The Courts in Missouri typically require every litigant in a custody case to attend a co-parenting class. The class is approximately two hours long, and the litigant will be provided with a certificate of attendance after it is over, which will need to be filed with the Court. The central topic of the required co-parenting [..]
Category: Guardian ad Litem
Supervised visitation is a surprisingly common request in an initial parenting plan. However, there are very few cases in which it actually applies. Supervised visitation for a parent may be ordered by the Court in cases in which a parent’s addiction has placed the child(ren) in harm’s way. This can include drug addiction or alcohol [..]
Many co-parents now use an online app to aid in communication regarding their minor children. There are several available, including, but not limited to, Our Family Wizard, Talking Parents, AppClose, and 2houses. Some of these are free, while others have an annual fee. Typically the fee is around $99 to $120 per year per user. [..]
Where will my children spend their holidays now that their other parent and I are no longer together?
Just as you now divide your child’s regular weekday and weekend time, you will now need to divide your holiday time with your child. Most typically, this is done using a Holiday Group A/Holiday Group B plan that will rotate each year and divide all of the major holidays. However, some people prefer to design [..]
Attempting to co-parent children with a person that you are no longer romantically involved with can be incredibly challenging. Some people actually manage to be friends after a divorce or separation, but those people are rare. Typically, there are a lot of bitter feelings left on one or both sides that prohibit this. To co-parent [..]
One of the most common questions that I get asked is what age a child has to be in order to choose who he/she lives with. The short answer to this in the State of Missouri is 18. There seems to be a common myth that a child gets to choose at a particular age. [..]