Whether you are anticipating a divorce in the near future or have already filed a divorce petition, you may have a wide variety of questions related to splitting up with your marital partner. For example, you could be wondering who will get custody of your child or whether you will be required to pay alimony. In Jackson County, and across Missouri, divorce can also create uncertainties related to the distribution of marital property. It may be helpful for you to develop an idea of which factors the court will examine when deciding how your marital property should be split up.
For parents, custody disputes can create a plethora of challenges that interrupt daily life and generate a tremendous amount of anxiety. If you are in the middle of a dispute over child custody in Jackson County, you should try to understand how the laws related to custody in the state of Missouri may affect your situation as well as your child's future. Furthermore, you should be aware of other custody-related matters at the national level, such as the Children's Passport Issuance Alert Program.
In a recent post, we examined the Passport Denial Program, which bars parents who have fallen behind on their child support payments from obtaining or renewing a passport. If you have over $2,500 worth of unpaid child support in Jackson County, or another Missouri region, you may be unable to leave the country. At Stange Law Firm, P.C., we recognize the different reasons people need passports, from business trips to visiting family members and sightseeing.