This answer depends on where the personal property is located and if both parties have legal rights to enter the real property used as the marital residence. The two types of property are important and distinct. Personal property is the household goods, furniture, vehicles, bank accounts,...View More
Under Missouri law, if a person fails to pay court-ordered child support, the state can enforce this obligation in several ways. One common method is income withholding, which can include wages, salaries, and other income like unemployment benefits, workman's compensation, and retirement...View More
Missouri is an "equitable distribution" state, which means that in a divorce, all marital property (that is, property acquired or increased during the marriage) is divided in a manner that the court finds fair and equitable. The court considers a range of factors, including each...View More
As a general rule, Missouri's wiretapping law is a "one-party consent" law. Missouri law makes it a crime to intercept or record any "wire, oral, or electronic communication" unless one party to the conversation consents. See Mo. Rev. Stat. § 542.402.2(2)(3). So, if you...View More
You state you are legally separated. If that means you have a judgment stating you are legally separated, then you simply need to file a motion to convert to a dissolution of marriage. You can have an attorney assist you or try to find forms on the self-representation portion of the Missouri courts...View More
When completing the divorce forms, list the names of your married children and their spouses, specifying their living arrangements, such as whether they reside with you, their spouse, or at a separate address.
In a situation where your ex-spouse refuses to remove their name from the deed or mortgage of the home awarded to you in the divorce, it's important to consult with a real estate attorney who specializes in divorce and property matters. They can review the details of your case, including the...View More
I own 3 restaurants (one of which my wife and I bought in 2014. The other two I had before we married). This 3rd restaurant operates under one of my original corporations formed in 2005, and she would like to buy me out (we are divorcing amicably) and I need the expertise to properly set her up... View More
First of all, congratulations on working this out amicably. Dividing up these assets will involve at least one written agreement between the two of you, and should also include the formation of a legal entity by your wife, as you indicate. I strongly encourage you to seek legal counsel to assist...View More
Partner and I are separating. We share bank accounts and all bills. She wants to keep the house and I'm fine with that. But we have built equity and as far as I'm aware, I get 50 percent when my name comes off of it. Is this correct and if so, what's next? Thank you.
The answer depends on A) how you and your partner hold title to the property and/or B) how you and your partner agree, in writing, to split the proceeds of sale of the property. The answer should be covered by A. As long as you are both on title as owners of equal shares, you will split the equity...View More
One day a week, the father picks up children in the evening and drives them to his home about one hour away. The next morning, he wants me to pick them up from his home one hour away, take them to school one hour away from there, then I have to drive about one hour to work. Court order says his... View More
From the description you would be the receiving parent. All the time in a given day needs to be accounted for between each parent (the school is not a custodian of your child) so as the start of school or as of 8:00 am the children are back in your custody. A common discussion is if a child gets...View More
the boys are 11 and 7. excellent students and happy at both of our houses. When I told my oldest . he was so upset and thought he did something to cause this, when his mother just randomly pulls this out of her hat and I know its to hurt me because i have been their coach for 5 years. Our team is... View More
To answer your question an attorney will have to review the parenting plan in your case. Every parenting plan can be different so there is no way we can tell without reviewing the documents in question.
My ex & I are recently divorced. We sold our home, it was financed in his name only but titled in both. Do we split a refund check from the mortgage company made out to him only? I certainly hope so because my income was used the whole time to make the mortgage payment. Please advise, I... View More
There is no general rule in real estate pertaining to this situation. This issue should have been addressed in your asset split in the divorce. Your family law attorney should be able to answer this question, or the answer should be in your marital settlement agreement.
A motion pendente lite is latin for "pending the litigation". The motion requests orders while a case is pending such as custody, visitation, child support or maintenance orders in divorce litigation. Pendente lite motions are often abbreviated as "PDL". Those temporary...View More
Unfortunately during temporary custody our GAL explained that he would be reaching out to the supervisor, and letting the supervisor know that he would be supervising the children during dad‘s visits. He was also to inspect the home making sure that it was a safe place for the children to go.... View More
Had a stroke on Feb1st. Spouse filed for divorce in NM. No representation, and not sure if I will ever work again. Would love to have some kind of representation as I am already having a hard time grasping an understanding due to the stroke.
You could seek to have the venue changed to Missouri, depending on your mobility and where the marriage was filed, etc. I would speak to a family law attorney near you and see if they can offer more guidance on the specifics of your case.
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