Missouri parents know that child custody is often one of the most emotional and contentious aspects of a divorce. Even amicable couples often find themselves facing an impasse when it comes to agreeing on the terms of practical and beneficial child custody resolutions. For this reason, it is generally in the best interests of the parents to have the assistance of lawyers who are experienced in complex family law matters.
For various reasons, many individuals believe that it would be in their best interests to represent themselves in divorce. While this may seem practical, a divorce is a complex legal process, and people often find themselves overwhelmed by the paperwork and court process. As a result, an unrepresented individual may make the mistake of agreeing to a custody arrangement that is not in his or her best interests.