In Missouri, when two parents go through a divorce, part of the process requires them to submit a parenting plan to the court. This parenting plan is intended to create a stable environment and includes specific information regarding how the children will be raised.
Over the past few years there has been a shift in custody agreements from just including who gets the kids for the holidays, to what the children's religious upbringing will entail. And while some of these are not as detailed and just include information regarding what religion the children will be raised, others give very specific information regarding religious education and how certain rites of passage will be handled, like a confirmation or a bar mitzvah.
Stange Law Firm won an important decisions today in reversing a maintenance (alimony) award entered in the St. Charles County Circuit Court against a father. The Court of Appeals agreed that the decision of the trial court was in error as to maintenance (alimony) and should be reversed and remanded. The Court of Appeals also found that the trial court "erred" in conducting an inquiry into father's religious beliefs.
An Indiana man is claiming a commissioner used his religion against him when deciding who would receive custody of his children.