Stay Off Social Media If You Are Considering Divorce

If you are going through a divorce or contemplating leaving your spouse, it is very important to stay off of social media as much as possible. If you feel like you must create a social media post, make sure you NEVER use it to wage war against your spouse or co-parent. Unfortunately, Kanye West is...

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Revenge On Your Spouse or Move On: Does Your Philosophy Match With Your Lawyers?

DOES YOUR PHILOSOPHY MATCH WITH YOUR LAWYER’S? I recently withdrew from a case where my client was financially able and willing to pay me to do a lot of work. Unfortunately, I decided that it was the “wrong kind” of work for me. While lawyers often stick around in cases just because they are making...

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What Is Going On With The Courts Now That The State Is Getting Opened Up?

*Featured photo taken from https://wp.stlcountycourts.com/ Courthouses, even in the best of times, are like pools of germs. You have people from every walk of life in there, including people that are incarcerated, sick, old and young. Some people get all dressed up before they go to court, others don’t even seem to think it’s necessary...

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Another Thing to Fight Over in Your Divorce- Coronavirus Stimulus Checks

Americans are waiting to see when they will get their checks from the coronavirus stimulus package, which was signed by President Donald Trump last week. The law will give Americans one-time checks to help them get through financial challenges brought on by the spread of coronavirus. The stimulus checks will be based on your tax returns. But for those who recently divorced...

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DO I STILL HAVE TO GO TO MY SCHEDULED COURT HEARING WITH ALL THE CORONAVIRUS SHUTDOWNS?

On Monday, March 16, the Missouri Supreme Court (they are in charge of all the courts in the state) issued this: The spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a significant public health concern with the potential to affect daily operations in the Missouri court system. The Missouri judiciary continues to monitor the status...

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Divorce and Self-Employment- What You Need to Know

Divorce involves a bunch of financial calculations, including child support, division of property and debts, and sometimes maintenance. These are somewhat uncomplicated tasks if the parties both work jobs where they have a regular W-2 income, and if all they own is possibly a house, cars and household goods. This becomes much different if one...

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Who Gets to Keep Pets in a Divorce?

WHO GETS TO KEEP PETS IN A DIVORCE? My favorite child has 4 legs and floppy ears (my son doesn’t read this blog but if he did he wouldn’t be surprised).  Most people that have pets are very bonded with them and the thought of losing the pet in a divorce is unimaginable. With increasing...

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