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Spousal Support: Crafting A Fair Deal For Both Sides

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

One of the greatest concerns many people face as they contemplate divorce is whether they will have the means to live and thrive after the dissolution of the marriage.  The higher earner may fear that requirements for spousal support will decimate any chance of a future, while a partner who never worked outside the… Read More »

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What Can You Do If You Lose Custody In Missouri?

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

Custody matters in Missouri generally lean toward awarding joint custody in a divorce, with the underlying belief being that a child is best served by having frequent and easy access to both parents.  Even so, parents are sometimes unable to come to agreements related to a parenting plan, leaving the court to select one… Read More »

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Playing Dirty In Divorce Can Boomerang

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

If you are going to divorce your spouse, you may have feelings of resentment, anger, and shame.  Perhaps you were married to a really awful person, and you’ve been emotionally devastated time and again.  You’ve suffered promises for a better life, and ridden the roller coaster of hope and disappointment one too many times. … Read More »

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How Can Mental Health Issues Affect Your Divorce?

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

Marriage can be a source of satisfaction and joy, as well as of frustration and despair.  Without question, mental health issues can complicate a marriage, straining ties and leaving one or both partners to consider divorce.  If you find yourself contemplating the end of your marriage and mental health issues are a factor, you… Read More »

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Understanding Child Support In Missouri

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

One of the most important and often misunderstood aspects of any divorce involving children is child support.  Parents who pay tend to think they’re forking over luxury money, and custodial parents who receive it are inclined to think it’s never enough.  How are payment amounts determined, and how are they to be spent?  Is… Read More »

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Is Your Ex Failing To Adhere To The Parenting Plan?

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

If you’ve been battling your ex over visitation, you may be missing out on valuable time to bond with your child(ren).  Not only is this unfair to you and your child(ren), it is also likely in violation of a court order.  You do have recourse, in the form of a Motion for Family Access…. Read More »

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Who Gets Fido In The Divorce?

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

As you contemplate divorce, you realize that you really wouldn’t miss your spouse one bit were you to part ways. Unfortunately, there’s another matter that is tugging at your heartstrings:  the family pet.  That’s where your real attachment lies.  So if you go forward with the decision to end the marriage, what are your… Read More »

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Incarceration And Divorce

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

Life and marriage can be complicated—none more so than a marriage wherein one or both parties to the marriage are behind bars.  What happens when one spouse in this situation finds it just too difficult to maintain the relationship? Is divorce a realistic option? Impacts of Incarceration on Marriage  We know that incarceration during… Read More »

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Unmarried Fathers Have Rights Too!

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

Are you the father of a child who was born out of wedlock?  If so, you’re part of a very large club here in the United States!  The truth is that an estimated 40 percent of children born in this country have unmarried parents.  That’s nearly a 30 percent increase from 30 years ago. … Read More »

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Keeping Mum About Divorce Plans

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

There are sometimes reasons to keep your divorce plans to yourself.  Splitting means taking two lives in separate directions; you’ll have different goals moving forward, and now is the time to think about what that means for you.  Developing a strategy for how to proceed can make the process more productive, and your experienced… Read More »

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