St. Louis Divorce Lawyers

Do You Have to Pay Child Support if You Have 50/50 Custody in Missouri?

Child Custody Lawyer St. Louis

In Missouri, having a 50/50 custody arrangement does not automatically exempt a parent from paying child support. Navigating the complexities of child custody and support can be one of the most challenging aspects of a separation or divorce. Among the myriad of questions, one of the most common inquiries at The Betz Law Firm is: … Read more

What Is a Motion for Temporary Custody?

Motion for Temporary Custody

At The Betz Law Firm, we aim to shed light on the intricacies of motions for temporary custody and how they play a pivotal role in safeguarding the well-being of children amidst legal disputes. Situations sometimes arise where parents or guardians need temporary custody arrangements during divorce or separation proceedings. A motion for temporary custody … Read more

A Guide to Handling Child Custody During Christmas

Child Custody During Christmas

The holiday season is a time of joy, celebration, and togetherness, especially for families. However, for divorced or separated parents, navigating child custody arrangements during Christmas can be a challenging task. At The Betz Law Firm, we understand the importance of creating a positive and memorable holiday experience for parents and children. This guide offers … Read more

Understanding the Impact of Your Comments on Custody Proceedings

Child Custody Lawyer

Negative remarks give the impression that you’re unable to foster a healthy co-parenting relationship and may be sufficient grounds for a judge to deny you custody. Child custody is one of the most sensitive aspects of divorce, determining who will have custody of the child and who will pay child support. That said, it’s important … Read more

How the “Best Interest of the Child” Principle Affects Custody

Child Custody Laws Missouri

The “best interest of the child” principle is a fundamental concept in family law that plays a significant role in determining child custody arrangements during divorce or separation proceedings. In Missouri, child custody is awarded based on the “best interest of the child.” Unsurprisingly, this principle eludes first-time divorcees since the criteria to determine a … Read more

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