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Case summaries for Feb. 2 - Feb. 8, 2024


Each week, The Missouri Bar provides links to all hand downs published online during the past seven days by the Supreme Court of Missouri and the Missouri Court of Appeals. The Missouri Bar has created headings and summaries for each case. Summaries are not part of the opinions of the Court. They have been prepared for the convenience of the reader and should not be quoted or cited.


Must consider childcare costs on Form 14
Rule requires circuit court to calculate child support via Form 14, which requires consideration of a custodial parent’s child-care expenses necessitated by work or school. That rule also allows omission of such expense if supported by findings of fact. Circuit court ordered each parent to bear their own child-care expenses, but entered no amount, and made no findings of fact supporting that omission. Only one party appealed the judgment, but the Court of Appeals remans the judgment for additional findings of fact on child-care expenses of both parties.
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Matter of: M.D.P.-W., a Minor, by B.N.W., as Next Friend, and B.N.W. vs. M.P.
Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District - WD86394