On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.
When it comes to your child, you leave nothing to chance. Didn’t you grow a new set of nerves the day your kid was born? Their pain becomes your pain, and you end up caring about little more than their well-being. So, what happens when you have to stand up for your right to be a full parent?
- Why would I need to claim child custody?
Separated parents in Missouri may have to submit a plan for child custody to a court in order have a divorce approved. If they do not work it out amongst themselves, a court may have to decide for them. Fathers who recently proved paternity may also have to file a claim.
- How do I get started?
Birth certificates and vital documents connected to the child in question must be gathered, so the court can prove the provenance of parents’ claims. Then a filing for child custody must be prepared for the Missouri county court that wil rule on the case.
- What if parents cannot agree on custody splits?
Courts often prefer it if parents work towards resolved conflicts before resorting to the legal process to sort out a dispute. Mediation and other nonbinding forms of conflict resolution may be available.
- How can I get help filing for child custody?
An attorney can always help a parent look at child custody options and represent their interest in court. Legal representation is also allowed in mediation and other proceedings outside the courtroom. This sort of help is always a good idea when we want what is best for our children.