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Legal separation is a possible alternative to divorce in Missouri

When your marriage starts to go south, you might decide that you just can't fight for it any longer. One option that you have is to separate from your spouse. In Missouri, you can file for a legal separation. This has some of the same benefits of divorce without having to actually get a divorce.

Qualifying for alimony in Missouri

In Missouri, alimony is viewed as a measure upon which the less financially solvent spouse can rely to give both spouses more of an equitable foundation post-divorce. In cases where one spouse sacrificed a career to stay home and raise the kids or take care of the home, alimony can help a spouse cover housing and necessities until they are able to do so on their own.

Woman loses frozen embryo fight in Missouri Supreme Court

A St. Louis divorcee, who hoped to have her case involving the custody of two frozen embryos heard in front of Missouri Supreme Court, has had her case rejected by the state's highest court. In rejecting her case, she's forced to accept an earlier appeals court ruling that previously denied the custody request.

Should you move out of the marital home?

Financially maintaining a household can be quite challenging for a couple. There's the mortgage, the utilities and the general upkeep associated with home-ownership. Going through a divorce can really throw a wrench into the situation though. Who should keep the home? Does it even make sense to keep the home? Between family memories and general comfort, emotions tend to run high when talking about the marital home. However, it's important to look at the situation from a financial and logistical standpoint, not a purely emotional one.

What should I know about different types of separations?

When you and your spouse aren't getting along, you might wonder if a divorce is the best course of action. Going through a separation is one option that you have that can give you a glimpse into what life will be like if you do divorce. There are some specific points you should know about a separation if you are considering this as an option for your life.

Think ahead when you are heading toward divorce

The end of the year means a lot of things to different people. For some people, it means that a divorce is looming. The beginning of the year is a busy time of the year for divorces. Parents might not want to ruin the holiday with the news of the divorce. Other couples might want to start the new year off without the relationship. It is all a matter of personal preference.

How to survive the holidays after divorce

There are several occasions that will be difficult after divorce, including birthdays and anniversaries, but often the holiday season is one of the hardest times for recently divorced people, especially if you have children. While there will always be parts that are hard, there are some things you can do to make it easier. Here are some tips to get through the holiday season after divorce.

Protecting your online information during divorce

If you're in the process of divorcing, the information on your and your spouse's electronic devices can be valuable for a variety of reasons. It can provide evidence of hidden assets, behavior that could affect child custody or spousal support and untrue statements that a spouse made in court documents.

Why do divorces spike after vacations?

As we head towards the end-of-year holiday season when couples and families spend more time together, either at home or away, the results of a sociological study might be interesting for couples who are looking toward this season to mend a troubled marriage.

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