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Circumstances Change & So Can Your Missouri Custody Plan

by Mat Camp • January 27, 2021

The pandemic has brought tragedy and economic upheaval to most of the world. The U.S. has seen nothing comparable in decades – seemingly overnight, the U.S. economy went from boom to bust. Record low unemployment of 3.8% in February reached 13.0% in May as 14.3 million Americans lost their jobs due to widespread shutdowns meant […]

Missouri Adoption Process & Options

by Mat Camp • December 10, 2020

Last month, we celebrated National Adoption Month. You may be celebrating this month because multiple people in your family were adopted or maybe you are in the process of considering whether adoption is right for your family Either way it is good to know how the adoption process works. It is also good to know […]

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COVID-19 Custody Issues: School Quarantines For A Divorced Family

by admin • November 11, 2020

Now that many St. Louis area schools are returning back to in-person instruction (or a combination in-person and virtual education), there are many more concerns about school quarantine protocols. This Fall, many private and charter schools tested the waters for St. Louis City / County, and an early look at their results have raised a […]

Unique Custody Issues: COVID-19 and Sending Children to School 

by Mat Camp • August 17, 2020

For the past few months, the uncertainty of COVID-19 has disrupted the life of so many parents and children. As the summer flies by and school is approaching, the anxiety for parents is at an all–time high. Unfortunately, this decision can become even more difficult for parents who share custody. If you are a parent with a school-aged […]


Divorce, Separation and Property Division

by Mat Camp • June 26, 2020

The messiest part of any divorce is always the property division: “Who gets the dog?” “Who gets the house?” “Who is responsible for the debt?” Property can cover so many things – not just physical assets, but monetary assets and business holdings as well. Below we showcase an example of why property division matters and […]

Should You consider a Postnuptial Agreement? 

by Mat Camp • June 17, 2020

Everyone is familiar with prenuptial agreements, which are agreements made between two people before marrying that establishes rights to property and support in the event of divorce or death.     Many think of this concept as unromantic, as it acknowledges the possible end of a marriage before it even begins. However, prenuptial agreements are becoming more and more common as millennials are getting […]

Family Law More Than Just Divorce

by Mat Camp • April 21, 2020

So often when we tell people that Marler Law Partners practices family law, many of our friends and clients assume that just means divorce. However, family Law covers many domestic issues relating to family outside of divorce. Below are some of the many ways Marler Law Partners can serve you in family law: Divorce Child […]

What Does A COVID-19 “Stay-At-Home-Order” Mean For My Child Custody Agreement?

by Mat Camp • April 3, 2020

Many counties in the greater St. Louis area, including Jefferson County, are more than a week into their 30-day Stay-at-Home Order implemented to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. Additionally, St. Francois County is also implementing their own stay-at-home order effective Friday, April 3 following increased COVID-19 cases in Missouri. What this means is that […]

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Traditional Custody Agreements Are Changing To Emphasize Equality

by admin • September 11, 2019

One of the biggest shifts in family law in the past decade is the movement towards joint custody. While some states, like Missouri, have passed legislation to encourage more equal custody agreements, others are seeing a change in the traditional custody agreements strictly due to the cultural shifts. The traditional custody agreement usually looks something […]

Back To School Legal Advice

Back-To-School Legal Advice Parents Need To Know

by admin • August 13, 2019

In Missouri, schools are getting started as early as this week.  The beginning of the school year is always a good time to review any new school policies, look over waivers, and make sure you have the proper paperwork on file with the school and copies of important documents at home.  It may be a […]