Divorce Planning in Missouri
There are certain things individuals can do to plan for a divorce. Gathering important documents is a good place to start. It is also important to start thinking about the applicable legal details that must be settled: dividing property, determining child custody, and other matters.
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Planning for Your Divorce
In most divorces, there are many legal issues that must be addressed. Dividing property is often one of the most adversarial divorce-related legal matters. In Missouri, marital property is subject to division. This includes any property that is acquired by either spouse during the marriage.
When divorcing spouses have children, it is necessary to determine a child custody arrangement. The best interests of the child involved are always considered when determining where the child will live. This also applies to child support matters.
In some divorces, spousal support will be ordered. This is not automatic, and the court considers many factors when determining whether spousal support will apply. Working with an attorney during this process is important, to ensure that your financial interests are represented.
Not all divorces have to be long, costly, and adversarial. Divorcing spouses who agree on all applicable legal issues can often get an uncontested divorce. When all legal issues have been settled prior to filing, the divorce can be completed in a timely and cost-effective manner.
What to bring to your divorce consultation:
- Pay stubs
- Tax returns
- Bank statements
- Investment statements
- Prenuptial agreements, if any
- Personal identification documents: Birth certificates, driver's license numbers, Social Security numbers
- Other relevant information
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