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  • Help! I can't send a text or email without my former spouse getting angry or lashing out.
    Help! I can't send a text or email without my former spouse getting angry or lashing out.

    Sound familiar? A frequent problem between parents communicating about children is their inability to communicate. What do all my high conflict custody cases have in common? The inability to ...

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  • What is an Interlocutory Judgment and why would I want one?
    What is an Interlocutory Judgment and why would I want one?

    The primary purpose of an Interlocutory Judgment in a divorce proceeding in Missouri is to set a valuation date for the purposes of dividing all assets and debts. If you have assets that are ...

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  • Leaving Kids Home Alone
    Leaving Kids Home Alone

    During the summer and other holidays we often hear complaints from parents about the other parent leaving children home alone. The legal issue is that failure to provide adequate supervision is ...

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  • It's the Way You Say It
    It's the Way You Say It

    In both mediation and co-parent coordinator training we teach parents to speak to each other in a different way. What am I talking about? You guessed it. We’re trying to get parents to undo what is ...

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  • Do I Really Need a Lawyer for Child Custody Issues?
    Do I Really Need a Lawyer for Child Custody Issues?

    Another top 10 question that gets asked by divorcing parents. The answer is yes. I see many Fathers who come in years after the fact who didn’t have an attorney during the initial custody phase of ...

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  • Which parent is more likely to be granted sole custody-Mom or Dad?
    Which parent is more likely to be granted sole custody-Mom or Dad?

    Today, I’m still answering one of the top ten questions asked by parents going through a divorce. Historically, some courts did follow the tender years doctrine which meant that there was a preference ...

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