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When Tragedy Leads To Divorce

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

Couples split up for myriad reasons: infidelity, growing apart, incompatibility between the sheets—the motivations to go in different directions are endless.  In some cases, both partners take responsibility for the divorce, while in others, there’s one clear and undisputed “bad guy.”  The hardest divorces, it seems, involve couples who part ways under duress.  Unfortunately,… Read More »

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When Divorce Sneaks Up On You

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

Happily married…how many people can claim that?  Sure, your relationship isn’t dripping with excitement or spontaneity these days, but you’re comfortable.  You complement one another, and you’ve managed to get a bead on the American dream.  Life is good—a couple of kids, a two-bedroom home with a little yard for the dog, and a… Read More »

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Missouri Divorce Basics

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

If you’re headed for a divorce, you are likely unsure about what the future holds.  Understanding the laws here in Missouri can help you prepare for the divorce itself, as well as life after divorce.  Here are some basic things you need to know. Equitable Distribution  Obviously, marital property and debt is going to… Read More »

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The Correlation Between Job Choice And Divorce

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

Studies have been done taking a look at everything imaginable.  When it comes to divorce statistics, there are countless studies looking at the various factors that impact marital satisfaction, and, ultimately, divorce rates.  Research has been done examining the impact of age, income, and education on the potential for divorce.  It has scrutinized the… Read More »

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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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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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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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