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What Is Legal Separation?

Married couples facing conflict can decide to separate. The decision could be long or short term, depending on the nature of the dispute. In some cases, spouses will opt to file for legal separation. This could be due to legal reasons as well as a willingness to protect marital assets. What is legal separation? Legal...

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If My Spouse Divorces Me, Will I Have the Money to Survive?

Under Missouri law, in a divorce, you might be entitled to a monthly payment from your ex-spouse known as maintenance and formally known as alimony. The trial court can award maintenance if it first determines that the individual seeking maintenance “lacks sufficient property, including marital property apportioned to him, to provide for his reasonable need”...

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Can a Non-Parent Get Custody of My Kid?

CAN A NON-PARENT GET CUSTODY OF MY KID? People have a child or children automatically assuming that they, as parents, have the right to make decisions for the child or children so long as they are minors. This assumption has been reinforced by the United States Supreme Court which has consistently found that parents have a “fundamental”...

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