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  • How Dating Can Affect Your Divorce Case

    Moving on after divorce can be difficult, which is why many people are hesitant to jump back into the dating pool and find someone else to care for again. This is especially true for contentious divorces, as it can be nearly impossible to be trust in romance and relationships following the ending of a marriage. Most people get married with the intent that they will never have to date again, which ...
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  • Should You Move Out of the House during a Divorce?

    During a divorce , the last thing you may want to do is live in the same house as your spouse. It may not only be a contentious situation in which the both of you can’t stand the sight of each other, but it also may be too painful to stay in the home or living space you both shared so many memories in. This brings up the very commonly asked question: should I move out of the house during my ...
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  • Three Huge Divorce Mistakes to Avoid

    Whether you are considering divorce, are in the middle of a divorce, or are happily married and not even considering the possibility, it doesn’t hurt to be prepared for the possibility that your marriage may dissolve. Those who are unprepared may find themselves making serious mistakes that can potentially jeopardize their case or their happiness once their divorce is finalized. On this blog, our ...
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  • Can A Nuptial Agreement Save Your Marriage?

    We’re in the middle of the peak of wedding season, and while this is a time of bliss for most new couples, the fact is that just under half of them will end up divorced at some point. Want to avoid being one of them? Marriage is a relationship that requires both spouses to work together and share common goals and ambitions, so one of the keys to a successful marriage is to know and understand ...
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  • Four Types of Child Custody

    When you decide to get a divorce with children involved, the court will have to determine what kind of child custody both you and your spouse will receive. A number of factors go into this decision, including employment, ability to raise the children, and even the children’s choice to a certain extent. However, the most important thing that is considered is the best interests of the children. Once ...
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  • Four Types of Spousal Maintenance

    There are several factors that play in to a judge’s decision regarding spousal maintenance awards in a divorce case, including the length of a marriage, the ability of one spouse to pay, the ability of the other spouse to support themselves, and more. On this blog, our St. Louis divorce attorneys take a look at four recognized types of spousal maintenance, and discuss the key differences between ...
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  • Three Absurd Reasons for Divorce

    Couples who file for divorce have their own reasons for pursuing this legal option. Some drift apart, some lose the passion in their relationship, and others may have had an indiscretion come between them. Other times, the reason for the split is more… unique. On this blog, we examine three strange (and very real) reasons why couples have decided to call it quits on their marriage and pursue a ...
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  • Six Changing Divorce Trends

    Divorces have changed significantly over the last couple of decades. As the millennial generation grows older, marries, and makes decisions regarding divorce, these decisions have begun to significantly impact divorce law and the institution’s place in society. As a result, several trends that held true for a long period of time have begun to change somewhat. Let’s take a look at six modern ...
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  • Holiday Tips for Recently Divorced Parents

    Divorces are often very painful; there’s really no way around that. So when the holiday season comes around as it is now, it can re-open some of the emotional wounds that may not have fully healed. It can be easy to forget that this is also equally, if not more true for your children, who will be facing the holidays with separated parents for the first time. In this blog, we offer a few valuable ...
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  • Does Infidelity Affect Your Divorce?

    Divorce proceedings are always stressful and emotionally draining, however that pain is often significantly increased when a marriage ends due to infidelity, otherwise known as cheating. It’s this betrayal of trust that can often lead to rash decisions, harbored resentment, and many other consequences. How does cheating affect your divorce? The first and most prominent place is in the award for ...
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  • Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Likely to Share Custody

    Hollywood power couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have decided to call it quits after 12 years of marriage. The two are not only worth millions of dollars in assets and property (both individually and as a couple) but they also have six children together. On September 30 th , Jolie was given temporary full custody of the children for three weeks, but now that the initial custody period is about ...
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  • Factors to Consider in a Gray Divorce

    Divorces with older couples, known as “gray divorces,” are becoming more common in recent years as people look to improve their lives in the later stages of their lives. While it’s true that in many ways this can significantly improve the overall happiness of those who complete the process, these divorces are far more complex and difficult than a divorce with a younger couple. There are a number ...
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  • The Impact of Divorce on Your Insurance

    One of the most common things that couples may be unaware of when finalizing their divorce is what happens to their insurance policies. We frequently see questions like “What happens to my auto insurance?” or “How do I stay covered with medical insurance?” While no two divorce cases are exactly alike, let’s take a look at a few things you can generally anticipate with your insurance after your ...
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  • Avoid a Child Support Enforcement Order

    Child support is frequently awarded by courts in divorce cases where children are involved in order to provide financial stability for the spouse with primary custody. At the outset, it is normally assumed that these payments will be made in-full and on-time. However, this is not always how things proceed; sometimes the other parent is unable to make the payments or they refuse to pay at all. This ...
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  • Three Ways to Help Your Divorce Attorney

    Your St. Louis divorce lawyer has a very difficult job. Divorces are often extremely complex cases that can have major influences on the lives of all of those involved for many years to come. This means the quality of the counsel and representation you receive throughout the many various processes is extremely important. While your attorney is someone who is qualified to handle this type of work, ...
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