Recent Posts in Family Law Category

  • Millennials Delay Marriage and Children

    || 14-Jun-2016

    According to a survey conducted by Gallup, data reveals millennials are in no rush to tie the knot. In fact, millennials have broken the previous demographic patterns of Baby Boomers, Generation Xers, and Traditionalists and currently hold the highest percentage of people listed as currently single/never married (59%) for their age group (18-36). Previously, only 16% of Generation Xers in that age ...
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  • New Bill Allows for PDLs during a Motion to Modify

    || 12-May-2016

    A new bill pending now proposes the allowance for a PDL when a parent files a motion to modify divorce arrangements. Currently in the state of Missouri, when you file a motion to modify due to a change in circumstance, you don’t have the ability to start a PDL. A PDL is a temporary agreement both parties come to while they await the finalization of their court case. During a divorce case, ...
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  • How is Child Custody Determined?

    || 24-Feb-2016

    How a child custody case will play out consistently revolves around what the court determines to be in the best interests of the child, without giving preference to either parent ahead of time. If you are considering filing for custody of your child in Missouri, you need to familiarize yourself with how the state handles such issues. What exactly falls within the best interests of the child is ...
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  • 37 Million Users' Data Leaked from Ashley Madison Affair Dating Site

    || 24-Aug-2015

    Approximately 37 million people who had signed up on Ashley Madison had their personal information leaked on Tuesday. An anonymous hacking group, called Impact Team, have come forward to take responsibility. One of the reasons they had targeted the site was the fact that Ashley Madison was charging its users to delete their personal data, as well as the history of messages to other members. What ...
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  • How does a prenuptial agreement work?

    || 1-Jul-2015

    A prenuptial agreement is a type of contract which two people about to be wed enter into that establishes the rights of each spouse should they choose to divorce or if one spouse dies. Prenuptial agreements can benefit couples by allowing them to avoid litigation later on since there is already an agreement in place on how property will be divided should the marriage end. Without an agreement, the ...
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  • Surpreme Court Rules in Favor of Nationwide Recognition of Gay Marriage

    || 30-Jun-2015

    June 26 saw the U.S. Supreme Court hand down another in a string of highly-publicized rulings, this time declaring same-sex marriage to be permissible under the constitution, and thus legal in all 50 states. The 5-4 decision appears to be the penultimate victory for those pushing for equal marriage rights for same-sex couples which began in 2003 with the Supreme Court throwing out state laws which ...
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  • Pedano, O’Shea, McGavic & Hogenmiller, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of Alex Ledbetter to the firm as a law clerk. Alex was born in Champagne-Urbana, Illinois and was raised in St. Louis, Missouri where he attended DeSmet Jesuit high school. He graduated with his Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in history with honors from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri. His thesis ...
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  • Attorney McGavic Elected to YLD Executive Committee Member-at-Large

    || 14-May-2015

    Managing partner and co-founder of the St. Louis family law firm Pedano, O’Shea, McGavic & Hogenmiller, LLC Attorney Jamie L. McGavic, Esq. was recently elected to be a Member-at-Large of the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Executive Committee for 2015-2016 of The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. The YLD offers membership to attorneys 36 years of age or younger or who are within ...
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  • Missouri House Bill could Significantly Change Maintenance Laws

    || 14-Apr-2015

    Maintenance is a means of providing for the reasonable financial needs of a spouse who the court decides is unable to meet their own needs. As it currently stands, maintenance orders are typically modifiable when ordered by the Court, which means maintenance lasts until someone dies, the recipient of maintenance remarries, or there is a substantial and continuing change in circumstances resulting ...
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