Creve Coeur & O'Fallon, MO Children’s Rights Attorneys
In the family law context, this might seem strange. After all, children are minors and must do whatever their parents say, right?
Actually, no. Once children reach an age of sufficient maturity to express their preferences, courts by statute must give weight to these preferences. Courts often want to hear from children their view of possible resolutions to a custody matter, and sometimes even appoint an attorney, called a guardian ad litem, to represent their interests. In cases involving allegations of abuse or neglect, courts must appoint a guardian ad litem for the child. Parents often forget that custody is to be determined by what is in the best interests of the child, not the particular wishes of the parents.
Children have rights in other family law-related contexts. For example, a child may wish to change his or her name. Or a child may face truancy or criminal charge in juvenile court. In these situations, children have rights to protect and assert, rights only an experienced family law attorney can adequately present to a court.
At The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C., we have many years of experience representing children’s rights in family court and juvenile court, including acting as a guardian ad litem.
We represent children and their interests in a variety of legal matters, including:
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Time is of the essence. As soon as you select The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. to represent you, we will immediately put our considerable experience and resources to work on your case. The sooner we can review the necessary information, the sooner we can formulate a strategy for your unique circumstances, helping to ensure the best possible outcome.
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New Changes to Missouri Family Law – Part Two
In our previous post we discussed some of the new changes to Missouri family law enacted in the recent legislative session. In this post, we
New Changes to Missouri Family Law – Part One
In the past legislative session that ended in May, the Missouri General Assembly passed multiple amendments to the Uniform Dissolution of Marriage Act (UDMA) that