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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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Does Living Together Impact Divorce Risk?

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

There are plenty of indicators that may increase the chances that a marriage may not last.  With the rise in the number of couples who cohabitate prior to marriage, it’s worth taking a look at the success of marriage for them compared to those who choose not to live together prior to tying the… Read More »

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Does Your Marriage Require A Safety Plan And An Exit Strategy?

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

If you feel trapped in a violent marriage, you likely feel that no one could possibly understand the difficulties of your situation.  Your reasons for staying are very real: but have you considered the very real reasons that you should leave?  Moving forward will certainly be fraught with many difficulties, but it may be… Read More »

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The Basics Of Missouri Adoptions

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

If you are thinking about expanding your family through adoption, congratulations!  You are embarking on a delicious adventure with rewards to last a lifetime.  But you should know that the journey can be complex and challenging in many ways, so be prepared for some significant trials moving forward. That’s why it’s so important that… Read More »

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When Your Marriage With An Addict Becomes Untenable

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

Let’s say you’ve been married for a while, and things have really changed from those early years.  Instead of a loving connection, you find that your spouse’s addiction issues have completely demolished any sense of camaraderie and teamwork you once had. You’ve stood by, been a cheerleader, and enforcement officer, and a rock during… Read More »

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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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