Paternity, Child Custody, Child Support, Grandparent Rights
Paternity: When a child is born to unwed parents, a father’s paternity must be shown for custody. A parent may file a paternity action to establish parental rights as well as child custody, visitation and child support. Much like divorce laws, paternity laws are complex and guidance is necessary in most cases. Alfano Law firm can assist in establishing parental rights, custody, visitation and support.
Child Custody and Support: When a parent wants to establish custody in Missouri, a parenting plan is required. A parenting plan is exactly what is sounds like. It is a plan that parents follow in regard to their minor children. Parents can establish this plan together, through a mediator or through a court trial. Parenting plans cover visitation, holiday and summer schedules, education, child care expenses, insurance, exchange locations, and more. There are guidelines in Missouri that determine the amount of child support a parent may receive. Missouri bases child support on Missouri’s Form 14 calculation. A sample form 14 can be found HERE. Parents can also mediate or agree on a child support amount.
Grandparent Rights: Often times when parents separate, grandparents are separated from grandchildren. In Missouri, grandparents can face many challenges in establishing their right of visitation. Alfano Law Firm guides grandparents thorough the process of establishing visitation.
Alfano Law Firm encourages healthy family relationships but know how difficult that can be at times. Call us today to walk you through these issues.