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What do courts consider when dividing marital property?

Whether you are anticipating a divorce in the near future or have already filed a divorce petition, you may have a wide variety of questions related to splitting up with your marital partner. For example, you could be wondering who will get custody of your child or whether you will be required to pay alimony. In Jackson County, and across Missouri, divorce can also create uncertainties related to the distribution of marital property. It may be helpful for you to develop an idea of which factors the court will examine when deciding how your marital property should be split up.

Immigration and invalid marriages

50651420_S.jpgFrom securing a job to investing in a business, there are many ways that people move to the U.S. According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, marriage is a path for some to become permanent residents. Unfortunately, some people may use marriage solely as a way to obtain a green card and live in Jackson County, or another part of Missouri. Furthermore, it is crucial for those who believe that they may have been subjected to marraige fraud to understand which marriages are considered invalid and know their rights.

The validity of divorce filings in other countries

42286944_S.jpgWith regard to divorce, couples in Jackson County may encounter a plethora of hurdles, such as disputes over alimony and child support. However, less common concerns may arise, such as a spouse deciding to file for a divorce from their spouse who lives in Missouri while they are in another country. Foreign divorce filings take place for various reasons, such as a spouse moving overseas for employment purposes, and it is crucial for both parties to understand whether or not the divorce is valid.

Signing a prenuptial agreement in Missouri

If you are planning a wedding with your prospective spouse, you may be dealing with all sorts of issues related to marriage. However, prenuptial agreements can be very stressful and some people are concerned about the impact a prenup will have on their financial future, especially for those who have a high net worth. In Jackson County, and counties across the state of Missouri, it is important for you to carefully assess the ins and outs of prenups if you are in this position.

Are annuities considered marital property?

Whether you are thinking about splitting up with your spouse or are already in the middle of a divorce, there are a number of factors you may need to take into account, such as child custody and other legal issues. However, divorce can have a significant financial impact on you as well and it is important to understand how property may be divided. For example, if you live in Jackson County and have an annuity, it is important to know how these assets are handled when couples divorce in Missouri.

How to behave in divorce court

36417391_S.jpgIdeally, spouses are able to sit down with their attorneys in Missouri and come to a reasonable agreement on property division and other issues. Once this is reached, it is taken to the judge, where the final decision is handed down. However, if things do not go so smoothly, it may be much more difficult for both parties to keep their composure while in the court room. The Huffington Post warns that behavior in front of the judge may affect the outcome of the case.

Think divorcing in your 20s is easy? Think again

39243747_S.jpgThere are many things that seem easier for people of a certain age. But the fact is that we never really know how easy or difficult something is for others. For instance, as this article on The Huffington Post points out, there are many misconceptions people have about people who divorce at a young age. Some people think it's easy; others think it is the result of a careless, immature decision to marry too young.

Marriage takes work. According to study, so does avoiding divorce

36327390_S.jpgust about every week or so, we read about a new study that reveals a link between certain behaviors and an increased risk of divorce. This is not surprising, considering the fact that people often want to know what they can do to protect their marriage from ending.

3 things to take away from Paltrow-Martin divorce

11615436_S.jpgIf you read celebrity news, you may already know that actress Gwyneth Paltrow and musician Chris Martin recently finalized their divorce. The split initially made headlines for Paltrow's use of the phrase "consciously uncoupled" in place of "divorce," and now over two years later, BBC has reported that they are officially and legally uncoupled.

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