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- University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
- J.D. (1981)
- Central Missouri State University
- B.S. (1980) | Criminal Justice Administration
- Missouri Bar
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4 Questions Answered
- Q. If you missed a court date can you still contest your speeding ticket?
- A: Yes. You must surrender, post bond and then you will receive a court date. You should contact the Court to determine the amount of the bond so you will have sufficient funds available before you appear at court or the police department.
- Q. Is there a specific form for this and anything else I should include?
- A: A Show Cause Order is granted upon a Motion for Contempt which must be personally served on the other party. You should file a Motion for a Temporary Order pursuant to 452.315 RSMo. 2016 and request child support, maintenance as well as attorney's fees and costs to be incurred. You should also consider paying a retainer with funds acquired by accessing marital and/or separate property.
- Q. Can my daughter’s dad terminate child support for only one semester of bad grades in college?
- A: Absent special circumstances, the answers to your questions are Yes and No. Please see 452.340 RSMo 2016.
- Q. If the receiving parent refuses to work (legally) & doesn't file taxes, what can the paying parent do ?
- A: Father may introduce proof the Mother is employed. He may also request the Court impute an income to her based upon her earning capacity. This is not the amount she earns; it is the amount she could earn if she did work. This determination takes into consideration her education, licenses, employment history, etc. Generally, the documents from the last judgment will reflect her income at that time. Father may request financial documents, such as loan applications, bank statements, etc. which may show income. The cost of the child's health insurance and the visitation schedule are also factors which effect the support amount. Father may also want to speak with a tax preparer about filing amended returns for certain years to claim the child or children. Father can report Mother's income information to the Internal Revenue Service; but unless the total amount she made exceeds the threshold limit, no consequences will result. Moreover, Father should probably not take that course of action until after the conclusion of the lawsuit.
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