How Do I Obtain Custody of My Children?
In Missouri, you can obtain legal and physical custody of your children. Legal custody is the ability to participate in decisions. In contrast, physical custody determines where the child lives and spends his or her time.
Courts can award joint custody for both designations. When parents disagree on the terms, courts will intervene.
Courts assume that the best interest of the child is spending time with both parents. However, your ex could convince them of otherwise. Work with a St. Louis family law attorney to help you challenge these allegations as well.