Recent case:  Party to Missouri divorce cannot appeal until all claims addressed

Wife appeals the circuit court’s judgment dissolving her marriage to Husband. Wife contends that the court erred in failing the distribute a marital pension/retirement plan.  The Judgment was silent regarding the retirement plan, and there was no evidence in the record to support Husband’s claim that the pension plan was included in a catch-all provision for personal property division. The record reflects that the court failed to distribute this property and, therefore, the court’s judgment is not final.  A Judgment must be final in order to be appealed, and the discovery of the undisclosed asset before the time for appeal has run requires dismissal of the appeal.

Missouri Court of Appeals

Western District

WD77094