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)

What is marital property in Missouri?

A common divorce question is, “What is marital property in Missouri?” The easy answer is that anything a couple accumulates during their marriage is considered marital property. This includes both assets (stuff) and liabilities (stuff you owe). Here is the important part most people miss: it doesn’t matter who bought it, who earned the money…(Continue Reading)

What is an uncontested divorce in Missouri?

The short answer to the question “What does ‘uncontested divorce’ mean?” is that a husband and wife agree that they no longer want to be married to each other and agree on exactly how they wanted to conclude their marriage before they file any documents with the Court asking it to dissolve their marriage. Sound…(Continue Reading)