At what age can a child in Missouri decide which parent to live with?

At what age can a child in Missouri decide which parent to live with?


Does Child Support decrease if you have joint custody?

Joint custody doesn’t negate a child support obligation. Even if both parents share custody on an equal basis, one parent will inevitably owe some amount in child support. Unless of course both parents earn exactly the same income and spend exactly the same amount of time with the children, which is highly unlikely.

What is the disadvantage of joint custody?

Cons of Joint Child Custody The child might have a hard time adjusting from one home to another, back and forth. It can be especially hard on small children who prefer stability. Joint child custody does not work for every divorced couple. Some are able to make the best out of it, while others make the worst out of it.

Can I move with my child if I have joint custody?

Ultimately parents should comply with the parenting agreement or Court orders that are in place. That applies to both parents, not just the parent who has primary care of the child. If you can’t agree, then the parent who wishes to relocate will need to seek a change to the Court order.

What happens with custody when one parent moves out of state?

If a parent has sole custody, he or she may be able to move if access and visitation rights can be worked out with the other parent, or if the court gives its permission. In those cases, the parent who wishes to move with the child will likely need court approval to change the agreement or order.

Can I take my child out of state for vacation without fathers permission?

If no custody order exists, a short trip without court permission is allowed under normal circumstances. If a non-custodial parent takes the child out of state without the custodial parent’s permission or the court’s permission, he or she may lose rights of the child if a custody determination does take place.

Can I take my daughter out of state for vacation?

For example, a Court Order may require any parent who is taking a child on a vacation out of state to give notice to, or get permission from the other party. If the Court Order is silent, then either parent may legally take the child out of state on vacation, but must return before the normal custodial period is over.

Do I need dads permission to take child abroad?

If both parents have parental responsibility, and there are no child arrangements orders or any restrictions in place, then neither of you can take the child abroad without the written consent of the other person with parental responsibility. This is the same for a mother, who alone has parental responsibility.