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Peak of Bankruptcy Filings May Not Happen Until Next Year

Posted by Joshua Wilson | Apr 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

More people are continuing to file for unemployment benefits. According to the Department of Labor, last week, 6.6 million filed for unemployment. There are almost 17 million people who have filed for jobless benefits in the past three weeks. With many businesses staying closed and stay-at-home o...

Personal Bankruptcy Filing After Coronavirus

Posted by Joshua Wilson | Apr 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak is a financial nightmare for many people in Missouri. Individuals and business owners who were staying just above water are ending up deep in debt because of the loss of a job, lack of customers, or paying for medical care for a sick loved one.  For those who are...

Are Divorce Filings Going to Increase After Coronavirus?

Posted by Joshua Wilson | Apr 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

Many in our community are coming together in our time of need, to look out of elderly parents and neighbors, and provide support for healthcare workers who are on the front lines. However, such a dramatic change in day-to-day life can make dealing with your personal relationships more challenging...

Coronavirus SBA Loan Relief

Posted by Joshua Wilson | Mar 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Towns, cities, and states are restricting gatherings and ordering the shut-down of a number of “non-life-sustaining” businesses. The restrictions on movement and operation have severely hit small businesses in Missouri and across the country. Many small business owners do not have the capital or ...

Missouri Courts Authorize Phone and Video Communication

Posted by Joshua Wilson | Mar 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

In response to the Coronavirus Disease Pandemic, the Missouri courts have authorized phone and video communication and teleconferencing to provide access to the courts. This important move will allow individuals to access the courts in emergency situations without having to put themselves or othe...

Emergency Child Custody Hearings During Coronavirus

Posted by Joshua Wilson | Mar 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

With schools closing and events canceled, there is a lot of confusion for Missouri families sharing custody. Parents may have a lot of questions about child visitation and child custody in light of the COVID-19 or coronavirus pandemic. What can parents do if they do not want to send their child t...

Missouri Courts During COVID-19

Posted by Joshua Wilson | Mar 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

In this ever changing time right now, there have been a lot of closures in the entire Missouri Courts' system. We are up-to-date with all court information and closures.   Today, the Missouri Supreme Court canceled almost all court activities via Court Order. There are several exceptions. We are...

Virtual Office Capabilities

Posted by Joshua Wilson | Mar 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

We are proud to be a forward thinking law firm. We are fully operational and virtual law firm. We are proud to be open for business. We will not stop advocating for our clients during the COVID-19 situation.

Courts in the UK Livestreaming Divorce

Posted by Joshua Wilson | Mar 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Families going through a divorce, child custody hearing, or other sensitive family court matters like to keep their issues private. The U.K. is implementing a plan to livestream family court proceedings to improve public understanding of the judicial system. Would family courts in the U.S. consid...

St. Patrick's Day DWIs

Posted by Joshua Wilson | Mar 09, 2020 | 0 Comments

St. Patrick's Day is coming up on Tuesday, March 17th. This means the weekend before and the day of will likely see a lot of people going out to enjoy some drinks, and maybe hear some traditional Irish music or try some Irish foods. Unfortunately, some of those people will end up behind the wheel...

Does Child Support Extend Through College?

Posted by Joshua Wilson | Mar 02, 2020 | 0 Comments

Child support in Missouri is supposed to provide for the financial needs and resources of the child. Child support considers the child's educational needs and the standard of living the child would have enjoyed had the marriage not been dissolved. Generally, parents are expected to financially pr...

My Spouse Won't Sign the Divorce Papers

Posted by Joshua Wilson | Feb 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

After finally deciding it is time to get a divorce, your spouse may still try and do what they can to make the process as difficult for you as possible. This may include avoiding service of the divorce complaint or refusing to sign a divorce agreement. Your spouse may complicate matters and make ...

Child Custody Safe Exchange Zones

Posted by Joshua Wilson | Feb 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Child custody is one of the most contentious parts of a divorce or separation. Unlike fights over alimony or property, the disputes involving child custody can continue long after the divorce papers are signed. Parents are often required to interact regularly for years until the child turns 18. W...

Child Runaway During Custody Dispute

Posted by Joshua Wilson | Feb 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Divorce and child custody disputes are difficult for parents but they can be even more difficult for children. Kids may blame themselves for their parents' divorce. A tense divorce can also create a hostile home life, where parents and children may be exposed to abuse, violence, yelling, fights, ...

Is Your Spouse Spying On You in a Divorce?

Posted by Joshua Wilson | Feb 07, 2020 | 2 Comments

A divorce can be a difficult time, especially when the individuals are fighting over child custody, property, and alimony. With such high emotions involved, people can do things they wouldn't normally do. This includes stalking, spying, or hiring a private investigator to follow the other spouse ...

Pet-Nup Agreements for Animals in Divorce?

Posted by Joshua Wilson | Jan 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

The majority of households in the U.S. have a pet. According to a survey by the American Pet Products Association, 67% of households own a pet, up from about 56% of households in 1988. The most common pets are dogs and cats, which can live for 10 years or more. It is not surprising that people be...

Visitation When a Child or Parent is Sick

Posted by Joshua Wilson | Jan 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

It may not be part of the parenting plan but at some point, parents will have to deal with visitation or custody changes when either a child gets sick or if one of the parents gets sick. In general, it is helpful for parents to discuss how illness or other last-minute changes can be accommodated ...

Does Domestic Violence Increase Around the Holidays?

Posted by Joshua Wilson | Dec 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

With the financial stress of the holiday season, gloomy weather keeping people indoors, and drinking around Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years, it would seem like it can be a recipe for domestic violence. There is a common misconception that domestic violence peaks around the holidays in the ...

Putting Off a Divorce Until the New Year?

Posted by Joshua Wilson | Dec 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you are waiting until the new year to file for divorce, you are not alone. There tends to be an increase in divorce filings in January. Divorce can be a big undertaking and you should make sure you have the help of an experienced Missouri divorce attorney on your side. If you have any question...

Why Aren't the Family Court Employees More Helpful?

Posted by Joshua Wilson | Dec 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

A common complaint for people trying to get help from the family court is that the employees and clerks at the court are not very helpful. It can be extremely frustrating to deal with the court when trying to figure out where to file a form, how to pay a filing fee, or where to ask the judge for ...

Holiday Child Custody Disputes Around Christmas

Posted by Joshua Wilson | Dec 06, 2019 | 0 Comments

Christmas can be one of the most contentious times for child custody and visitation disputes. The winter holidays are supposed to be a happy time for family, festivities, and celebrating a new year. Unfortunately, the holiday can provide an opportunity for child custody and visitation disputes to...

Should I Start Dating During the Divorce?

Posted by Joshua Wilson | Nov 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

There are lots of reasons why someone going through a divorce would want to start dating. Dating can make a person feel wanted after years of a loveless marriage. Dating can also help distract someone from such a stressful and painful process. However, there are a number of reasons why dating dur...

Thanksgiving and Child Custody Visitation

Posted by Joshua Wilson | Nov 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Thanksgiving is one of the most important family holidays for families in the U.S. Most people have at least the Thanksgiving Thursday and often following Friday off of work or school, to allow for time together as a family. For parents who share custody of a child, Thanksgiving can be a source o...

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