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St. Louis Child Custody Lawyer

Fighting for Parents' Rights in Missouri

When it comes to preserving your family, our St. Louis child custody lawyers at STL Law Group are committed to helping you every step of the way. If you are going through divorce and are seeking custody or visitation rights, our child custody attorneys are committed to representing you until the very end. This can be a tiring and emotional time for you and your family; allow us to help.

Physical & Legal Custody in MO

The areas that are discussed in child custody hearings are physical custody, legal custody, and visitation rights. When one parent is given sole custody of the child, the other parent can request visitation. Physical custody addresses where the child will be residing and which parent will be responsible for the daily needs of the child. Legal custody refers to who will have authority over the child's education, religious upbringing, medical care, and other areas of their life. A skilled St. Louis child custody attorney from our firm can give you effective and personalized legal representation throughout the entire process.

In Missouri, custody is determined by taking into consideration the following factors:

  • The wishes of the parents and the child
  • Current living arrangements
  • Amount of time that the child spends with each parent
  • The economic status of each parent
  • Health needs of the child
  • History of drug use or violent crimes

    Types of Custody That Can Be Awarded

    When granting custody, the courts can either give one parent sole custody of the child or decide to give each parent joint custody. Joint custody is where both parents are given shared authority over varying aspects of the child's life. In joint custody, physical and legal custody are split between both parents. Furthermore, the courts can grant temporary custody while divorce proceedings are taking place.

    Call STL Law Group Today

    If you or someone you love is dealing with a complex custody matter, have them reach out to STL Law Group today. If you choose to work with us, you can have peace of mind knowing you are working with seasoned St. Louis child custody lawyers backed by years of experience.

    For more information, call STL Law Group at (314) 888-5944 and schedule a free phone consultation.

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