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C. Curran Coulter

Saint Louis Child Custody Lawyer.

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  1. How should I be using AVVO?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. John Joseph Westerhaus
    2. C. Curran Coulter
    3. Michael Leo Potter
    3 lawyer answers

    After claiming your profile, you can add/edit the information on it and answer questions posed by the public. *** If you like my answer, please mark it as the best answer. Sincerely, C. Curran Coulter II Attorney and Counselor at Law THE COULTER LAW FIRM, LLC 8000 Maryland Ave., Suite 1060 St. Louis, Missouri 63105 www.stl-lawfirm.com Phone: (314) 721-1116 Fax: (314) 725-1026 curran@stl-lawfirm.com Legal disclaimer: The response given is not intended to create, nor...

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  2. Where would I go to find case history results in my county of divorce settlements in regards to maintenance?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. C. Curran Coulter
    2 lawyer answers

    Maintenance can be changed through a modification of the judgment ordering the maintenance. The Missouri modification standard is set forth in RSMo 452.370. Caselaw would be able to further clarify what qualifies as meeting this standard. Also worth noting, you cannot have a judge order a step-down plan on his own or a plan that has a set end date. Those type of plans can only be ordered in a settlement of the parties. I would suggest contacting an attorney if you are interested in...

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  3. I'm getting divorced. Should I get an attorney to protect myself?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Joan Amendola Coulter
    2. Saundra Janelle McDowell
    3. C. Curran Coulter
    3 lawyer answers

    That is a personal choice. Many seek the advice of an attorney because of the complex nature of a divorce. Your husband is likely looking out for his best interest at this point, not your and possibly not your children's. An attorney will be able to give you independent advice and have the knowledge and experience to better advocate for your interest. Furthermore, as Joan Coulter said, you may be able to have your husband pay your attorney's fees. As a stay at home mom, you also may...

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  4. Can tape recordings regarding arguments between a ex wife be used as evidence in a custody dispute ?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. M. Todd Miller
    2. Melvin G. Franke
    3. C. Curran Coulter
    4. Benicia A. Baker-Livorsi
    4 lawyer answers

    Your ex wife (probably through her attorney) may try to introduce the recording. It is at the discretion of the Court whether they will be allowed in based on the judge's application of the rules of evidence. It is not outrageous to express your concern with her unwillingness to comply with a court order, nor to seek judicial relief if she is violating a court order - assuming that is all that the tape contains. Frankly, you should consider filing a contempt motion if she is not complying...

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  5. My ex owes 12,000 back child support is my daughter entitled to that money, even though is turned 21 and not working

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. C. Curran Coulter
    2. Benicia A. Baker-Livorsi
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes. The current situation does not affect the arrearage (over due court-ordered support), so the money is still due - most likely to you to support your daughter, not to your daughter directly. I would suggest contacting an attorney about filing a contempt motion.

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  6. Should child support continue to be paid to the child?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Patrick William Pedano
    2. C. Curran Coulter
    3. Benicia A. Baker-Livorsi
    3 lawyer answers

    As Mr. Pedano said, child support continues to the party awarded (your mother) until there is a modification or as long as you are enrolled sufficient hours (full time) or working sufficient hours and enrolled part time. Additionally, there is a requirement to prove enrollment and the rule changes if the child has special needs. Support would also cease if the child is emancipated. The amount of money any party makes make would not affect the payments unless there is a modification.

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  7. Can a co worker record my conversation with out me kn owing?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. C. Curran Coulter
    1 lawyer answer

    The rules regarding recording a conversation vary from state to state. In Missouri, single consent is required, judged by where the person consenting is located. So, Person A, in MO, could record their phone conversations with Person B, in MO or anywhere else, without telling Person B about the recording or getting consent. They may be able to use the information against you. Being able to sue and successfully suing are two different questions. An attorney would have to know more...

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  8. Can you become a cop if you have a felony on your record.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. C. Curran Coulter
    2. Nicholas Milan Loncar
    3. David B Pittman
    3 lawyer answers

    You may be able to get your record expunged, however, it is unlikely that you will be able to become a police officer with a felony in your background. There are attorneys that can help you with the expungement process.

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  9. Is there a emergency marijuana card I can get? someplace? by a high orderd person?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Andrea R. Rogers
    2. Robert Edward Caldwell Jr.
    3. C. Curran Coulter
    3 lawyer answers

    No - Marijuana is not legal in Missouri for recreation nor medical use at this time.

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  10. I have been married for 3yr been with my wife for 4yr with a 3yr old daughter when me and my wife first got together she told me

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. C. Curran Coulter
    2. Melvin G. Franke
    3. David Alexander Browde
    3 lawyer answers

    Under Missouri Law, there is a rebuttal presumption of paternity in certain situations (see below). This type of situation can be complicated. You may consider contacting an attorney to assistant you in this matter who practices in area of family law. "Presumption of paternity--rebuttal of presumption, standard of proof. 210.822. 1. A man shall be presumed to be the natural father of a child if: (1) He and the child's natural mother are or have been married to each other and the child is...

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