3 Ways to Make Higher Education More Affordable

Major life changes, including divorce, often prompt people to return to school to gain marketable job skills, pursue a new or unfinished degree or certificate program, or explore a different career path. If that describes you, bravo! Additionally, navigating how to pay for college for your children after your divorce can be tricky.  Either way,…

Think Equal Custody Means No Child Support? Think Again.

There are many questions and misconceptions surrounding child support obligations. One is whether sharing child custody 50/50 exempts divorcing spouses from owing and receiving child support payments. In Missouri, child support is based on financial need, to ensure that the parent with less income can properly provide for the kids. It is customary for the…

How Missouri Courts Calculate Child Support

Calculating child support in Missouri is a complex, income-based process. In a divorce, it is typical for the parent who makes less money to receive child support from the other parent. Child support calculations begin with some basic information, outlined below, and may be adjusted for individual circumstances. Here are some of the main considerations:…