How a 401(k) account is handled in a divorce

When a couple divorces in Missouri, they will need to divide their property, including real estate and bank accounts such as retirement savings accounts. Portions of an individual's 401(k) account may be awarded to a former spouse and dependents as part of the divorce agreement. If this occurs, a qualified domestic relations order will be...

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Oil tycoon’s ex-wife appeals $995 million settlement

People in Missouri who heard about the divorce of oil tycoon Harold Hamm and his now ex-wife Sue Ann Hamm might be interested to learn that after being awarded a divorce settlement worth $995 million on Nov. 10, Hamm has decided to appeal. Harold Hamm is the CEO of Continental Resources, a company he founded...

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How do unmarried fathers secure the right to object to adoption?

When the mother and father of a child born out of wedlock eventually marry and subsequently divorce, either of them could remarry. If the mother remarries and her new spouse wishes to adopt the child, the biological father may not have the legal right to object if he never established paternity. Missouri fathers in such...

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Can a court consider a parent’s age or income in a custody case?

It's not uncommon for there to be a large disparity in income or age between two parents who are involved in a custody dispute. One parent may be much older or younger than the other or a parent could make significantly less money. Parents sometimes wonder whether their age or income could play a factor...

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Child custody in Missouri

After a divorce, parents in Missouri might have questions about child custody. There are two different kinds of custody parents should be aware of: legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody pertains to making decisions about the child's health, education and welfare, while physical custody involves how much time the child will spend living and/or...

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Divorce asset division

Some Missouri residents considering divorce may be interested in the topic of asset division during this process. The financial separation can be distressing when steps are not taken to address the types of marital assets to be divided and the implications of division. This can be compounded when one marital partner is primarily responsible for...

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Terrence Howard asks judge to throw out divorce agreement

Missouri fans of Terrence Howard might be surprised to learn that the Oscar-nominated actor lives on less than $6,000 a month, according to TMZ. Howard has asked a judge to release him from his divorce agreement with his second wife, Michelle Ghent, claiming that the spousal support and child support he gives his first wife...

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Frank McCourt’s former wife ordered to pay fees

Missouri readers may be interested in the a recent decision made by a Superior Court judge in a high-profile divorce case. When Frank McCourt, the former owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and his wife divorced in 2012, their settlement agreement included language intended to bring an end to litigation in the matter of their...

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Director going through difficult divorce

Missouri fans of "Fahrenheit 9/11" and other works of director Michael Moore may be surprised to learn that Moore is currently going through a divorce from his wife of 23 years, Kathleen Glynn. She has worked as a producer on some of Moore's films, and the couple has brought in tens of millions of dollars...

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Billionaire in $4.8 billion divorce battle

No one wants to remain in a situation where they are unhappy, so why should it be any different with divorce? No matter how well things start out, people change and drift apart. In the end, if your marriage isn't working out, sometimes the best thing you can do is to file for divorce. In...

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