The Moniteau County Courthouse is located in California, Missouri which is the county seat of government. There are a number of cities and towns located in Moniteau County including California, Clarksburg, Enon, Fortuna, High Point, Jamestown, Latha, Lupus, McGirk and Tipton. There are a limited number of divorce lawyers located in Moniteau County, Missouri. There are also a limited number of child custody lawyers in California, Missouri. The limited number of family law attorneys in Moniteau County is due to the size of the population. Consequently, many people contact a divorce lawyer and child custody attorney located outside of Moniteau County for representation.
From our law office in Jefferson City, Missouri, our divorce lawyers represent clients in Moniteau County, Missouri. It’s a short drive to California, Missouri for court. In order to represent our divorce clients efficiently, we allow our clients the option of in-person meetings, phone conferences, and sometimes video conferences. Divorce cases generally involved a number of issues:
A divorce is the process that legally allows parties to dissolve their marriage. There are a number of issues that must be resolved in a divorce case. Oftentimes, getting the divorce is the easy part of the case compared to the other issues that must addressed including the division of the marital assets and debts, determining child custody, and addressing child support.
As part of the final divorce judgment, the court is required to divide the marital assets and marital debts and award to each spouse his or her separate property. Sometimes this process is done through an agreement between husband and wife. On other occasions, the court will divide the marital assets and debts at a trial.
While the population of Moniteau County may be smaller than some of the surrounding counties, there are a number of families that have significant assets resulting in high net worth divorces occurring at the courthouse in California, Moniteau County. People have significant land holdings. Family farms are located throughout Moniteau County. There are significant tracts of real estate that are often the subject of divorce cases.
Child custody is a subject that is frequently litigated in California, Moniteau County, Missouri. Children are an important part of our lives. Parents are willing to fight to obtain custody of their children. Sometimes parents are able to reach an agreement as to who should have custody and the amount of time the children will spend with each parent. But there are also times where the parents do not agree. In cases where the parents do not agree, the court must decide the outcome.
Child support is a means to provide financial support to a parent to assist that parent in raising a child. The courts take into consideration the income of both parents in determining child support. The idea is for a child to benefit from the income of both parents as if the child was living in the same home with those parents. There are laws that apply to the court determining child support.
Residents of Moniteau County can file their adoption, divorce, child custody case, child custody modification, child support case, and paternity case at the Moniteau County courthouse. Our family lawyers are familiar with the Local Court Rules for Moniteau County because our lawyers regularly practice in Moniteau County. The Local Court rules that apply to divorces in Moniteau County also apply Camden, Laclede, Miller, and Morgan counties. In addition to divorce cases, we also handle a variety of other family law matters in California, Moniteau County, Missouri which include:
A child custody modification is a court proceeding whereby a parent seeks to change a prior court ordered custody schedule. Just like an initial child custody determination, whether done in a divorce proceeding or as part of a paternity case, parent may agree to a custody schedule. Other times, the judge must decide the outcome of a child custody modification. There are legal requirements in order to proceed with a child custody modification which are different than those during an initial divorce or paternity case.
A child support modification can be heard by the court in California, Moniteau County, Missouri. There are legal requirements to change or modify a prior order for child support. The court must have the financial evidence to be able to modify a prior judgment for child support. Our experienced child support lawyers regularly practice in before the judges in California, Moniteau County, Missouri.
Not every lawyer that practices family law is an experienced adoption lawyer. You will want an experienced adoption lawyer to represent you in California, Moniteau County, Missouri. Our experienced adoption lawyers practice in California, Moniteau County, Missouri. Our adoption attorneys are well versed in adoption law, and speak on the subject regular as part of training panels for both foster and adoptive parents.
A paternity case involves a court declaring a man to be a father of a child. A paternity action filed in California, Moniteau County, Missouri can be filed by the child’s mother or a man who believes that he is the father of the child. Paternity cases, like almost every other court case, can be resolved by an agreement between the parties or by the case proceeding to trial. The main issue to be decided is whether a specific man is the father of the child. After paternity is established, then issues of child custody and child support are also usually determined.
A change of name case is what it sounds like which is the legal process of changing a person’s name. An adult can seek to change her name. A child, acting through a parent or legal guardian can also seek a change of name. A change of name is filed at the Moniteau County Courthouse.
A prenuptial agreement is a legal documents signed by two people before becoming married. The purpose of the prenuptial agreement is to protect assets that are already owned from later being classified as marital property. Marital property is subject to a property division in a divorce.
