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A Basic Guide for Understanding Guardianship and Conservatorship in Missouri
This is a guide book published with funding from the Missouri Long-Term Ombudsman Program – Missouri Department of Health and Human Services – 2007. To view, click on the pdf document...
If you click on this link you will be leaving this website. To return, simply press the blue back button on the upper left of your desktop. Adoption - The Missouri Bar
Posted June 2014. What is adoption? Adoption is the legal process which establishes a parent/child relationship between two people who are not otherwise biologically parent and...
Adoption - Welcome Home
Adoption - Welcome Home. A publication by the Missouri Attorney General's Office. If you click on this link you will be leaving this website. To return, simply press the blue back button on the...
Are You Being Denied Court-Ordered Custody or Visitation?
LSSM has prepared a document that will provide you crucial information if you are being denied court-ordered custody or visitation. Click on the document below to learn more.
Child Custody and Visitation
This is an article in Legal Zoom concerning child custody and visitiation in Missouri. If you click this link you will be leaving this website. To return, simply press the blue back arrow in the...
Child Support - The Missouri Bar - If you click on this link you will be leaving this website. To return, simply press the blue back button on the upper left of your desktop.
What is Custody? - Posted June 2014 There are two kinds of child custody: Legal custody, which means who makes important decisions for your children (like health care, education, and...
Custody - Relocation of Child by Parent for More Than 90 Days
Missouri RSMO 452.377. Relocation of child by parent for more than ninety days, required procedure — violation, effect — notice of relocation of parent, required procedure. — 1. For...
Divorce - The Missouri Bar If you click on the above link, you will be leaving this website.
What is a Dissolution of Marriage? Revised June 2013. A Dissolution of Marriage is another term for divorce. When can I file for a Dissolution of Marriage in Missouri? Either you or your...
Does your Child Have a Father - Paternity
This is a brochure developed by the Missouri Department of Social Services. If you click on this link you will be leaving this website. To return, simply press the blue back button on the upper...
Grandparents as Caregivers for Grandchildren
If you are a grandparent raising grandchildren, you are not alone: 5.8 million U.S. children under 18 live in grandparent-headed households (Census 2010). LSSM has prepared the document below to...
Guardians and Conservators
If you click on this link you will be leaving this website. To return, simply press the blue back button on the upper left of your screen. Guardians - The Missouri Bar
In Your Child's Best Interest - A Handbook for Separating or Divorcing Parents
The Office of State Courts Administrator (OSCA) has developed a handbook entitled, "In Your Child's Best Interest, A Handbook for Separating/Divorcing Parents." If you plan to represent yourself...
Marriage - The Missouri Bar If you click on the above link, you will be leaving this website.
Missouri Free Legal Answers
Missouri Legal Answers is a statewide virtual legal advice clinic. This program is provided through the assistance of the American Bar Association and is free. Qualifying users post their civil...
Moving Children After Court Ordered Visitation
Missouri has laws about changing the permanent residence of your children after a divorce or custody matter is final. If you do not follow these laws, you may risk losing custody or visitation...
Can you change your name without going to court? - Posted September 2015. Yes, a person can change their name through usage. However, changing your name in this way is not recommended because...
Non-Marital Custody and Visitation - LSSM
"Know Your Rights" when dealing with non-marital custody. Click on the document below for more information.
Mothers What is paternity? Paternity means fatherhood. If a man's paternity of a child is established, it means that he is the legal father of that child. There are numerous rights and...
Representing Yourself In Court In A Family Matter
Representing Yourself In Court - OSCA If you click on the link above you will be leaving this website. To return, simply click on the the back arrow button on the upper left of your...
You Are Still Parents
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