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When Is It Time To Give Up On Your Marriage?

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

Anyone who’s married can tell you: it’s not always easy.  Every marriage has ups and downs, and the downs can be pretty rough.  Many couples survive these lows, confident that it’s just a temporary hitch in the road.  But when is it just fanciful thinking to believe that things are going to improve? Signs… Read More »

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Don’t Make Divorce Harder Than It Has To Be

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

There is nothing easy about divorce.  That being said, the fact of the matter is that for some couples, divorce is exponentially more difficult than for others.  Why is that, and what can you do to improve the odds for your own divorce? 1-    Don’t let your emotions get the best of you:  You… Read More »

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The Holiday Divorce Trend

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

In January, the grim business of filing for divorce becomes a preoccupation for many. Shocking statistics tell the story: divorce rates rise as much as 30 percent after the holidays. One attorney reports that there are plenty of questions about what he calls New Year’s resolution divorce every January. Why the spike at the… Read More »

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Surviving Those Tough Divorce Negotiations

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

Divorce is difficult. Dividing up everything—from the property to the time with the kids—is absolutely one of the hardest things you will ever have to do. To achieve the best possible outcomes, then, you’re going to have to manage expectations and your own behavior. Investigate Options  Think about whether you would like to go… Read More »

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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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