What is a non-contested divorce hearing?

When the parties in a divorce case have reached an agreement on how to end their marriage, a marital settlement agreement is drafted that reflects those terms along with a proposed judgement and parenting plan for the court to review and approve. In some cases, particularly if neither party is represented by an attorney, the…(Continue Reading)

What is Spousal Maintenance?

Many people are familiar with the concept of Alimony. But what exactly is spousal maintenance? Is it the same as alimony? Alimony is no longer awarded in Missouri and has not been for quite some time. The old concept of alimony was based on concepts anchored in traditional gender roles and a fault-based system of…(Continue Reading)