Missouri couples who divorce often face many challenges as they negotiate settlements. When a couple has children together, complications easily arise concerning the development of a new parenting plan. A leading causal factor in many divorces is often communication breakdown; therefore, it's easy to see how disagreements regarding how children should be raised and who should financially support them may affect a divorce agreement.
Many parents who divorce relate to situations where disputes occur over who should have legal custody, meaning, which parent should have authoritative power over important life decisions regarding the children. Sometimes, parents also disagree about physical custody. While the court typically supports shared custody (unless extenuating circumstances show evidence that this would be a detriment) this topic often leads to contentious, lingering courtroom battles when parents disagree.