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The Difference Between Legal Separation and Divorce

People who are thinking about filing for divorce in Missouri should consider their options very carefully. A divorce ends the marriage relationship forever. For some couples going through difficulties in their marriage, the finality of divorce might… Read More
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Relocating Children After a Missouri Divorce

When a court in Missouri grants a divorce involving a minor child or children, it must determine that all of the provisions of the divorce affecting the children are in the children’s best interests. This often includes a custody order giving both… Read More
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Compelling Disclosure of Information About Retirement Benefits in a Missouri Divorce

A Missouri divorce case requires both spouses to account for everything they own, and if possible, determine how to divide the marital property between themselves. If the soon-to-be-ex-spouses cannot reach an agreement, the court will decide for them… Read More
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Enforcement of Custody Orders by Contempt in Missouri

Missouri divorces that involve one or more minor children require many plans and decisions. Courts cannot grant a divorce until they are satisfied that there are provisions in place for custody of the children and visitation with both parents. What h… Read More
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Child Visitation and Parenting Plans in Missouri During the Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has changed almost everything about life in Missouri over the past few months. While businesses and the government are gradually reopening, people must still be careful. This includes both avoiding exposure from other people… Read More
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Filing for Divorce in Kansas City in the Time of Coronavirus

These are uncertain times. We have all heard that phrase, or something like it, countless times in the past few months. Life has gone on amid uncertainty, fear, and contagion. Those who have been able to work from home have done so, and those with … Read More
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What Happens to a Coronavirus Stimulus Check that Arrives During a Divorce?

The global coronavirus pandemic is a truly unprecedented event in modern history. It has caused extensive upheavals across Missouri, the United States, and the world. Much of our society has slowed to almost a halt as people practice “social distan… Read More
Modification of Spousal M…

Modification of Spousal Maintenance After a Divorce in Missouri

In a Missouri divorce, a court may award spousal maintenance — formerly known as alimony — to one of the spouses when they would otherwise be unable to support themselves with their own income or other resources. Courts can order the payment of m… Read More
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Taxation of Spousal Maintenance Payments in Missouri

Under Missouri’s family laws, courts can order a party to a divorce to pay two different kinds of support to their soon-to-be-ex-spouse. If the parties have one or more minor children, the court will usually order a parent to pay child support to t… Read More
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Division of Retirement Benefits in Missouri Divorces

A Missouri divorce case often involves multiple complicated issues that the parties or the court must resolve. This includes questions about child custody and child support, as well as division of marital property. Some assets are easier to divide an… Read More

Mark A. Wortman

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Kansas City family law attorney Mark A. Wortman handles only divorce and family law matters, and practices only in the State of Missouri. Due to this specialty, Mark has handled thousands of Missouri divorce and family cases and has practiced extensi… Read More

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