February 2018 Archives

Your choice of attorney matters: section 1

In Missouri, even seemingly small infractions have the potential to land you in jail for a significant amount of time. We believe that defendants might be better equipped to avoid unnecessarily harsh sentences by choosing the right attorneys to defend their case. Kelly, Symonds & Reed, LLC might not be the right law firm for every case, and we are happy to admit that— especially if the admission results in a potential client receiving more apt representation elsewhere.

How to manage spring break parenting time disputes

Spring break is just around the corner. And if you are planning a getaway with the kids, your checklist should be sharp and thorough. Indeed, hotel or Airbnb reservations should be made, packing should coincide with the weather forecast, and you should make sure that there are no delays or other issues that would lead to your vacation being derailed.

Can I get child custody in Missouri if I serve in the military?

If you’re going through a divorce, you’re probably already in a stressful situation. If you and your ex have children together, the question of child custody adds an additional element of concern. If you serve in the military on top of that, you may be anxious that your likelihood of deployment or reassignment to another state could put you at risk of losing custody of your kids.

Do drug courts work?

If you are currently facing a Missouri drug charge, you may have valid concerns about having to potentially spend some time behind bars. Odds are, this is a fate you want to avoid by any means necessary, and depending on certain circumstances, you may be able to do so. Drug courts are a cost-effective, humane way to hold drug addicts accountable for their crimes without housing them behind bars, and if you can get into one, it may help you kick your drug addiction for good.

These 3 factors put all drivers at risk

Drivers of all ages face several risk factors when they're behind the wheel. For teens, there's inexperience and distractions. For adults, there are distractions and risky behaviors. Regardless of age, many risk factors overlap and make it more dangerous for people to be on the roads.

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