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Category Archives: Getting a Divorce

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Spousal Support (Maintenance) Denied in Missouri Divorce

Posted in Alimony / Maintenance, Child Support and Alimony, Divorce, Family Law, Financial Issues, Getting a Divorce, Property-Debt Division
Recent Case: Missouri Court of Appeals upholds Judgment denying spousal support when sufficient property is awarded Wife appeals from the trial court’s judgment that dissolved her marriage with Husband, divided marital property and marital debt, and denied her an award of maintenance. Wife challenges only the trial court’s denial of an award of maintenance. Judgment… Continue Reading

10 facts about divorce that every divorcing parent should consider

Posted in Family Law, Getting a Divorce, Marriage and Family
The following points are from a recent article on today.com, published by a divorce mediator.  If you are in the middle of a divorce or contemplating a divorce in Missouri, these are all excellent points to think about. 10 facts about divorce you should consider: 1.     Even if you are the one who wants to… Continue Reading

Parenting plan must have written time schedule and address holidays

Posted in Child Custody and Visitation, Custody and Visitation, Divorce, Getting a Divorce, Legal Separation
Recent Case:  Missouri parenting plans must have specific, written parenting time schedule and must address holidays. Mother appeals from a judgment entered in the Circuit Court of Atchison County dissolving her marriage to Father. Mother challenges the trial court’s designation of Father’s home as the child’s residence for school and mailing purposes and its division… Continue Reading

When You Can Keep Lawyers Out of Divorce — And When You Should Hire One

Posted in Getting a Divorce
How to get divorced without using a lawyer — and when you might really need one. You probably know of people who suffered the torments of hell going through divorce, and you also probably know people who pulled it off without much fuss. Why are some divorces sensible and others catastrophic? The answer can depend,… Continue Reading


Posted in Getting a Divorce
A situation in which the partners in a married couple live apart. Spouses are said to be living apart if they no longer reside in the same dwelling, even though they may continue their relationship. A legal separation results when the parties separate and a court rules on the division of property, such as alimony… Continue Reading