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The Financial Aspects of Divorce: Why It usually IS "All About The Money"

I can’t think of how many times that I have had a client tell me, regardless of what the issue is that is in dispute, that the opposing party is “just worried about money” or that it is “all about the money” for him… Read More

Domestic Support Obligations and Bankruptcy

With so many people facing bankruptcy in the current climate, it may be good news to know (depending on which side you are on, of course) that the bankruptcy does not allow a person owing a domestic support obligation to use bankruptcy as a way to av… Read More

Missouri Child Support Guidelines and Case Law: Part 1 - Gross Income, Overtime, and Bonuses

For the purposes of calculating child support in Missouri, the Form 14 calculation is used.  The starting point is the Gross Income of the parties.  So, what does that include and what exactly does it mean?  The following is a sum… Read More

Division of Military Disposable Retired Pay in Divorce Proceedings

Under a federal law called the Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act (USFSPA for short), Missouri courts are empowered to divide a service members disposable retired pay in the same manner as property.  Since disposable retired pa… 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