Margaret P. Murphy’s Guides

Margaret P. Murphy

Clayton Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Missouri: Your Divorce is Final, What's Left

    Written by attorney Margaret Murphy, about 2 years ago.

    You have finally signed all the paperwork.Or you have just received your Judgment and Order from the Court.You have exhausted all of your remedies, including appeal.Is it finally over?Well, almost. Now you need to follow your order.Did you agree to sign a car over to your ex?Then...

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  2. Missouri Child Support: Will I Ever End?

    Written by attorney Margaret Murphy, about 2 years ago.

    If you have an order of child support against you, you are aware that it needs to be paid every month.Many clients wonder when their child support is going to end.In the State ofMissouri, there are several different ways that child support can end, or be terminated. Emancipation ...

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  3. Missouri: Teenagers Struggle with Who to Live with, Mom or Dad?

    Written by attorney Margaret Murphy, about 2 years ago.

    In the State ofMissourithere are three kinds of custody for children who are the subject of family court cases.The first kind is physical custody.That covers where the child physically is at, at all times.The second time is legal custody.Legal custody covers all major decisions f...

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  4. Missouri: Summer Custody Plans

    Written by attorney Margaret Murphy, about 2 years ago.

    Ahh, summer time.For children its that magical time of the year when they are off school.For divorced parents it can be a switch in the usual custody plan.Every parenting plan has different language for summer vacation and subsequent travel plans, so please read your Parenting Pl...

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  5. Missouri: Separate and Marital Property

    Written by attorney Margaret Murphy, about 2 years ago.

    The State ofMissouriis considered a modified no-fault state in terms of filing for Dissolution of Marriage.This eliminates the requirements either party may have to prove dates of separation or bad acts on the part of the other party. The State ofMissourialso offers to parties s...

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  6. Missouri: The Role of Maintenance

    Written by attorney Margaret Murphy, about 2 years ago.

    An issue that I deal with in my practice that seems to be coming up more frequently is that of maintenance, otherwise called alimony, or spousal support.In this economy, many adults are out of work.They need every penny to meet their monthly expenses.One such source of funds is t...

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  7. Missouri: I am in a hurry, how fast can I get divorced?

    Written by attorney Margaret Murphy, about 2 years ago.

    I conduct several initial appointments a week for potential clients.One of the most frequent questions I am asked is how fast can we get this done?In todays economy and times, many clients want to streamline what can be a lengthy and costly process. The request for a quickie divo...

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  8. Missouri: Mediation in your Divorce or Custody case, can it work?

    Written by attorney Margaret Murphy, about 2 years ago.

    The role of mediation in resolving divorces and paternity is becoming much more common.One of the reasons it is so popular is because if successful, it can be much less costly than a contentious court battle.Mediation is mandatory in some states. In some of these states mediation...

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  9. Missouri: LIving with Steparents, a Kid's Perspective

    Written by attorney Margaret Murphy, about 2 years ago.

    When two people get married, they expect to be together forever.As adults we know that peoples feelings can change over time.This can happen even if both adults are dedicated to the children they share.Divorce is never an easy decision.Many times your children will be happier if ...

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  10. Missouri: What is Legal Custody?

    Written by attorney Margaret Murphy, about 2 years ago.

    What is legal custody?When most clients come in they know what kind of physical custody they are looking to enjoy with their children.Many though do not realize that physical custody is not the only kind of custody available.Legal custody covers major decision making responsibili...

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