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Children stolen from guardian's legal custody found in Missouri

9292215_S.jpgParents are responsible for ensuring the emotional and physical well-being of any children in their care. In some situations, the best interests of the child means that legal custody must be given to a Missouri adult who will provide the care that a parent may not be able to provide. Regardless of the circumstances, providing a safe and nurturing environment for the child is the goal of child custody cases.

Amendment would protect parents' rights to raise kids their way

13139151_S.jpgA bill is making its way through the Missouri General Assembly that would add the protection of certain parental rights to the state constitution. The joint resolution has passed the House of Representatives and was the subject of a Senate hearing this week. If it passes the Senate, the measure will go to the voters in November.

Equal rights for fathers gaining more traction around the country

9416258_S.jpgThe movement to get fathers on a level playing field when it comes to child custody is gaining acceptance in more and more places around the country -- although there is still work to be done. However, the presumption that joint custody is the best option for divorcing parents is being recognized in several states, and legislation is pending in other states.

Adoptive parents in Missouri have to shoulder big responsibility

16972198_S.jpgThere are thousands of kids who need to be adopted. Whether they're in the U.S. or overseas, in foster care or in an orphanage, toddlers or teenagers -- lots of kids need homes. And many Missouri parents have opened their lives to these kids to give them a better life.

Looking ahead to life after a child custody decision

11205267_s.jpgIn our last post we focused on things fathers should know before walking into the courtroom. And while it is certainly important for a dad to know exactly what he wants and to have an attorney who understands those wants, it is also important that a father thinks about what life will look like outside of the courtroom.

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