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  • Why the Judge Doesn’t Want to Hear About School Ratings in Your Relocation Case
    Why the Judge Doesn’t Want to Hear About School Ratings in Your Relocation Case

    We have been involved in numerous custody cases in Missouri where one parent is requesting permission to relocate. The parent requesting to relocate always cites one of their reasons as better school ...

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  • Custody Tips During COVID Times
    Custody Tips During COVID Times

    We are hearing from a lot of you during this very stressful time. Here are some quick tips related to sharing custody of children during COVID19. Model Good Behavior . The number one thing we can all ...

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  • Missing Persons Case Spirals into Custody Battle
    Missing Persons Case Spirals into Custody Battle

    On October 8, 2019, Mengqi Ji Elledge went missing. The 28-year-old Chinese woman was married to, and had a child with, Joseph Elledge, who was recently arrested for child abuse and neglect, and is ...

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  • Tips for getting along with your Co-Parent
    Tips for getting along with your Co-Parent

    What follows are some practical tips for getting along with your Co-Parent: Always refer to the other parent as your Co-Parent. Never refer to this person as “my ex”, “former partner”, “enemy” or ...

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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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  • So You're Getting Divorced and Your Kids Won't Talk to You
    So You're Getting Divorced and Your Kids Won't Talk to You

    It's fairly common for parents who are divorcing to have a child who resists contact with them and doesn't want visitation. It is particularly common in situations where the child observed a lot of ...

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