb1070s.pdf). In this attorney’s opinion, the law is constitutional. Overall, there seems to be two primary constitutional objections being…

Divorce

Divorce is always trying, and even agonizing at times. In terms of legally effectuating a divorce, sometimes it is smooth and sometimes it is very difficult. Let me explain. For a couple to be divorced in Missouri, it must be shown that the marriage is “irretrievably broken.” Irretrievabe breakdown is easy to prove if both…

Will Requirements

Clients often request information regarding a “simple will.” They see commercials for places like legalzoom.com and conclude that such a rudimentary instrument is all that is needed. However, while a “simple will” is sufficient for some clients, more often than not clients want more detailed distributions in their estate and do not simply wish to…

Debt and Natural/Civil Liberty

From David Hume’s “Of Civil Liberty” — “The source of degeneracy, which may be remarked in free governments, consists in the practice of contracting debt, and mortgaging the public revenues, by which taxes may, in time, become altogether intolerable, and all the property of the state be brought into the hands of the public. This…

LLC Changes?

Limited Liability Companies (“LLCs”) were first introduced in the United States in 1977 by the great state of Wyoming. Since then, the LLC has exploded in popularity and been recognized in all 50 States and the District of Columbia. The Missouri LLC Act became effective on December 1, 1993. Forming a LLC is not all…

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