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What You Can (and Can’t) Do with a Prenuptial Agreement

A prenuptial agreement is a contract entered into between spouses before marriage that can decide a variety of financial issues. While many people often associate prenups with divorce, they can do much more than determine property distribution in the… Read More

Valid Prenuptial Agreement must be followed; Non-existent assets can't be included in marital estate

Recent case: Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District – ED98742 Husband appeals the trial court’s dissolution judgment in various respects relating to the characterization and division of property awarded to his former spouse. DECISION: Th… Read More

Adding Spouse to Legal Title Transmutes Non-Marital Real Property to Marital; Wedding Rings are Separate Non-Marital Property

Recent Case: JJ v. EJ Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District – WD74148 Adding a spouse to the title of non-marital property, in this case a farm, transmutes separate non-marital property into marital property. Consequently, when Respondent… Read More

Missouri Supreme Court Decision: Spouse's Contribution to Separate Property Creates Marital Interest In Property Which May Be Divided by Trial Court

In a recent decision by the Supreme Court of Missouri, the Court held that a spouses contribution to otherwise separate property creates a marital interest that can be divided by the Court. In Missouri, property that was owned prior to the marriage i… Read More

What California's Same Sex Marriage Law Means to Missourians

As most people know, the California Supreme Court recently ruled that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. So what does that mean for Missourians? In California, there were two statutes that said that a marriage is between… Read More