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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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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
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Missouri Court of Appeals Rules on Disputed Division of Military Benefits After Divorce

In a Missouri divorce case, a judge must dispose of all issues between the spouses before signing a final order. This includes child custody and child support, as well as division of marital property. Courts encourage parties in any kind of litigatio… Read More

Custody alternating year to year approved

Recent case: Uncommon alternating year parenting schedule approved for military family Mother appeals the judgment of the circuit court granting the motion of Father, which modified the schedule of physical custody (parenting time) and which modified… Read More

Child Support Credit for Overnights Mandatory

Recent case: A. Harris vs. G Harris, Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District – ED99276 Father appeals the trial court’s judgment and decree of dissolution of marriage. Father claims the trial court erred in calculating Father’s child su… Read More

Missouri Divorce FAQ: What is spousal maintenance (alimony), how is it calculated, and how long does it last in Missouri?

In a Missouri divorce case, one of the issues that the Court will have to decide is the payment of maintenance (alimony) to the former spouse. Spousal maintenance payments are monthly payments made from one spouse to the other when one spouse cannot… Read More

Court must consider division of marital property before ordering spousal maintenance (alimony); Factors that determine amount of spousal support.

In a recent ruling from the Court of Appeals, Husband appealed the trial Court’s decision granting maintenance to the Wife, claiming, among other things, that the Court did not consider the Wife’s award of marital property, and the abilit… Read More

"Sole physical custody" award that incorporates significant parenting time to the other parent is not sole custody by definition, but joint custody instead

Recent ruling: TC A Minor Child, by and through JC, Next Friend and JC, Individually v SI Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District – WD7455 Father appeals from a judgment entered in the Circuit Court of Clay County in an action to establish… Read More

Family lawyers and Divorce Attorneys function hand in hand with Forensic Accountants

The following post was contributed by guest author Grant Webb, an accounting and accounting law writer for Bisk Education and Villanova University. Forensic Accountants Fill a Unique Niche Family law and divorce cases are often quite complex. Dependi… Read More

Awarding Tax Dependency Credit To Non Custodial Parent Not Prejudicial When Custodial Parent Has No Income

New Case Law: CB v. DB Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District – SD31614 Notwithstanding the fact that the Missouri case law generally states that tax benefits must go to the custodial spouse unless the trial court expressly finds it unjus… 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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