There are not many child custody lawyers in California, Moniteau County, Missouri. Our child custody lawyers regularly practice before the judges in California, Moniteau County, Missouri. Our experience handling child custody cases before the judges in Moniteau County allows us to be able to provide our guidance and insight in assisting you with your divorce, child custody or paternity case. While the statutes in Missouri are the same whether you are trying your child custody case in California, Missouri or elsewhere, the law allows each judge to exercise her or his discretion. And each judge has their own thoughts when it comes to exercising that discretion.
From our office in Jefferson City, Missouri, our experienced divorce lawyers will assist you with your divorce in California, Missouri. Our family lawyers are experienced in all aspects of family law. Scott Hamblin has litigated cases for more than two decades in counties throughout Missouri including divorce and child custody cases in California, Moniteau County, Missouri. Scott has appeared before numerous judges in California and is knowledgeable of the Local Court Rules in Moniteau County. Please contact Scott to assist you with your divorce, child custody or family law case.
A Jefferson City man faced DUI charges following a field sobriety test. Charges against the defendant were dropped after Scott successfully maintained the client’s claims that the test results were inaccurate. While the client initially appeared to be in a difficult situation, Scott was able to push investigators to determine the sobriety test results as invalid, so the charges were dismissed.
A mother was seeking sole custody of her children following a divorce. The father refused to cooperate, leaving the client in a difficult situation as she felt as though her children didn’t have a voice. Scott recognized her need for an advocate and carefully listened to the children’s wishes, which conclusively helped the client achieve sole custody of her children and protected their best interests.
A client from Fulton was accused of drug possession as a result of a home search. While drug charges may potentially be filed as a Class C felony involving severe consequences, Scott was able to help the client receive a reduced sentence. Ultimately, the client faced significantly smaller penalties compared to the initial charges.
Scott assisted a defendant in a particularly challenging divorce case in which the other spouse was not cooperating. Scott was able to help the client avoid court through an aggressive legal approach to resolve all outstanding disagreements while maintaining the client’s long-term needs.
One client sought legal assistance after an altercation with another individual in Jefferson City. The client was arrested on assault charges despite allegedly not starting the fight. Since an arrest can lead to life-altering penalties such as being terminated from employment and serving jail time, Scott was able to build a solid legal defense in the client’s favor and argued in favor of the client’s innocence.
A grandparent sought visitation rights to his grandchild after the parent tried to block him. Scott takes grandparents’ rights very seriously, and so he devised a strategy to help the grandparent set a visitation schedule. Scott developed a strategy to show that the child’s best interests were fulfilled through the grandparent’s ability to visit the child, helping push the case towards a resolution in the client’s favor.
Scott assisted a client who was injured in a car accident due to another driver’s negligence. The defendant claimed that the opposing party using their phone at the time of the crash, and Scott emphasized this claim to show that the other driver was at fault for the client’s injuries. The case concluded with the client receiving the necessary compensation for medical bills following a long hospital stay due to injuries.
I have been working with Mr. Hamblin for almost one and a half years and consider him to be one of the finest Lawyers I have ever done business with. Mr. Hamblin’s understanding of Missouri law is to say the least encyclopedic. His areas of expertise are broad and far-reaching. While working with Mr. Hamblin…
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Scott Hamblin represented my son in a high-profile case. Scott was highly professional throughout the course of the proceedings, prompt and thorough in answering all of our questions and, most importantly, was very prepared when he represented my son in the courtroom, which resulted in a very favorable outcome. Our family cannot thank Scott enough…
Mr. Hamblin succeeded in winning a child custody modification case for me that most lawyers I spoke with wouldn't even take on. Many told me that modifying a child custody agreement was nearly impossible. Due to the changes at my children's Father's house and the toll it was taking on their mental health, my children…
I am so grateful that I hired him, he gave me hope to overcome my fear and anxiety. Now my case was dismissed because of his hard work. Thank you so much Attorney Scott. May God bless you, and keep continuing to save people's lives!!!
There are no words to express how grateful I am for the opportunity to be represented by Mr. Hamblin. I have enjoyed working with him and his assistant, especially through some of the most challenging moments of my life. Selecting someone to handle your case can be a very difficult decision to make, but even…
I got stuck between a rock and a hard place in my situation as was in need of help. Scott was appointed to be via public defender for a federal case and I could not have wished for a better lawyer and overall individual. He would show up for me while I was incarcerated on…
Scott is a very compassionate but honest man. I have known Scott for 10+ years. I met him while fostering children with Cole County Children's Division. When he became the adoption lawyer for Cole County Children's Division in 2007 my husband and I were one of the first to use him to become adoptive parents…
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