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child support

Understanding Child Support – St. Louis Child Support Attorney

If you are in the middle of a divorce, it is imperative to work with a St. Louis child support attorney who can help you determine the terms necessary in your case.

For anyone divorcing who has children, child support may be one of the most challenging aspects to agree upon in a settlement. Child support is money a non-custodial parent is ordered to pay regularly to help the custodial parent properly provide for their child. It is often part of a divorce settlement, but can be part of a any lawsuit where a separated couple have a child together and one persona is providing for that child. Continue reading

St. Louis Child Support Lawyer: How Child Support is Calculated in Missouri

When two people have a child together the law imposes responsibilities on both parents to provide for the needs of the child. Under Missouri law the parent with custody supports the child directly, and a court may impose a duty of child support on the parent without custody. Courts can impose a duty of child support even if the parent with custody has the means to support a child. Child support can place a significant strain on a person’s finances and can also have a significant impact on your child’s well-being. As a result it is important for anyone facing a child support issue to consult with an experienced St. Louis child support lawyer. Continue reading

Woman Who Returned Adopted Son Ordered To Pay $150K In Child Support

A Tennessee woman who returned her son to Russia after legally adopting him is responsible for paying $150,000 in child support ruled a Tennessee judge. 

Artyem Saveliev was adopted from a Russian orphanage by Torry Hansen. Hansen said the boy became very violent and threatened to stab her mother to death, along with many other threats. Her parents put the then 7-year-old boy on a flight back to Russia alone with her consent in 2010.  

Although criminal charges were never filed, the agency she used sued her for child support. Advocates for international adoption said the case holds large implications for international adoptions and sparked outrage across the globe.The child was reportedly placed in a psychiatric hospital after he returned.

If you are in need of legal counsel concerning adoptions or any other area of family law, you need a highly-qualified Missouri attorney by your side. Call now for your free and immediate consultation.

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St. Louis, MO 63109

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