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Conduct not to level of stalking to support protection order

Posted in Domestic Abuse, Family Law, Spousal Abuse
Recent Case:  Respondent’s conduct did not rise to the level of stalking to support an order of protection. Respondent appeals from the judgment of the trial court granting a full order of protection in favor of Petitioner.  Respondent argues the trial court erred in granting a full order of protection under Section 455.040 because Petitioner… Continue Reading

Factors Considered by the Court when Making a Custody Determination

Posted in Custody and Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Legal Proceedings, Legal Separation, Marriage and Family, Military Family Law, Modifications, Paternity, Spousal Abuse
In Missouri, there are guidelines that the Court must follow in making a child custody determination.  While all child custody determinations must be made in accordance with the best welfare and interests of the child, there is also a statutory and case law framework that guides the court in making the determination.  Note that when… Continue Reading

Recent family law decisions from the Missouri Courts of Appeals

Posted in Custody and Visitation, Divorce, Legal Proceedings, Property Division, Spousal Abuse
Death Moots Appeal Father’s death mooted Mother’s appeal of visitation provisions in judgment. As to Third-Party Respondent, Mother’s appeal of property division is supported by evidence in the record, so Court of Appeals affirms. "[T]his Court accepts as true the evidence and reasonable inferences . . . in the light most favorable to the trial… Continue Reading