Petitions for Review in Missouri

Petitions for Review in Missouri

What Is A Petition for Review?

Missouri’s Division of Child Support Enforcement (DCSE) is an administrative agency that has the authority to issue child support orders against individuals it has confirmed to be the parent. A case worker will calculate the child support obligation based on information he or she receives from the custodial parent and other sources, then serves the non-custodial parent with notice of the order.

In the majority of cases, these orders are issued without any involvement from the non-custodial parent. The first he or she usually hears of the order is when the notice arrives in the mail. If you have received a child support order from the DCSE, you have the right to dispute the amount, but you only have 10 to 15 days to request a hearing. If you don’t, the order will become final.

Hearings are not conducted in court. They are conducted over the phone where evidence is presented to the hearing officer. The hearing officer then determines if the initial order is correct or should be changed. It is your right to have a lawyer on the phone with you during the administrative hearing who can work to ensure that the correct evidence is presented and that the right calculations are used.

If You Don’t Get a Satisfactory Result at the Administrative Hearing

If you are not satisfied with the result of the administrative hearing, you have 30 days to file a petition for review in Missouri Circuit Court. Here, a judge will review the DCSE’s order, and you will have the opportunity for the judge to hear your story and make a determination based on all the facts of your case.

At Stange Law Firm, PC, we have represented clients in administrative hearings and judicial reviews. We have the strategies to give you the best chance of reaching a favorable result, and we have a solid track record of success behind us. We can help you file the petition for review and provide the strong representation you need to ensure that your interests are protected. We can also file an appeal, if necessary, to the Missouri Court of Appeals.

In Illinois and Kansas, you also may have options if you are aggrieved by an administrative child support order. However, it is vital to speak with an attorney right away due to time limitations. You can contact if you need assistance with a child support matter.

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Helpful Information On Child Support Matters

On our webpage, we also have pages on various other topics involving support that might be helpful to you, including the pages below and those on our menu:
Missouri child support calculator
If you are looking for a child support estimate in Missouri, we have a sample Form 14 on our webpage that can help give you a general idea in terms of child support numbers for your case.
Illinois child support calculator
If you are interested in obtaining a child support estimate in Illinois, on our webpage, we have a sample Illinois child support calculator. This might be helpful in terms of giving you a general idea of child support in your case.
Kansas child support chart
If you are interested in obtaining a child support estimate in Kansas, we have a simple chart on our webpage. This might be helpful in giving an approximation.
Oklahoma child support chart
If you are interested in obtaining a child support estimate in Oklahoma, we have a simple chart on our webpage. This might be helpful in giving an approximation.
Informational support videos
We have information child support videos from some live seminars that we have hosted on our webpage that you can view.
Child support emancipation
If you are interested in know how child support emancipation works, we have information on our webpage that you can view.
College education and child support
The cost of college and university education can be an important component of child support in divorce and custody cases. Our lawyers can assist if the cost of education is an issue in your case.
Modification of child support
In some cases, the court has issued a child support order. After the passage of time, it might be important to seek a modification where there have been changed circumstances of a substantial and continuing basis. You can discuss this with our lawyers if you think a modification might be appropriate in your case.
Modification of spousal support (alimony/maintenance)
Spousal maintenance can be ordered at the conclusion of a divorce. In some cases, the parties might need to seek a modification and/or termination of a maintenance order. Our lawyers can assist in many instances.
Daycare and child support
In divorce and custody cases where there are young children, the cost of daycare or childcare can be an important issue. Our lawyers can help you work through these issues.
Dependency exemptions
The dependency exemptions can be important for many divorcing parties or unmarried couples. Our lawyers can represent you in these circumstances.
Division of Child Support Enforcement
Many child support matters end up being addressed through state administrative agencies. Our lawyers can help represent you before state child support agencies.
Wage withholding orders and garnishments
In some cases, child support can be paid either through a wage withholding order or garnishment. Our lawyers can help you navigate the process.
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From our webpage, you can also read articles about family law, view informational videos, seminar videos, listen to our podcast, download our mobile application or view support calculators for MissouriIllinois and Kansas.

If you are looking to find and hire a child custody lawyer, contact us online or by phone to schedule a consultation at any of our convenient locations.

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