Stange Law Firm, PC will host Unmarried Fathers' and Fathers' To Be Seminar on October 15, 2014 and October 16, 2014. This free event will be held at Pitchers Sports Pub and Pizzeria at 7pm in Belleville, Illinois on October 15th, 2014 and at Fandango's Sports Bar and Grill in St. Louis, Missouri at 7pm on October 16th, 2014.
Whenever we assert the rights of a given group, it is important to remember that we are speaking in a kind of shorthand. For instance, "fathers' rights" is a shorter way of saying equal rights for fathers. Proud dads are not looking for special treatment, just fair and equal treatment in matters of child custody.
A 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.
When minors turn 18-years-old, they become legal adults. As a result, society tends to expect them to fend for themselves financially and socially unless their parents choose to help them out in some way. However, courts seem to be increasingly embracing the idea of ordering non-custodial parents to pay college tuition support as an extension of either divorce settlements or general child support obligations.
We've talked before on our St. Louis fathers' rights blog about how parents whose financial picture changes might seek child support modifications. Many of these requests are not reported on in the press, but when a high-profile case comes to light, it's a good opportunity to see how these alterations actually come to pass.
When St. Louis-area residents elect to divorce, there are many factors to think about -- lots of them financial in nature. Many of them are regarding issues directly connected with the family: dividing personal assets, possibly selling the family home, and setting up child support arrangements. However, family concerns are not the only considerations that need to be made when couples are going through a divorce.
While the specifics of every divorce vary depending on a variety of circumstances, certain matters are more likely than others to be contentious. Those including children and money usually top the list and most are probably pleased when an agreement is reached. Individuals may not realize that the agreement may be revisited at a later date should one of the parties seek a modification.