O.H.B. v. L.Y.S. (MLW No. 79610/Case No. ED110427 – 8 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Hardin-Tammons, J.) Appealed from circuit court, Cape Girardeau County, Koester, J. (Zachary Rozier, for appellant) (Laura Clubb, for respondent)Read More »
Domestic Relations: Child Neglect-Right to Appeal
In the Interest of: L.N.G.S. (MLW No. 79619/Case No. SC99786 – 8 pages) (Supreme Court of Missouri, Wilson, J.) Appealed from circuit court, Clay County, O’Hara, J. (Bruce B. Brown, Kearney, for petitioners) (Bryan K. McMahon, Liberty, for respondent)Read More »
Domestic Relations: Parental Rights-Termination
Where a father challenged the termination of his parental rights to six minor children, the trial court’s finding that termination was in the best interests of the children was not an abuse of discretion. Judgment is affirmed. Greene County Juvenile ...
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Domestic Relations: Property Distribution-Equalization Payment
Where a husband involved in a dissolution challenged the property distribution, the trial court properly found that an increase in the value of the husband’s non-marital company during the marriage was marital property, but it was unclear whether the court ...
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Domestic Relations: Temporary Child Custody-Hearing Requirement
Where a mother filed a petition for a writ of prohibition asserting that the trial court exceeded its authority by entering a temporary child custody order without conducting a hearing on the motion, the court was required to conduct a ...
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Domestic Relations: Parental Rights-Termination-Sexual Abuse
Where a mother challenged the termination of her parental rights, the judgment is affirmed because the conditions that caused the child to come under court jurisdiction continued because the mother refused to move out of the home of the child’s ...
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Domestic Relations: Parental Rights-Termination-Failure to Rectify
Where a father challenged the termination of his parental rights, his challenge to the factual finding supporting the failure-to-rectify ground had no merit, so the judgment is affirmed. Judgment is affirmed. In the Interest of: S.S. v. J.R.W.S. (MLW No. ...
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Domestic Relations: Divorce-Motion to Set Aside Judgment
Divorce Motion to Set Aside Judgment Wife appealed from the denial of her motion to set aside judgment and decree of dissolution in her divorce case after wife and her counsel failed to appear, arguing that she “established defenses and ...
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Domestic Relations: Divorce-Motion to Dismiss Appeal
Husband appealed from the trial court’s judgment of dissolution of marriage. Wife moved to dismiss husband’s appeal due to Rule 84.04 violations and other briefing deficiencies. Where husband failed to include concise statements describing where the errors complained of on ...
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Domestic Relations: Grandparent Visitation Rights-Denial of Reasonable Visitation
Mother appealed from the judgment granting grandparent visitation rights with mother’s son to the child’s paternal grandfather, the father of mother’s deceased husband. Mother argued that she did not deny grandfather reasonable visitation for a period exceeding 90 days. Where ...
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Domestic Relations: Child Support-Emancipation-Expert Testimony
(1) Where a father challenged a judgment modifying an original dissolution decree, the trial court erred in striking expert testimony on the son’s employability and emancipation, so the appellate court exercised its discretion to render the appropriate judgment, finding that ...
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