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Modification of Trust Because of Unanticipated Circumstances

Under Section 456.4-412, RSMo, the Court may modify an irrevocable trust if, because of circumstances not anticipated by the settlor/trust-maker, the modification or termination will further the purposes of the trust. This statute obviously adds great flexibility to the Court’s ability to change the terms of a trust. This was largely in response to situations […]

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Changes/Modifications/Adjustments to Spousal Support

In Missouri, spousal maintenance/alimony can only be awarded when, among other things, the requesting spouse cannot meet his or her reasonable needs through property or employment.¬†Whitworth v. Whitworth, 878 S.W.2d 479, 485 (Mo. Ct. App. 1994). A maintenance order can be permanent or short term.¬†Depending on the language in a divorce judgment, a spouse’s maintenance/alimony […]

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Child Custody & Child Support Attorney

In Missouri, the most important factor a Court considers before making a child support or child custody decree is the best interests of the child(ren). When parents disagree about what is in a given child’s best interests, the Court will often appoint a guardian ad litem to represent the child if he or she is […]

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