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Here are some topics we think everyone going through a divorce needs to know.
Ending a marriage isn’t simple, even in the most amicable of circumstances. If you are considering divorce, it’s helpful to understand what you’ll need to do and know before you start. Here is a list of essential pre-divorce steps to prepare you for this major life transition.
During a divorce, everything feels out of your control. As divorce attorneys with a combined 30 years of experience, however, we know there are numerous things clients CAN do to make the entire process easier for themselves, their children and those around them. Empower yourself with these top tips!
Divorce is a lonely prospect. Having someone to lean on for comfort and support can make it a little more bearable–and remind you there will be a new life ahead. But is it actually a good idea to date while getting divorced? It pays to proceed carefully–and be aware of potential consequences.
Divorce involves unfamiliar and often confusing procedures. A common one is a court appearance known as a settlement conference, sometimes referred to as a pre-trial conference. Learn the purpose behind the settlement conference, what to expect and how it can benefit you.
Litigation is the most common divorce option. Even if your divorce begins with this litigation process, however, that does not mean a trial is inevitable; while some situations do require a trial on the issues, many settle out of court. Here’s how a litigated divorce works:
- Opening Moves in a Litigated Divorce
- Discovery and Other Steps in a Litigated Divorce
- Concluding Your Litigated Divorce
As you navigate the dissolution of your marriage, it is important to have an understanding of your debts and credit accounts. Here’s what you need to know about liability, secured and unsecured credit, the limits of dissolution agreements and establishing good credit of your own.
Divorce is messy emotionally and financially for most couples parting ways. One of the biggest concerns is who will be responsible for which debts. Who decides what’s fair? Full financial disclosure is the first step. In Missouri, each divorcing party is required by law to give a complete picture of their financial situation.
In Missouri, spousal support is referred to as maintenance rather than alimony. The purpose of spousal support is to ensure that one of lesser financial means will not suffer undue hardship when the marriage is over. How long it continues depends on the type of alimony a judge orders.
Divorce often represents a financial setback for people of all income levels because they no longer share living expenses and paychecks. But the separation of finances can be a good thing, too. Check out these silver linings!
Want more? Read our website every week for family law news, helpful tips and recommendations. With a combined 30 years in family law, the attorneys at Jones Family Law Group, LLC, will provide the legal guidance you need. For questions or to schedule a confidential consultation, call 314-449-8830.