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August 2012 Archives

Missouri parents of rape-conceived kids have more protection

The recent firestorm over U.S. Rep. Todd Akin's comments about "legitimate rape" have generated discussion on a variety of topics, including custody and parental rights of rapists if the victim chooses to have the child conceived during the rape.

Divorcing parents may reduce conflict by focusing on kids

Parents that focus on their children instead of the past relationship problems are likely to become better parents, according to Dr. Marilyn Coleman, a Human Development and Family Studies professor at the University of Missouri. Learning to communicate with each other regarding issues regarding the kids seemed to impact communication in other areas and may lead to less contentious child custody disputes.

Stevie Wonder files for divorce from fashion designer wife

Missouri residents may be interested to know that renowned soul singer, Stevie Wonder, and his wife, fashion designer Kai Millard Morris, have decided to end their marriage. Wonder filed divorce papers on July 26 after 11 years of marriage.

Randy Jackson owes delinquent child support for adult children

Family law issues can be complicated, and this is true even for celebrities. According to a recent report, the youngest brother in the world-famous Jackson family, Randy Jackson, now owes $500,000 in delinquent child support payments to the mother of two of his children, Alejandra Oaziaza. Their children are now 22 and 20 years old.

A trust can be used to protect assets in a Missouri divorce

By the time a couple files for a divorce in Missouri, it is often too late to take steps to protect either one's assets before the property division is made. So before a couple gets married, it is important to think about how they want to handle property and financial interests.

Joseph J. Porzenski
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