C. Curran Coulter’s Answers

C. Curran Coulter

Saint Louis Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. In Missouri, is there an age a child can decide whether they want to continue visitation rights of the non-custodial parent?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. C. Curran Coulter
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2 lawyer answers

    The Court decides so long as the child is under it's jurisdiction (usually until they age out: 18 or 21 depend on if they pursue higher education - though could be longer if the child has special needs). The statute used to determine custody is RSMo 452.375. The child's wishes are one factor considered by the Court. Courts tend to give more weight to the child's wishes as they get older. However, the existing court order must be modified to make a change in custody/visitation If you...

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  2. What are my chances of losing custody of my daughter who is 7 or what are my chances of a modification order?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. C. Curran Coulter
    1 lawyer answer

    There are many factors that are considered when determining custody - listed in RSMo 452.375 (http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/c400-499/4520000375.htm). It is difficult to give odd in a situation because there are so many variables. I strongly suggest contacting an attorney with family law experience. They will be able to review your case in depth and advocate for your position in this situation. Hope this helps. *** If you like my answer, please mark it as the best answer....

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  3. Do I have to worry about a possible appeal to my divorce decree?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Josh P Tolin
    2. C. Curran Coulter
    3. Andrew Edward Zleit
    3 lawyer answers

    I would not worry about things that you cannot control. If she does file for an appeal, deal with it at that point. Appeals require the appropriate filing, valid service, and allows for time to do responsive pleadings. If you are still concerned, you can discuss your case with an attorney. They will need more information than was provided here, and they can discuss what if any issues within you case may be ripe for an appeal. *** If you like my answer, please mark it as the best answer....

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  4. HOW IS IT DETERMINED WHO STAYS IN THE PRIME RESIDENCE AFTER THE PAPERS ARE SERVED? HOME WAS OWNED BEFORE MARRIAGE.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. C. Curran Coulter
    2. Barbara Lynn Graham
    2 lawyer answers

    The parties can come to an agreement or the Court will decide based on evidence presented. Both should take into account how much of the equity was contributed by each party, who owned it before the marriage, etc. Practically, one will usually take the house and pay out to the other their portion of the equity or take a greater share of debts to make up for the others contributions. I suggest you talk to a family law attorney to ensure your rights are adequately asserted in this...

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  5. * Need of Second Opinion... "Can I keep receiving unemployment and possibly file for (Missouri) Social Security Disability?"

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. C. Curran Coulter
    2. Timothy Michael McFalls
    3. Paula Brown Sinclair
    3 lawyer answers

    There is not enough information provided in this question to fully answer your question. The Social Security Administration put out a pamphlet on disbility benefits that may be able to answer your question more fully - http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/10029.pdf If you need additional information, contact either SSA or an attorney with experience in that field. Good luck! *** If you like my answer, please mark it as the best answer. Sincerely, C. Curran Coulter II, J.D. Attorney and...

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  6. I was just turned down for a job because I am a DUI felon. The job was in a call center, working on the phone. Is this legal?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Kenneth Robert Heineman Jr.
    2. C. Curran Coulter
    3. Robert Edward Caldwell Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    It is legal to choose not to hire someone based on their prior DUI or felony charges. It is not like a protected class that receives additional protection against discrimination. It is surprising that they would tell you that a DUI is the only reason you did not get the job. Many articles have been written about the increased difficulty those with DUI's face in their job hunt, i.e. (http://ebranding.me/archive/the-impact-a-dui-charge-can-have-on-your-job-search/). Good luck finding...

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  7. Can you file a restraning order on your father and your father still have to pay child support?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. C. Curran Coulter
    2. Michael B. Watkins
    3. Joshua T. Mathews
    4. Benicia A. Baker-Livorsi
    4 lawyer answers

    He can get a restraining order (called "an order of protection") against his father if he meets the standards for filing one. More information on that is available on this website: http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=533 Child support obligations continue until: a) The child reaches a certain age: - 18 or high school diploma (whichever happens later) - If the child is enrolled in "an institution of vocational or higher education", up to 21 or until complete his/her education (which...

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  8. I live on a month to month lease at my apartments. I was informed today that to leave i have to give a 60 days notice

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Ronald Jay Eisenberg
    2. C. Curran Coulter
    3. Josh P Tolin
    4. George Costas Andriotis
    4 lawyer answers

    The answer to this question would depend on the terms of your lease. I suggest consulting an attorney in the area that has experience in this area of law. They will be able to review your lease to ensure your rights are properly advocated. Also, depending on what "horrible things" have happened in the apartment, you may be able to break the lease early. The attorney you consult will be able to tell whether that is applicable in this situation - i.e. Constructive Eviction. *** If you...

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  9. Is there anyway to merge felony cases from 2 different states to serve time or probation on both concurrently?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert Edward Caldwell Jr.
    2. Patrick Michael Lewis
    3. C. Curran Coulter
    3 lawyer answers

    It would be at the Judges' discretion. Your attorney would have to argue that the sentences should be served concurrently. Good luck! *** If you like my answer, please mark it as the best answer. Sincerely, C. Curran Coulter II, J.D. Attorney and Counselor at Law THE COULTER LAW FIRM, LLC 8000 Maryland Ave., Suite 1060 St. Louis, Missouri 63105 www.stl-lawfirm.com Office: (314) 721-1116 Fax: (314) 725-1026 curran@stl-lawfirm.com Legal disclaimer: The response...

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  10. Appealing a divorce with children

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joshua T. Mathews
    2. C. Curran Coulter
    3. Richard Edmund Hawkins
    4. Benicia A. Baker-Livorsi
    4 lawyer answers

    Appealing is not the only way to change a judgment. However, she can't just change a judgment instantly. If and when she does file for a change (such as a modification) to the existing judgment, you would benefit from contacting an attorney to help with the ensuing legal proceedings. Custody issues can become complicated and an experienced family law attorney will help you put together a strong case. *** If you like my answer, please mark it as the best answer. Sincerely, C. Curran...

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