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Most people cannot conceive of any situation that sees them causing the death of another person. Death is such a dramatic and mind-boggling concept, the idea that something you do could possibly cause death seems impossible. Yet every year more than 20,000 people lose their lives in one of the most common events of modern life: Car accidents. And many ...

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When people think of the term “personal injury claim,” they usually imagine an injury inflicted by one person onto another, whether by accident or on purpose. However, many of the leading root causes of personal injury lawsuits and claims involve something other than other people. In fact, one of the most common causes of personal injury in Missouri are dog ...

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While the popular image of the divorce is a snarling couple, after years of emotional distance and resentment, spitting and tearing at each other in court, the fact is most couples who decide that a divorce is the only way forward don’t hate each other. They may have lost the ability to communicate effectively so they often seek to divorce ...

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In the state of Missouri and the city of Columbia, as in most other areas of the country, there is a division between a “juvenile” justice system and an adult justice system. This is obviously due to the fact that children are judged to lack the experience and maturity to be able to identify right from wrong in complex situations. ...

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Divorce is disruptive and traumatic, but it is designed to ultimately reap a more stable and less disruptive existence for both spouses and children. In a marriage that has lost the fundamental sense of emotional connection and mutual respect and in which communication has broken down, it cannot be convincingly argued that children are better off. While divorce is a ...

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Child support is very much like the children it intends to protect: It grows and changes over time. What made sense in the initial weeks and months after a divorce may not make sense a year later. As the child has grown, education and medical circumstances may have changed, and the custodial parent’s lifestyle or income may have changed. As ...

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A divorce is an incredibly difficult and painful experience for all involved. It’s even worse when children are involved, and sometimes a parent refuses to obey support orders. This can be due to a variety of reasons, but the fact is that while they are disobeying a court order, it is often difficult to compel compliance without the assistance of ...

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When a person dies as the result of the actions, in actions, or negligence of someone else or on the part of a business, it is considered a case of wrongful death in Mexico Missouri. Wrongful death is a specific legal term – certainly all deaths are in some sense wrongful, but not all are actionable against other parties. Wrongful ...

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Auto accidents are frightening – and frighteningly common. The causes of these accidents range from weather conditions and malfunctioning vehicles to the most common: Driver error. That means that a significant proportion of accidents resulted in more than injuries, they resulted in lawsuits. Statutes of Limitation on Auto Accidents in Columbia, Missouri Many people are unaware that in the state ...

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