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Saint Louis Divorce Attorney

The divorce process in Missouri can be quite exhausting, emotionally and legally. From a purely legal perspective, a detailed division and separation of the assets must take place. This includes debts — not just bank accounts, real estate, brokerage accounts, cars, etc. This asset distribution is made more complicated when assets like 401(k)s, IRAs, and […]

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Maintenance (Alimony) in Missouri Divorce

Maintenance — formerly known as alimony — is what a court can award from one spouse to another spouse in a divorce proceeding so that one spouse’s reasonable needs are met after the divorce. Missouri statutes list a number of factors the Court must consider in deciding whether to award maintenance: (1) The financial resources […]

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Guardianship, Parental Rights

Guardianship refers to the legal authority to care for a minor child or legally incapacitated adult. Natural parents automatically have this legal right over their children. When a natural parent’s passes away, or if his/her parental rights are terminated, an interested party (usually an extended family member) may petition the probate court for guardianship over […]

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Missouri Divorce

We offer free divorce consultations for divorce proceedings in Saint Louis County, Saint Louis City, Saint Charles, Jefferson County — and all other nearby counties in the Saint Louis region. For a couple to be divorced in Missouri, it must be shown that the marriage is “irretrievably broken.” This point is usually one that goes […]

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Parenting Plan: Missouri Child Custody and Support

Parenting Plans are required in Missouri in cases of divorce, legal separation, etc. The Parenting Plan is, as you might expect, comprehensive. Courts will enter a weekly physical custody schedule, which even includes details regarding custody arrangements during holidays. Education choices, health care decisions, and extra-curricular decisions also need to be addresses. Are these decisions […]

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Missouri Divorce Attorney/Lawyer

In Missouri, Courts grant a divorce if a marriage is irretrievably broken. As a practical matter, parties in a divorce proceeding are usually in agreement as to this point, turning instead to the finer details that are involved in equitable distributing property and debts, while also (when necessary) trying to reach some common ground on […]

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Division of Property in Divorces

How is property divided in a divorce in Missouri? One of the most exhausting aspects of a divorce is the division of property. Under Missouri divorce law, a court has the responsibility of determining the character of property owned by the parties. Property is either classified as “marital” or “nonmarital.” A Missouri court is not […]

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Divorce

Divorce is always trying, and even agonizing at times. In terms of legally effectuating a divorce, sometimes it is smooth and sometimes it is very difficult. Let me explain. For a couple to be divorced in Missouri, it must be shown that the marriage is “irretrievably broken.” Irretrievabe breakdown is easy to prove if both […]

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