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Child custody fight regarding three orphans involves tribal court

46520469_S.jpgVarious treaties and past court decisions acknowledge the unique legal and political statuses of Native American Tribes as sovereign nations within the United States. This fact has become a central focus in a child custody battle surrounding three young girls who became orphans when their parents were killed by an alleged drunk driver. The girls have been placed in the temporary custody of their maternal aunt and uncle, as decided by a federal judge outside Missouri.

Child custody situation leads to gunfire in a Walmart parking lot

31020940_S.jpgThere are many situations in Missouri where a court intervenes to make decisions regarding the care and upbringing of children. Every child's best interests are to be kept at heart when determining matters concerning child custody, visitation or support. One incident in another state took place after a grandmother was ordered by the court to deliver her grandchild into the custody of the child's father.

Appropriate guidance may help avoid child custody problems

39021593_S.jpgDivorce is seldom easy, as many Missouri couples undoubtedly know. When children are involved, situations often become quite complicated, especially if there has been a breakdown in communication between parents. Seeking appropriate guidance to help negotiate child custody and other family-related matters may help former spouses avoid contentious courtroom battles.

Grandfather has physical custody, child's mom wants visitation

39650995_S.jpgLife is often complicated and many families in Missouri have experienced domestic issues that have escalated to the point of law enforcement and court intervention. In some situations, physical custody of a child becomes a central focus, especially if a parent has been formally charged with a crime. One mother, who is said to have neglected her infant, now sits in jail while her father takes care of her baby.

What to do if former spouse is uncooperative in a parenting plan

37454648_S (1).jpgMissouri children whose parents divorce often face major lifestyle adjustments. This upheaval can be very stressful on all involved. Most parents want what is best for their children; however, if a former spouse refuses to cooperate in developing an amicable parenting plan, a situation can become complicated.

Some child custody battles become international incidents

42795154_S.jpgMissouri parents facing child custody issues often face significant challenges. Communication barriers can lead to contentious child custody battles that evoke strong emotions on both sides. On occasion, those disputes erupt into international disputes, including allegations of criminal conduct.

Jason Hoppy apparently happy with child custody arrangement

43131755_S (1).jpgMissouri readers likely know that Real Housewives of New York star, Bethenny Frankel has been engaged in more than one legal battle with her now former spouse, Jason Hoppy. Their 6-year-old daughter, Bryn, has been a central focus in the ongoing child custody proceedings, which reportedly lasted for several years. Recently, a spokesman for Hoppy indicated that the businessman seems very happy with the resolutions obtained that recognize his right to share in the future care and upbringing of his daughter.

Missouri visitation laws change in favor of shared parenting

5984493_S.jpgMissouri couples who have children and are considering divorce will want to obtain information regarding laws that govern such matters. One new piece of legislation, in particular, focuses on the importance of spending time with both parents when it comes to what is best for children whose parents divorce. The new visitation and custody law is set to take effect in late August 2016.

Ciara's parenting plan did not pan out in court

41881319_S.jpgCelebrities are no strangers to the legal challenges that often plague non-public figures regarding child custody issues. Popular singer Ciara and her former fiance, Future, are evidence of that. They are currently engaged in a parenting plan battle over their son in a state outside Missouri.

New parenting plan may lead to legal challenges in Missouri

14562613_S.jpgMost married couples in Missouri who divorce want what is best for their children moving forward. Problems often arise, however, when parents do not agree on the interpretation of what that might be. Developing a parenting plan that focuses on the needs and best interests of one's children after divorce may help kids ease through the often difficult transitions that lie ahead.

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