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Father seeks justice in child custody case

85272187_S.jpgMost Missouri parents realize that raising children can be both rewarding and stressful. When two parents maintain separate households, it is not unusual for litigation over child custody to occur. When a court enters a child custody order, it cannot be violated just because a parent does not agree with the arrangement set forth by the court. 

Years ago, a Missouri father was granted custody of his infant daughter. The child went missing shortly after, and the father spent years in turmoil, hoping for the safe return of his daughter. Police in another state stumbled upon the child's mother and were shocked to discover the missing child was by her side. 

Legislators propose changes to family law

60917037_S.jpgMany Missouri families might be excited to learn about some changes on the horizon. Adoption is a legal process and falls under the category of family law. Families want to adopt for a myriad of reasons, and children in need of a loving family may have to wait a long time for that dream to become reality. 

Adoption is currently a rather expensive endeavor. Some lawmakers are hoping to change that. They have proposed changes to make adoption a less expensive process so that more children can find loving families. 

Grandmother seeks child custody amid mysterious case

12343444_S.jpgMissouri residents may have seen a recent news story regarding a missing person. A local woman has seemingly disappeared, and neither family or authorities have been able to determine her whereabouts. The woman is a mother of five, and now, her own mother must take action regarding child custody

The woman is being treated as a missing person, and it is not yet known if she has gone somewhere of her own free will, or if she is the victim of a crime. As authorities race to locate her, the woman's mother has grown concerned about the five young children. The last time anyone saw the missing woman, she was dropping her children off at school. 

Child support cases may see shakeup in legal process

46651305_S.jpgWith the end of the school year fast approaching, Missouri parents are making plans to keep their little ones entertained during the summer months. For those who are divorced, paying for activities such as summer camps and vacation can be a challenge for the custodial parent. One way to help meet this need is for the non-custodial parent to make timely and accurate child support payments

Currently, if a parent falls behind on payments, he or she can face consequences in criminal court. Fines, a loss of driving privileges and jail time are some of the ways a court can punish a parent for non-payment. Many parents are asking the state of Missouri to change the way delinquent child support cases are handled. This is because some of these consequences, especially losing a driver's license, only makes them fall further behind, causing a child to go without even longer. 

Child support payments can provide much-needed help for kids

64575667_S.jpgMissouri parents are working hard. Recent statistics illustrate that the rate of child poverty across the state is on the decline. Still, many families struggle to make ends meet, and a parent may have resources, like filing for child support, that he or she has not explored. 

It is estimated that one in five Missouri children still live in homes that qualify as below the poverty level. Some parents express frustration because they may not be able to cover the financial costs of all the things a child needs to learn and grow. Utilities, food, shelter and other everyday expenses can pile up quickly. 

New bill could shake up child custody standards

46594751_S.jpgMissouri is trying to ensure that progress continues to be made when it comes to families that reside within the state. A new bill, which supporters hope will soon be made a law, revolves around how courts handle child custody. Currently, it is not against the norm for one parent to have more custody than the other, but many parents insist such policy is unfair. 

Under the new bill, 50/50 custody would become the norm, unless the court is made aware of a legitimate reason that a child would be better off spending most of his or her time with one parent. A judge will now have a list of criteria to consider. If each parent can meet a child's needs, 50/50 custody will become the status quo. 

How long will it take to regain child custody?

97681773_S.jpgLife is unpredictable, and sometimes, a parent can face a situation or set of circumstances in which he or she is at risk for losing custody of his or her children. When this happens, parents may become discouraged quickly, because it can often take a long time to regain child custody. A Missouri parent may feel as if there is little chance he or she will be able to jump through all the hoops necessary to get his or her children back, especially if the parent is struggling with another issue, such as being unemployed, facing addiction, or not having a safe and stable home environment for a child. 

One Missouri county is trying to help parents and fast track the process to reunite families faster. A new program renders aid to parents that may just need a little help and guidance to bring a child home. Parents can take advantage of assistance with finding a new job, making sure the house is up to standards, or facing an addiction head-on. 

High asset divorce: Is your retirement plan safe?

37291569_S.jpgMissouri residents may find themselves considering divorce for any number of reasons. Without a doubt going through a divorce is an emotional and life-changing experience. Nevertheless, there are practical matters -- like finances and property division -- to tend to. An individual facing a high asset divorce will want to make sure his or her ducks are in a row. 

Many people work for decades to accumulate savings for retirement. After so many long days grinding away at a job, a person may look forward to the day when he or she can hang up the nine to five lifestyle and enjoy his or her golden years with friends and family. When divorce proceedings occur, these assets may be at risk. 

NFL player struggles with child custody situation

41614306_S.jpgMany Missouri families may have personal experience dealing with a court situation involving children. Child custody proceedings can take a toll on any parent. Recently, an NFL star finds himself facing just such a dilemma.

The man, a star player for the Chiefs, finds himself in a legal predicament concerning his child. Authorities had reason to suspect that a child in the home was in need of immediate care. At this point, the details are unknown, except that the man was named as a party in an investigation. 

Tragedy and paternity

23116342_S.jpgMissouri residents, even if not fans of rap music, may recall the untimely and tragic slaying of next generation superstar XXXTENTACION last summer. The artist, who was quickly becoming a favorite among teens and young adults, was slain in a hail of gunfire. His girlfriend at the time had recently found out she was carrying a child, and she is now asking the court for help to prove paternity

The baby boy was born about seven months after his father's murder. The mother of the child says that, so far, no one has questioned the child's paternity, but she does not want any trouble down the road. Though the rapper himself reportedly acknowledged that he was indeed the father, a DNA test could remove any current or future doubt. 

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