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Attorney Fees in Divorces

Missouri law allows a court to award attorney fees against one of the spouses.  The award of attorney fees is not based on the division of property that occurs in the divorce.  If you are facing a divorce and need … Continue reading

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Divorce and Social Security

Under the New Rules Due to new laws regulating the administration of Social Security benefits, divorced spouses, under the age of 62, will no longer be able to collect spousal benefits while their own Social Security benefits continue to grow.  … Continue reading

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Abating Child Support

A person can ask a Missouri court to abate (undo or reduce) their child support if certain conditions are met.  One condition that qualifies is that the person is denied their right to court-ordered visitation with the child.  Another condition … Continue reading

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Attorney Fees in a Divorce

If you are facing a divorce, you have the ability to ask the judge for your spouse to pay your attorney fees.  However, you cannot ask for your attorney fees to be paid if your spouse is challenging your relocation … Continue reading

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Losing What You Were Awarded in a Divorce in Kansas

Kansas law states that a person must execute on a judgment within seven (7) years of the entry of the divorce decree.  In a recent Kansas court case, Janice Larimore learned this lesson the hard way when she failed to … Continue reading

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Divorce Must be Fair and Equitable, Not Equal

Missouri law states that the division of property in a divorce by a Missouri court must be fair and equitable, but does not have to be equal.  The property division must take into account the education, employment, and income situation … Continue reading

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Property Division in a Divorce

If you are going through a divorce, part of the process involves splitting up the marital property.  Marital property is anything you and your spouse owned, including accrued benefits, while you were married.  Once you are divorced and your property … Continue reading

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When is a Divorce Final?

People have many different views on when their divorce is final. Some believe it is when their divorce case is filed. Some believe it is when they come to an agreement with their ex-spouse. Others believe it is when their … Continue reading

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Divorce Discount for Ashley Madison Victims

Recently, hackers released the names, addresses, logins, email addresses, credit card information, and sexual preferences of anyone who has used or registered with the website Ashley Madison. If you are a victim of the hacker’s release, whether you were the … Continue reading

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Terminating Maintenance or Alimony

Maintenance, or alimony, is when one person pays their ex-spouse for a certain period of time after their divorce in order to support their ex-spouse. However, a person’s requirement of maintenance stops, or terminates, when the ex-spouse re-marries. Getting re-married … Continue reading

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