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It’s not illegal in Missouri to start a romantic or sexual relationship while your divorce is ongoing but it is also unwise. Your marriage is still valid until a divorce decree is issued, consequently, behavior like dating may cause a judge to reconsider important issues like child custody and property division.
A wife in a Missouri divorce is entitled to what the court finds fair after it considers a number of things. There is no automatic grant of a certain amount or percentage of a divorcing couple’s property. Let’s explain.
Those who can’t work due to a disability may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. The key word here is “may.” A number of things must happen before government administrators grant an applicant Social Security Disability Income, commonly known as SSDI.
National attention has been drawn to a little-known Missouri law that virtually prevents pregnant women from divorcing their spouses. A pregnant person can still apply for divorce under Missouri law, but a judge can, and usually does,
In a marriage, one spouse may sometimes abandon the other. In other words, they physically and emotionally leave the marriage and never return. Many people question whether (1) this qualifies as a reason for divorce and (2) whether it can affect how the divorce turns out.
Experienced Trial LawyersMore Than 100 Years Of Combined Experience On Your SideThe State of Missouri does not recognize common law marriage. All common-law marriages in Missouri are declared "null and void" by state law. The term "cohabitation" is used to refer to...
Experienced Trial LawyersMore Than 100 Years Of Combined Experience On Your SideOne of the main questions of parents paying child support is, “When will the monthly obligation end?” Likewise, this is something that a receiving parent must also be aware of, so they can...
Experienced Trial LawyersMore Than 100 Years Of Combined Experience On Your SideMost couples have family health insurance coverage during their marriage, usually provided by one spouse's place of employment. This assures that the costs of raising a child are covered...
Experienced Trial LawyersMore Than 100 Years Of Combined Experience On Your SideWhen a loved one is incapable of making intelligent decisions regarding his or her care, the court will assign a guardian to make decisions for the adult individual, known as a "ward." An...
In Missouri, we often get this question from divorced or soon-to-be-divorced individuals: “After divorce, is there a waiting period before I can remarry?” The answer is no; Missouri does not require you to wait before you can get remarried after divorce.
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