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Parenting Plan: Missouri Child Custody and Support

Parenting Plans are required in Missouri in cases of divorce, legal separation, etc. The Parenting Plan is, as you might expect, comprehensive. Courts will enter a weekly physical custody schedule, which even includes details regarding custody arrangements during holidays. Education choices, health care decisions, and extra-curricular decisions also need to be addresses. Are these decisions…

How is Child Support Determined?

Child support is very easy to calculate once child custody is set. Generally speaking, the more physical custody you have the more you can be entitled to in child support; likewise, less physical custody will often result in less child support. It is also important to dispel the misconception and stereotype that the husband only…

Paternity

A pre-requisite to an order of child support or child custody is that a parent-child relationship exists. Under Missouri Statute 210.819, a parent child-relationship is established in one of three ways. One of the more common ways it is established is through paternity proceedings. Missouri Statutes set up a scheme whereby there is either a…

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