Blog Posts in 2017

  • The Benefits of a Prenuptial Agreement

    Prenuptial agreements have had a bad reputation in the past. Many individuals once perceived it as a sign that one or both spouses do not believe the marriage will last. However, prenuptial agreements do not mean spouses believe their marriage will fail. Instead, these legal documents are created to prepare for the worst-case scenario. We all prepare for many worst case scenarios in our lives, ...
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  • Child Support for Disabled Adult Children

    If you are a parent to a disabled child, you know their needs are unique. Many disabled children require intensive therapy, expensive medications, special education, and exceptionally attentive, hands-on parenting. Due to the extraordinary level of attention and coordination required to care for a child with a disability, the majority of the work tends to fall to one parent after divorce . In many ...
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  • How to Make Property Division Easier

    If you don’t approach property division with healthy expectations and a cool head, your divorce could turn into an all-out brawl, the likes of which could lock you into a miserable legal battle, exponentially multiplying your court and attorney fees. In order to avoid the expense and emotional trauma of a contentious property division battle, be sure to do the following: Remember that a perfectly ...
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  • Who Gets the Pet in a Divorce?

    While you may love your furry friend as though they were your child, the court does not view pets as people. If you and your co-pet parent decide to split up, a Missouri court will not hand down any sort of legally binding pet custody arrangement or require either of you to pay pet support. Legally speaking, pets are your property and will be allocated in the same manner as your bank accounts, ...
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  • The Do’s and Don’ts When Going Through a Divorce

    Divorce can be an emotionally overwhelming process and, with tempers running high, making sound decisions can be a little difficult at times. However, it is crucial to keep a level head at all times to avoid making easily preventable mistakes that could end up costing you in the long run. To help navigate you through this process, we have compiled a list of do’s and don’ts for the divorce process. ...
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  • Tips to Protect Your Retirement Assets After a Divorce

    Most of us know that divorce can take an emotional toll, but it can also hit you financially if you do not plan properly. You might not be old enough to worry about retirement, but if you fail to protect your assets, you could end up facing some severe consequences in the future. Take the time to fully understand the impact divorce can have on your retirement assets and do what is necessary to ...
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  • Questions to Ask Before Deciding to Divorce

    Divorce is an incredibly serious decision to make and it should not be done so in haste. Though it is easy to get caught up in the moment and feel as though divorce is the right decision for you, there are a certain questions and options to consider before taking the plunge. Just as important as it is to put a lot of thought into the idea of walking down the aisle, the same needs to be said about ...
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  • Prepare These Important Documents for Your Divorce

    Are you and your spouse headed for divorce ? It is important you go into what may be an incredibly painful and drawn-out process as prepared as possible, as this will save you endless time, energy, and trouble. Despite how amicable your relationship may be with your spouse, it is essential you make sure to safeguard yourself and prepare for any situation possible. Expecting the worst will certify ...
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  • Tips on Negotiating Alimony

    One of the most stressful and argumentative aspects of divorce is the financial aspect of the entire process, as many people refuse to give in. If you are in the midst of a divorce, you are likely discussing the hot topic of alimony, in which one partner provides spousal support to the other as a result of a number of specific factors. Whether you are the one being asked to pay alimony, or are ...
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  • Dating Profiles Can Be Used as Evidence in Divorce

    If you are newly separated from your ex-spouse and are currently in the midst of a divorce , you are likely interested in moving on from your marriage and finding a new partner. However, since it has probably been awhile since you were last in the dating pool, it can certainly be an intimidating situation to find yourself in. Thanks to the advent of online dating sites like Match.com, many ...
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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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  • Planning Child Custody Arrangements for Summer Vacation

    Now that it is summer, kids are officially out of school, which means you might be considering your next family vacation. If you are divorced from your spouse, however, this is where cooperation and a solid parenting plan comes in handy. While having to share time with a co-parent can make scheduling slightly more complicated, it is completely doable for your whole family to have an enjoyable ...
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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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  • Tips on Minimizing the Cost of a Divorce

    The divorce process can be emotionally overwhelming for spouses, even in the most amicable circumstances. In addition to feelings of sadness, anger, resentment, and everything in between, there is also the concern of divorce costs, which can sometimes run high. The truth is, however, that they do not have to. There are ways for divorcing spouses to minimize the cost of their divorce and, whether ...
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  • How Does Joint Custody Work?

    If you are in the midst of a divorce in which you share children with your ex-spouse, child custody, support, and visitation may be one of the most contentious aspects of your relationship. What’s most important to remember above all is to keep your children out of the conflict as much as possible, while you and your ex-spouse figure out how to handle the various challenges coming your way. If you ...
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