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Knowledge of your legal rights is power, especially when you are arrested and face criminal charges. At Howard L. Lotven, P.C. in Kansas City, I represent individuals charged with Missouri misdemeanor and felony crimes.

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Fatherhood is an important aspect of many people’s lives. When parents hope to provide positive life experiences for their children, this often means developing a healthy child-parent relationship and providing access to a quality education and health care. But not having custody or visitation rights can make this quite difficult for fathers to do.

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One of the most challenging parts of divorce is figuring out how to divide all your assets with your spouse. Property division laws vary for each state, but each one requires you and your spouse to split your assets during a divorce.

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When parents divorce or unmarried individuals have a child together, both parents remain responsible for supporting the child financially. Applying for child support through the Missouri Department of Social Services allows the custodial parent to establish paternity if necessary, locate the other parent and request a court order for financial support.

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No two circumstances are entirely the same, and for some Missouri offenders, participating in a diversion program may help make amends and avoid a harsh punishment. When prosecutors review a criminal case, some defendants who show a promise of reconstructing their lifestyle may benefit from a second chance.

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