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Co-parenting During a Pandemic

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

A divorce impacts couples in all stages of family life; many people celebrate their blended families, and work effectively as co-parents to the benefit of all involved.  As individuals remarry, parents frequently juggle children, stepchildren and exes, which, not surprisingly, can be a scheduling nightmare.  Making matters worse for some, school closures related to… Read More »

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When the Rich and Famous Divorce, the Settlements are Astronomical

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

Divorce isn’t limited to a particular race, religion, or economic status.  People of all stripes find themselves in need of divorce.  When those people are rich and famous, the titillating details can include incredible amounts of money! Some Famous Splits  It stands to reason that the more money and assets a couple has the… Read More »

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Gray Divorce: What to Expect when One Partner has Failing Health

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

People of all ages have to deal with divorce.  For older Americans, distinct concerns may arise as they consider a split. Naturally, they will have the usual issues relating to property division.  Additionally, they may have to deal with imminent health problems, retirement income, and promises involving adult children and/or stepchildren.  Having an experienced… Read More »

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Divorcees Entitled to Spousal Social Security

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

If you’re feeling a bit of trepidation as you consider the financial impact of divorce after 60, you’re not alone.  Divorce rates for older Americans have risen by 100 percent in the last three decades, leaving many to wonder how they will make ends meet after severing ties.  But don’t panic.  Since Missouri is… Read More »

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Is Divorce the Right Move for You?

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

Every marriage has ups and downs.  Sometimes dry spells last seemingly forever, only to be replaced by a long stretch of communication and closeness.  When do you know if your relationship is in real trouble?  According to experts, there are some definite warning signs that it may be time to consider a parting of… Read More »

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Playing it Smart in Divorce: Think Before you Post

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

It’s surprising the number of people who sabotage themselves by behaving badly on social media or with text messages and the like. The fact is, nine in ten divorce attorneys say they’ve seen an uptick in recent years of one party or another using saved posts and messages to disparage a former partner in… Read More »

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Helping Men get Alimony After Divorce

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

When we think of alimony, we often think of housewives getting spousal support from their higher earning former spouses.  But the fact of the matter is, 40 percent of the breadwinners in homes across America are women.  Even so, only three percent of men receive spousal support following a divorce.  Perhaps it’s time to… Read More »

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My marriage is dissolved, who gets the children?

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

After the dissolution of a marriage under Missouri law, or as part of the process of dissolution, the competent court decides, following a petition by one or both parents, on who will have custody of the children of the marriage. What is custody? Custody is composed by the decision-making rights, duties, and authority to… Read More »

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How to Get a Dissolution of Marriage in Missouri

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

Divorce is defined as the termination of the legal rights and obligations of the parties to a marriage through legal action. This is the term used in many states.  Missouri Statutes use the term ‘dissolution’ to refer to the legal termination of a marriage. The dissolution process begins with the filing of a petition… Read More »

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New Tax Law may mean that NOW is the time to get divorced

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by Congress and signed into law in December 2017, maintenance, what we used to call alimony, is no longer tax deductible. Currently under Missouri law, maintenance paid by one spouse to the other is taxable to the recipient and tax deductible to the paying spouse. All… Read More »

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