Chesterfield Mothers’ Rights Attorneys
Understanding Your Rights as a Mother
We at The Roberts Law Firm, P.C. safeguard the rights of both mothers and fathers. Our Chesterfield mothers’ rights lawyers can help you navigate the legal process if you are facing issues of child custody and visitation, child support, and related matters.
The following are some of the factors and issues relating to the rights of mothers in the state of Missouri:
- Higher earnings by the father does not automatically equate to greater physical custody rights to the child.
- Courts offer the ability to determine the paternity of the child and may order child support and a determination of custody rights.
- If a father has abandoned the child, the courts may terminate his rights to have custody and visitation of the child.
- Mothers may be able to change custody based on the mental health and stability of the father, depending on how it affects the child’s growth.
Contact The Roberts Law Firm, P.C. online or by phone at (636) 590-4864 to schedule a consultation today.
Legal Factors Used to Determine Child Custody in Missouri
Legal factors governing custody in Missouri are as follows:
- The best interest of the child
- The wishes of the child’s parents as to custody and the proposed parenting plan submitted by both parties
- The needs of the child for a frequent, continuing, and meaningful relationship with both parents and the ability and willingness of parents to actively perform their functions as mother and father for the needs of the child
- The interaction and interrelationship of the child with parents, siblings, and any other person who may significantly affect the child’s best interests
- Which parent is more likely to allow the child frequent, continuing, and meaningful contact with the other parent
- The child’s adjustment to the child’s home, school, and community
- The mental and physical health of all individuals involved, including any history of abuse of any individuals involved.
- The intention of either parent to relocate the principal residence of the child
- The wishes of a child as to the child’s custodian
If the court finds that a pattern of domestic violence has occurred and if the court also finds that awarding custody to the abusive parent is in the best interest of the child, then the court shall enter written findings of fact and conclusions of law. Custody and visitation rights shall be ordered in a manner that best protects the child and any other child or children for whom the parent has custodial or visitation rights, and the parent or other family or household member who is the victim of domestic violence from any further harm.
Contact Our Firm Today
If you are a mother who is concerned about your right or the right of your child’s other parent to child custody and visitation, or you need assistance with a child support, paternity, or similar matter, reach out to The Roberts Law Firm, P.C. today. Our Chesterfield mothers’ rights lawyers are here to help you navigate the family law and divorce process.
Call us at (636) 590-4864 or submit an online contact form to get started with your initial consultation.