In Missouri, when a couple files for divorce, one of the spouses may be entitled to receive financial support from the other. This support is known as maintenance or alimony. A judge will make an alimony order when one spouse cannot maintain living expenses and the other spouse is financially able to provide support.
If you're getting divorced and you're envisioning a future filled with courtroom battles and skyrocketing attorney's fees, you may not be seeing the whole picture. If you and your spouse share a desire to avoid conflict and the ability to work together, you may be able to get an "uncontested divorce"
Overview Annulment is a civil court process that declares a marriage never existed. You can only get an annulment in very limited situations. Many people think an annulment is an easier or quicker alternative to getting a divorce but this is simply not true.
Overview When a marriage ends, spouses are frequently tempted to snoop on each other in the belief that they can gather damaging information and use it to get the upper hand in divorce proceedings. But for those who live in Missouri, it's not that easy. Missouri has what's called a "wiretapping law,"
When you’re getting married, you probably aren't thinking about what will happen if your marriage ends. However, statistics tell us that many marriages end in divorce. That's why it makes sense to consider what might happen if you and your future spouse end your marriage and whether or not you should
Below, you'll find answers to some common questions about getting a divorce in Missouri. For more information on Missouri family law, see our Missouri Divorce and Family Law page. You can find all of our articles on getting a divorce in our Divorce Process area.
It’s a fact of life that some parents will want to be more involved in their children’s lives than other parents. Yet, regardless of whether a parent is actively involved in their child’s life or not, their duty to financially support that child remains. Even amid job loss or career change, a parent’s
When domestic violence occurs, it can destroy the lives of everyone involved and also affect who gets custody of children after a breakup or divorce. This article will explain what domestic violence is and how it affects child custody. If you have any questions after you read this article, consult with