child support

Missouri Child Support Termination Procedure

Missouri Child Support Question: I recently had my Missouri child support affidavit returned to me from the Missouri courts stating that the affidavit form is only for terminating all children. How do I terminate child support if only one of my children is considered emancipated? Answer from Missouri Divorce Lawyer Jordan Rapoff: Generally, in Missouri, child support terminates when a child dies, marries, enters the military, becomes self supporting, or turns 18. However, child support can continue after age 18, and all the way to age 21. Pursuant to Revised Missouri Statute 452.340, child support may continue beyond a child’s Read more

Understanding Missouri Child Support

By Jordan Rapoff Cordell & Cordell Missouri Divorce Lawyer In Missouri, in a proceeding for dissolution of marriage, legal separation, or child support, the court may order either or both parents to pay an amount reasonable or necessary for the support of the child. In calculating Missouri child support, the court will take into consideration several relevant factors. Missouri Child Support Factors 1) The financial needs and resources of the child; 2) The financial resources and needs of the parents; 3) The standard of living the child would have enjoyed had the marriage not been dissolved; 4) The physical and Read more