Missouri Divorce & Family Law Blog

Cropped shot of a woman kissing her fiancée on his face in a restaurant. Visual concept for a blog from Family Lawyer Mark Wortman offering suggestions on how to bring up a prenup discussion with your future spouse.

How to Bring Up a Prenup with a Future Spouse

Bringing up a prenuptial agreement with your future spouse can be uncomfortable, awkward, and upsetting. However, being able to have an open conversation about financial topics is crucial for a healthy marriage. While initiating a conversation about… Read More
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Communicating with Your Child Through Divorce

Divorce doesn’t only impact you and your spouse — it also can affect your child’s emotional and mental well-being. Importantly, open communication is essential to help your child through the divorce process. Talking with your child about what t… Read More
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Tips for Newly Divorced Parents

Experiencing a divorce is emotionally challenging, especially as a parent. Feeling overwhelmed? Wondering how to balance work, home, and single parenthood? These tips for newly divorced parents can aid your transition into a new chapter. Read More
Categories: Divorce
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What is a Divorce Deposition? How Can I Prepare?

A deposition can be a crucial part of the discovery process in divorce litigation. They can provide valuable information about the issues that must be decided in the case — including asset division, child custody, child support, and alimony. While… Read More
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What are Your Options for Splitting the House in Divorce?

If you’re thinking about divorce, you will also need to consider how your property will be divided. Significantly, the marital home is often the biggest asset a couple acquires when they are married. What will happen to it during divorce proceeding… Read More
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Tips for Maintaining a Relationship with Your Ex In-Laws

Divorced parents face many emotional, logistical, and legal challenges. While one of the hardest parts of co-parenting is getting along with your former spouse, you might also still need to maintain a relationship with your ex in-laws for the sake of… Read More
Categories: Divorce
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What to Do When Your Spouse Wants a Divorce

Whether you saw it coming or not, you might be wondering what to do when your spouse wants a divorce. If your marriage had been struggling for some time, you might already have been preparing to part ways. However, a spouse can sometimes be blindside… Read More
Categories: Divorce
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Missouri No-Fault Divorce Laws: Simplifying the Process

Divorce can be one of the most emotionally challenging situations you ever face. It can also be legally complex, depending upon the issues that must be resolved. However, it’s important to understand that parting ways with your spouse doesn’t nee… Read More
Categories: Divorce
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Divorce and Social Security Benefits

Divorce can have a significant financial impact on your future. In addition to dividing property, debts, and assets — as well as determining things like alimony and child support — social security benefits should also be considered when spouses p… Read More
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Missouri Paternity Laws: Establishing and Challenging Parentage

Under Missouri paternity law, a father has the right to spend time with his child and develop an emotional bond with them — regardless of whether they are married to the child’s mother. If the child’s mother will not recognize the father, paren… Read More
Categories: Family Law, Paternity