Family law is always emotional, but few matters provoke such strong emotions as child custody. Although Missouri courts must determine custody based on the best interests of the child, parents of disagree as to what, exactly, constitutes their children's best interests. Margot Beasley can help you sort through this complicated legal process and secure a custody resolution that most benefits your children.
When you have come the conclusion that your marital differences cannot be fixed, and divorce is the right option for you, you need to get the right information to make the divorce process as stress free as possible. While you can complete Missouri divorce documents on your own, this is a highly emotional time for you, and you will be in the best possible position if you work with a skilled divorce attorney.
When you and your child's other parent divorce and/or don't live together, Missouri courts typically recommend formal child custody and child support agreements. While child custody orders are typically established based on the best interests of the child, child support orders depend on the custody arrangement and the income of the parents.