St. Louis, Missouri Divorce, Child Support and Custody Lawyer

Cynthia Moseley Fox, Attorney at Law

7751 Carondelet Avenue
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Clayton, Missouri 63105

Phone(314) 727-4880
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Cynthia Moseley Fox, Attorney at Law has handled all matters of family law in the surrounding areas of St. Louis, Missouri with more than 25 years of caring and effective representation.



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 Mediating a Custody Crisis Can Be Better than Going Back to Court

Absent substantiated claims of abuse by the father or some other significant shortcoming in fulfilling his role as father, the court would not likely approve a substantial reduction in his time based upon his children expressing a preference for their mom. At least not for kids under 15, which is when the court begins to defer to the wishes of the child.

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 Divorce Presents Many with the Opportunity for Fresh Start

Divorce is, quite literally, a termination point. A union of two lives, whether over several years or just a few months, comes to an end with the strike of a judge’s gavel. At that moment, one road travelled together ends and two new roads must be built and navigated separately.

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 Divorcing Couples Can Save a Lot of Money with Mediation

One of the hardest things about divorce is its cost, not just emotionally and psychologically, but in cold hard cash. A typical scenario is a husband, wife and two attorneys. Add the expense of outside experts if there are disputes over who can better parent their children or the valuation of an asset such as a business that one or both owns, and the bottom line is fees well into five figures for each party.

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 An Unfaithful Spouse Today Brings about New and More Deadly Consequences

“I think my wife is having an affair. What should I do?” The man asking is in my office and thinking about a divorce. His wife’s possible affair is one of several reasons.

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 A Pokey Ex Could End up in the Pokey if They Refuse to Bring Your Kids Back on Time

Involving the police usually solves the problem, if the police will intervene on your behalf. Sometimes, though, they are reluctant to step into what they see as a squabble between private parties, not realizing that their reluctance emboldens the recalcitrant spouse to push the envelope further.

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 What to Do if Your Ex Fails to Return Your Children on Time

A parent that willfully refuses to return a child at the time indicated in a valid court order, without good cause, commits a Class D felony of child abduction punishable by up to four years in prison.

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 A Good Lawyer Can Tap a “Deadbeat Dad’s” Retirement Plan for Past Due Child Support

A wage assignment is a great first step for anyone with a delinquent “ex”, particularly one that’s steadily employed for someone else. And, for the person with limited means needing comprehensive assistance, CSE can’t be beat, although their high caseload often means it can take 6 to 9 months or more for CSE to execute their administrative options of tapping into someone’s wages or placing a lien on their bank account.

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 Grandparents and Stepparents Have Limited Rights in Missouri

Stepparents, grandparents, siblings and others parenting children not their own were especially vulnerable should the child’s natural parent(s) decide to end that relationship. Today, the rights of “third party parents”, especially grandparents, are afforded more protection than a generation ago, but these rights still remain distinctly subservient to those of the natural parents.

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 Lately, More Men Are Going to Court to Prove They Are Fathers

With the way human reproduction works, there is rarely controversy about the mother’s identity. The birth certificate states who is the mother. But, dad’s identity can be subject to question, even in seemingly stable relationships. When that question arises, the only conclusive determination is through testing matching up the DNA characteristics of child, mother and father.

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 Should You Share the Same Home while Getting a Divorce?

“Should I move out?” I hear this often from those contemplating divorce. Typically, it’s the husband asking and he is initiating the divorce. He is worried about giving up his interest in the house, and the right to return.

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 “Bad” Spouses Are Rarely Punished. Getting on with Your Life Is the Prize in Most Divorces

Family Court judges spend much of their day hearing the awful things warring spouses say and do to each other. They become jaded and are reluctant to penalize one spouse for their misconduct, even when it’s admitted, be it infidelity, excessive gambling, substance abuse, or even abusive behavior, unless it is to the extreme of what they hear day in and day out.

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 Dating while Divorcing

The reason divorce lawyers counsel against dating while the divorce is pending, even if separated, is that it has the potential to increase both the cost and the stress of the divorce trial. You are not supposed to date if you are married. Judges, however, rarely punish someone who begins dating—sexually or otherwise—once they have physically separated from their spouse.

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 “Loose Lips”: Close Friends and Some Therapists can Be Forced to Reveal Your Secrets in a Divorce Trial

In Missouri, counselors not a member of one of the classes I’ve named can be compelled to testify about the details revealed in a therapy session, although this occurs rarely and in only the most divisive cases. Further, a conversation with a minister may not be protected if that person is not then functioning as your “spiritual advisor, confessor, counselor or comforter”.

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