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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.

Celebrate your independence this weekend

27288122_S.jpgThis weekend, residents across Jackson County will be heading out to barbecues, beaches and cabins to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend. But if you are dealing with divorce, this weekend can be about more than celebrating the country's independence: It could also be about celebrating your own independence.

Preparing for an initial consultation

23648363_S.jpgIf you are considering a divorce or if you have been served with a petition, it is possible that you will soon be given advice from friends and family about what to expect regardless of whether you want to hear it or not. The one thing you should know is that the advice may largely be based on their own personal experiences.

What debt am I responsible for repaying after divorce?

3660161_S.jpgThere is no quick and easy way to answer the question posed in the headline of this post. The answer, which may be quite frustrating, is, "it depends." Just as there are different types of assets that may or may not be eligible for distribution in divorce, there are also different types of debt.

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  • Saint Louis County: 120 S. Central Ave., Suite 450, Clayton, MO 63105: Clayton Office
  • West County: 16024 Manchester Rd., Suite 103, Ellisville, MO 63011: Ellisville Office
  • Jackson County: 256 NE Tudor Rd., Lee's Summit, Missouri 64086: Lee's Summit Office
  • Jefferson County: 16 Municipal Drive, Suite C, Arnold, MO 63010: Arnold Office
  • St. Charles County: 2268 Bluestone Drive, St. Charles, MO 63303: St. Charles Office
  • Franklin County: 5 S. Oak St. Union, MO 63084: Union Office
  • Lincoln County: 20 Centerline Drive, Troy, Missouri 63379: Troy Office
  • Boone County: 1506 Chapel Hill Rd., Suite H, Columbia, MO 65203: Columbia Office
  • Greene County: 901 E. St. Louis, Suite 404, Springfield, Missouri 65806 Springfield, MO Office
  • St. Clair County: 115 Lincoln Place Ct., Ste. 101, Belleville, IL 62221: Belleville Office
  • Madison County: 5 Club Centre Ct., Suite A, Edwardsville, Illinois 62025: Edwardsville Office
  • Sangamon County: 400 S. 9th St., Suite 100, Springfield, IL 62701: Springfield Office
  • McLean County: 1012 Ekstam Drive, Suite 4, Bloomington, IL 61704: Bloomington Office
  • Johnson County: 7300 West 110th Street, Suite 560, Overland Park, KS 62210: Overland Park Office
  • Sedgwick County: 2024 N. Woodlawn Street, Suite 407, Wichita, Kansas 67208: Wichita Office
  • Monroe County: 116 W. Mill St., Waterloo, IL 62298 (by appt. only): Waterloo Office
  • St. Louis City: 100 S. 4th St., #549, St. Louis, MO 63102 (by appt. only): St. Louis Office
  • Jackson County: 2300 Main St., #948, Kansas City, MO 64108 (by appt. only): Kansas City Office

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