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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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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?

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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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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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When the Rich and Famous Divorce, the Settlements are Astronomical

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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

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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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How to Get a Dissolution of Marriage in Missouri

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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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