If you are paying or receiving child support, you may wonder what it should be used for and whether there are other expenses of your child that are required to be paid beyond the regular monthly support payment.
Unlike divorce litigation, a non-adversarial divorce requires the commitment of both of you to work towards an agreement outside of the courtroom.
Talking to Kids About Divorce
Do you and your soon to be ex-spouse know how to talk to you kids about a pending divorce?
Back to School Expenses
Having trouble managing your children’s expenses as school starts back up?
Back to School Transitions
Back to school season can be rough for divorced or separated parents. Kids in the Middle offers some tips for transitioning smoothly…
Tax Issues and Divorce
The following is a list of common the tax issues to consider and discuss with your lawyer or tax advisor before finalizing the terms of your agreement.
What does “no fault” divorce really mean in Missouri?
Conduct does not impact grounds for divorce There is sometimes a misconception that as Missouri is a “no-fault” state, misconduct during a marriage is not relevant. Missouri is a “no-fault” state, but the meaning of “no-fault” is that one only need prove that there is “no reasonable likelihood that the marriage can be preserved and that therefore the marriage is …
Drafting Settlement Agreements
Even the most contentious divorces more often end in an agreement rather than a trial. Therefore it’s as important that your lawyer is as skilled in drafting agreements as in trial practice. Ann Vatterott and I recently authored an article which was published in the spring edition of the Saint Louis Bar Journal directed to practicing attorneys which addresses some …
A Mediation Roadmap
If you are considering mediation, you may be wondering about the details of the process. Each mediation process is as unique as each family. The particular issues and amount of time you will need to spend addressing them will vary depending on your particular situation. The following is a general roadmap of what a mediation process can look like. Initial …