By Ryan R. Bauerle, Cordell & Cordell Divorce Attorney Not all child custody orders are meant to last forever. While many orders will remain intact without changes until the child or children are aged out, most of the time that is simply not the case. Oftentimes, the original order was …CONTINUE READING
Ex Parte Order
Can She File A Restraining Order To Kick Me Out?
Question: My wife told me she is going to file a restraining order to kick me out of the house. Can she legally do that?CONTINUE READING
4 Things To Know About False Allegations Of Abuse
In one of his Huffington Post columns, Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joe Cordell wrote about how false allegations of abuse often target men during divorce. To be sure, domestic violence is a serious issue. Over the past several years, awareness regarding domestic violence has skyrocketed and there are now …CONTINUE READING
Can A Court Prevent Visitation Without A Hearing?
Question: Is the court ever allowed to prevent visitation without a hearing or evidence that the children are in any harm?CONTINUE READING
What Are My Rights After Being Served An Ex Parte Order?
Question: My wife recently filed an ex parte order and I was kicked out of our house. I only had a few minutes to gather my things. There are a few personal items, like work boots and my personal car, that I need. How do I get this stuff without …CONTINUE READING
The Nuclear Weapon Of Divorce: Orders Of Protection
Last week, Cordell & Cordell principal partner Joe Cordell fielded questions from callers on the Charlie Brennan Show on KMOX NewsRadio in St. Louis. One of the questions concerned orders of protection. A caller described how when he started the divorce process his attorney warned him that his wife could …CONTINUE READING
Issuing Temporary Orders If The Ex Parte Motion Was Denied
Question: Can a temporary order be put in place if the ex-parte motion is denied? A judge signed temporary orders one day before denying an ex-parte motion because it was ruled there was no emergency, however the dismissal papers I have from the court were not signed by the judge.CONTINUE READING
Fighting A Temporary Restraining Order Obtained Ex Parte
Question: My ex-wife successfully filed a temporary restraining order against me while I was out of town and the children were with her during her parenting time. Even though I am the custodial parent she claimed “abandonment” because I went on vacation and filed for primary custody of the kids. …CONTINUE READING
Child Custody Modification If Ex-Wife Is Using Drugs
Question: My ex-wife has primary physical custody, but I think a child custody modification is in order because of the presence of drugs in her home. She was reported to Child Protective Services for having drugs in the home. An investigation found no drugs in the home, though she had …CONTINUE READING
How to get an order for exclusive use of the marital home
Question: I have been advised to file for exclusive possession of the marital home. How can I obtain an order for exclusive use of my house?CONTINUE READING