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Category Archives: Marriage and Living Together

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Domestic Partnership does not constitute marriage for termination of spousal support (aka alimony)

Posted in Alimony / Maintenance, Divorce, Financial Issues, Marriage, Modifications, Trials
Recent case: Missouri law states that remarriage terminates spousal support unless expressly agreed or ordered otherwise. Domestic partnership does not qualify for this purpose. Ex-Husband appeals the circuit court’s judgment denying his motion to terminate or modify maintenance. First, movant argues that the circuit court erred in denying his motion to terminate maintenance because his… Continue Reading

Same Sex Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional in Missouri; Same Sex Couples Marry in Kansas City and St. Louis

Posted in Family Law, Living Together - Cohabitation, Marriage, Marriage and Family, Marriage and Living Together, Same Sex Couple Issues
A federal judge in Kansas City ruled on Friday that Missouri’s ban on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution in a decision that would extend the right of gay couples to marry across Missouri. U.S. District Judge Ortrie Smith found that the Missouri ban ran afoul of the Constitution’s guarantees of due process and equal… Continue Reading

Missouri Attorney General issues statement on same-sex marriages

Posted in Living Together - Cohabitation, Marriage and Family, Marriage and Living Together, Same Sex Couple Issues
Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster today issued the following statement related to the St. Louis Recorder of Deeds issuing marriage licenses to several same-sex couples: “While I personally support the goal of marriage equality, my duty as Attorney General is to defend the laws of the state of Missouri. While many people… Continue Reading