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When parents split or divorce, their first concern is their children. Parents have a lot questions about child custody and how Missouri’s family court determines which custody arrangement is best. They want to be sure their child adjusts to their new living arrangements and deal with such a drastic change to their daily life.
Family courts in Missouri prefer joint custody arrangements. This custody arrangement gives each parent equal time with a child and allows them both to have input into a child’s upbringing. Family courts in Missouri prefer joint custody because many studies have shown the arrangement helps children cope with divorce.
Other custody arrangements in Missouri include:
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