9.7Susan M. Hais

Divorce and Pet Custody

Family pets can complicate a divorce. In Missouri, they are property, but their value and assignment are considered differently than other types of property. Here are some of the issues related to the family pet that need to be considered before decisions are made. A...

How Traveling for Work Impacts Child Custody

How Traveling for Work Impacts Child Custody As child custody is always decided based on a child’s best interests, there is a lot that can affect the court’s decisions. However, one aspect that many parents may not consider is travel. The judge will take...

What Sole Custody Means for the Other Parent

When it comes to child custody, the court system believes that it is typically in the best interests of a child to maintain a relationship with both of their parents. It is this belief that often pushes a court’s decision towards joint custody where both parents...

3 Apps to Keep You Organized while Co-Parenting

3 Apps to Keep You Organized while Co-Parenting Whose turn is it to pick up the kids from school? Can I claim my son on taxes this year? When is the next child support payment due? Parenting between two households can be difficult. There’s a lot to keep track...

Types of 50/50 Joint Custody Plans

Most people who are adults today are used to the idea of every-other-weekend child custody. But times are changing. It’s acknowledged that a strong relationship with both parents is better for most kids, so 50-50 style custody has become a far more common result...