With a divorce in Missouri comes many issues that must be dealt with; child custody and support, property division and alimony. Creating a workable parenting plan can be enormously complex as you try to imagine all of the details of your life after a divorce and how you will deal with what summer vacations and what birthdays will be like and how you will work with your former spouse to hand-off your children, should you decide on shared custody.
Divorce is something like an all-you-can eat cafeteria. You can enter the line, and choose a small salad, a single entrée, and a small side or two. You can even skip dessert. Or, you can begin heaping your tray with mounds of food until it is difficult to tell if you still have a plate underneath it all.
New family law clients have lots of mixed emotions when they hire an attorney. Most are not ready to go through a family law case to begin with. They would rather save their marriage or settle the matter outside of court. Still, many must deal with their family law matter even though they do not want to.
In order to create a more stable environment for children whose parents are no longer living together, the state of Missouri has required parents to submit parenting plans. These parenting plans are required every time documents related to child custody and visitations are filed with the courts.