Blog Posts in 2016

  • 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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  • 3 Tips for Helping You Thrive After a Divorce

    When your divorce case finally concludes, most people feel an undoubted sense of relief at the ability to then go on living their life without the emotional drain their case presented. However, some people struggle with life after a divorce. Sometimes they feel lost or bored or unsure of what to do with themselves in their new circumstances now that what was such an important part of their life is ...
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  • Signs It's Time to Change Divorce Lawyers

    Your divorce case is a life-altering experience that should be handled with care, compassion, and the utmost professionalism by your lawyer. Sadly, however, this is not always the case. Many lawyers who are more concerned with their paycheck and handling as many cases as possible often do not give clients the respect or representation they deserve. As a result many of their clients wind up with a ...
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  • Common Reasons for a Nuptial Agreement

    Since divorces have become more common over the years, nuptial agreements have begun to become more and more common. These agreements can protect physical possessions such as homes, cars, and wealth, as well as intellectual property, including patents, copyrights, and trademarks. Most couples who seek to file a nuptial agreement do so in order to protect their individual best interests should they ...
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  • The Right Time to Modify Your Child Support

    Child support payments can be a hotly contested and vitally important part to any divorce agreement, and it’s intimidating to think that you could be potentially stuck with paying a chunk of your income every month to an estranged spouse or significant other for the purpose of raising your child who you may not even see very often. However, the child support payment system is not without control ...
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  • Common Divorce Myths

    Over the years, a public perception on divorce has resulted in a number of myths that continue to mislead the public. If you’re filing for divorce, it’s important to know how issues such as custody, alimony and finances are handled. In this blog, our St. Louis divorce attorney debunks some of the most common myths surrounding divorce. Divorce is Always Expensive Although divorce can be expensive, ...
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  • Stay Connected with Us Online

    At Kallen Law Firm, PLC , we provide skilled legal representation for a wide range of family law cases. Whether you are facing a divorce , child custody dispute or simply want to establish a pre-nuptial agreement , our St. Louis family law attorneys are equipped to help you. With free case evaluations, we provide an easy and no-hassle opportunity to get the legal counsel your particular situation ...
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