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Navigating spousal support in missouri

It's crucial to understand that in Missouri, the awarding of spousal support is not automatic; it is contingent upon various factors and requires a nuanced legal approach.

Your divorce checklist

Getting a divorce, for many people, is the most challenging life event they have experienced. Not only does divorce tend to be both financially and emotionally taxing, the legalities of getting a divorce can be overwhelming. Divorce can leave you feeling as though almost all aspects of your life are uncertain. In the face of such uncertainties, it is especially important to know what questions to ask your divorce attorney. We compiled a list of topics for you to consider when contemplating divorce.

Will my fiancé’s record make it more difficult for me to find a job once we are married?

Will My Fiancé’s Record Make It More Difficult For Me To Find A Job Once We Are Married?

Connecticut school districts and bullying: what can parents do?

This morning I received a very unfortunate email.  The email concerned bullying in Westport, Connecticut Schools. It included a heart-wrenching video of an 8th-grade girl claiming to be a victim of bullying in a Westport school. It is not just enough to feel sorry for this child, we need to question the effectiveness of the current laws and policies to avoid the tragic consequences that other towns have dealt with. 

Navigating immigration law and divorce

Divorce can be a stressful process. When immigration law and a divorce intersect, it can be even more confusing and challenging. In this guide, we'll break down the key issues and offer practical advice for those facing both processes simultaneously. Here we discuss why consulting with a divorce and family law attorney is crucial when immigration concerns are involved.

Divorce is like a fingerprint - unique

Every divorce is like a fingerprint – unique. So, make sure you're getting advice that's right for your own situation. Couples want to make money side of things as smooth as possible during this bumpy time. Connecticut follows the principle of equitable distribution, which aims to divide assets fairly, though not necessarily equally. Factors to consider in an equitable division of assets are length of the marriage, each spouse's financial and non-financial contributions, and financial needs to name a few.

Divorce and dividing retirement assets

Couples getting divorced need to know the rules about dividing retirement assets.  Retirement assets include 401Ks, pensions, or an Individual Retirement Account known as an IRA, and are considered marital property. Marital property is subject to division between spouses in a divorce settlement. Follow these steps when dividing your retirement assets.

Non-adversarial divorce in connecticut

A non-adversarial divorce in Connecticut is a process that aims to minimize conflict and promote cooperation between the parties. The goal of a non-adversarial divorce is to reach an agreement without the cost and hostility of an adversarial, litigious divorce. Couples work together to resolve issues such as property division, custody, support, and alimony without extensive litigation or courtroom battles.

Shared legal and physical custody is becoming more popular

Shared Legal and Physical Custody Is Becoming More Popular