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MomDaughter5

Is Your Ex Failing To Adhere To The Parenting Plan?

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

If you’ve been battling your ex over visitation, you may be missing out on valuable time to bond with your child(ren).  Not only is this unfair to you and your child(ren), it is also likely in violation of a court order.  You do have recourse, in the form of a Motion for Family Access…. Read More »

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FatherDaughter5

Unmarried Fathers Have Rights Too!

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

Are you the father of a child who was born out of wedlock?  If so, you’re part of a very large club here in the United States!  The truth is that an estimated 40 percent of children born in this country have unmarried parents.  That’s nearly a 30 percent increase from 30 years ago. … Read More »

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Does Living Together Impact Divorce Risk?

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

There are plenty of indicators that may increase the chances that a marriage may not last.  With the rise in the number of couples who cohabitate prior to marriage, it’s worth taking a look at the success of marriage for them compared to those who choose not to live together prior to tying the… Read More »

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DomViol

Does Your Marriage Require A Safety Plan And An Exit Strategy?

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

If you feel trapped in a violent marriage, you likely feel that no one could possibly understand the difficulties of your situation.  Your reasons for staying are very real: but have you considered the very real reasons that you should leave?  Moving forward will certainly be fraught with many difficulties, but it may be… Read More »

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MomSon2

Co-parenting During a Pandemic

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

A divorce impacts couples in all stages of family life; many people celebrate their blended families, and work effectively as co-parents to the benefit of all involved.  As individuals remarry, parents frequently juggle children, stepchildren and exes, which, not surprisingly, can be a scheduling nightmare.  Making matters worse for some, school closures related to… Read More »

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FatherDaughter

My marriage is dissolved, who gets the children?

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

After the dissolution of a marriage under Missouri law, or as part of the process of dissolution, the competent court decides, following a petition by one or both parents, on who will have custody of the children of the marriage. What is custody? Custody is composed by the decision-making rights, duties, and authority to… Read More »

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