St. Louis Divorce Lawyers

When is a Guardian ad Litem Appointed?

gavel on family law book

Divorce cases can be very complicated when children are involved. At times, it is necessary to appoint a Guardian ad Litem. Divorce cases can get very complicated when children are involved. Apart from the emotional stress that the family members, especially the children, undergo, legal complications can prolong the divorce process and add to the … Read more

The Crucial Role of Evidence in Child Custody Battles

At The Betz Law Firm, our dedicated team is committed to assisting you in gathering the necessary evidence to bolster your child custody case. Child custody battles are emotionally charged legal disputes that determine children’s custody and visitation rights when their parents separate or divorce. The primary concern in these cases is the best interests … Read more

Child Preference in Missouri Child Custody Cases

Can Child Choose Who They Want to Live With

Missouri aims to consider what is best for the child’s interests when deciding on child custody matters. In Missouri, a child cannot decide which parent they want to live with until they are 18 years of age. However, if brought to the judge’s attention, they can determine whether there’s a legitimate basis for the child’s … Read more

Parental Alienation: Everything You Need to Know

What Is Parental Allienation

Those who use parental alienation claim they use it to protect the child, but that’s not true. Generally, the conduct is motivated by a parent’s desire to win full custody. One of the most common issues during child custody proceedings is parental alienation. What is parental alienation? Let’s take a closer look at parental alienation, … Read more