Missouri Divorce & Family Law Blog

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10 Tips for a Financial Fresh Start After Divorce

Ending a marriage can result in many changes to your life, especially when it comes to your finances. While you’re going through the divorce process, it’s important to develop a comprehensive financial plan for your post-divorce life. By taking a… Read More
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How to Handle the Holidays After Divorce

The first holiday season after a divorce can be the hardest, especially if you and your ex-spouse share children. Divorced parents might have to navigate family changes, handle overwhelming emotions, and deal with a considerable amount of stress. Eve… Read More
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Valuing the Assets and Debts of an Inherited Family Business in a Missouri Divorce

When two people get divorced in Missouri, they must divide many or most of their assets and debts. If either spouse owns a business, that is an asset that might be subject to division. The entire business could be a marital asset, or the divorce migh… Read More
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At what age can a child refuse visitation in Missouri?

Children who are subject to a child custody order typically have a schedule for visitation, also known as “parenting time,” with each parent. They may reside primarily with one parent, known as the “custodial parent,” and see the “non-custo… Read More
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Getting a Divorce When You Have a Special Needs Child

Divorce is a difficult process under the best of circumstances. You must deal with a wide range of emotions in addition to all of the legal and practical issues. If you have children, you must help them through a confusing and painful time. A divorce… Read More
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Can I Travel Internationally With My Child Under a Missouri Custody Order?

Parents often travel with children for a variety of purposes, such as visiting family or going on vacation. It is easy to take the ability to travel with one’s own children for granted, but when a child is subject to a Missouri child custody order,… Read More
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What are my Divorce Rights as a Father?

Missouri law presumes that a child is best served by having both parents play an active role in their lives. In some situations, fathers may have to go through a few extra steps to assert their parental rights, such as when they were not married to t… Read More
Categories: Divorce
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What to Ask a Potential Child Custody Lawyer In Missouri

Child custody disputes are among the most difficult experiences many people will face. A conflict may occur as part of a divorce in which the divorcing parties have minor children, or it could arise between parents who never married. A parent may ask… Read More
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Divorce Mediation: Keep Decision-Making Power In Your Hands

Divorce is one of the most difficult experiences many people will endure in their lives. Going through the divorce process can bring up a wide range of negative emotions, including grief and anger. The nature of a divorce proceeding makes many of the… Read More
Categories: Divorce
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Bills in Missouri Legislature Push for Change in Child Custody Laws

Two bills pending in the Missouri Legislature would make changes in child custody laws to expand the rights of both parents in custody disputes. Bills in both houses of the state legislature would modify the factors courts should consider when decidi… Read More