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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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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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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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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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