You’re driving along when all of a sudden, red and blue lights start flashing in your rear-view mirror. You pull over and an officer approaches your window, asks for your license and registration, then tells you he needs to search your vehicle. What do you do?
In another scenario, you’re at home minding your own business when you hear a knock at the door. You answer it to find a police officer standing outside. They say they need to search your home. Do you have the right to refuse?
YOU CAN WITHHOLD CONSENT TO A WARRANTLESS SEARCH
TYPES OF CHILD CUSTODY IN MISSOURI
Posted: November 30, 2016
In most cases, a parent’s prime objective during divorce is to gain custody of their children. What many parents do not realize, however, is that there are actually two different types of child custody: physical and legal.
LEGAL VS. PHYSICAL CUSTODY – WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?
Legal custody of a child means that a parent has the right and responsibility to make crucial decisions about a child’s wellbeing and upbringing on their behalf. Parents with legal custody can make decisions regarding their child’s schooling, medical care, religious upbringing, and other issues. Many courts within Missouri will favor awarding joint legal custody, meaning that this authority is shared by both parents.