How will your marital property be divided in divorce?

Going through a divorce can make the future uncertain. The family dynamic is changing, and in many cases, each party's financial future is in limbo. There may be questions of child support and spousal support, or the division of marital property may be in dispute. In Missouri, how your marital property is divided can have...

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CHILD CUSTODY IN MISSOURI DEFINED: PART 2- PHYSICAL CUSTODY

Potential clients often contact me telling me that they want to fight for sole custody or joint custody of their children. Often, after I explain to them how Missouri defines child custody, they either change their goals or realize that the label, in some cases, is not nearly as important as the details. So how...

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Child Custody in Missouri: Defined- Part 1: Legal Custody

Potential clients often contact me telling me that they want to fight for sole custody or joint custody of their children. Often, after I explain to them how Missouri defines child custody, they either change their goals or realize that the label, in some cases, is not nearly as important as the details. So how...

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RELOCATION OF YOUR RESIDENCE: WHAT DOES IT MEAN IF YOU NEED TO MOVE OUT OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI (OR WITHIN THE STATE) AND ARE A CUSTODIAL PARENT

The unstable and unpredictable job market in Missouri often makes it necessary for a person to move to another state to pursue employment. This can be particularly troubling if that person is a divorced parent. Missouri (as well as most other states) has somewhat restrictive requirements when it comes to relocating your residence if you...

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A FATHER’S RIGHTS

My ex-girlfriend and I split up before our daughter was born. Now she won't let me see my daughter and she says I have no rights because I am not on the birth certificate. But she is coming after me for support. What are my rights? Without your name on the birth certificate you don't...

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At what age can children decide which parent they want to live with?

There is no magic age. Once children are close to teen years their opinion may be considered but the court will consider many other factors. Your attorney should not speak with your children about this but can go to court and get a Guardian ad Litem (an attorney for the children) appointed for them, who...

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Some Common Divorce Questions

Do I need to get divorced in the state (or country) in which I was married? No. You actually would file a divorce in the state in which you (or your spouse) are residing at the time of filing. In Missouri you (or your spouse) need to reside in the state for 90 days prior...

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