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How the 10/10 rule can affect your military divorce

11177778_S.jpgIf you have heard anything about military divorce, you have probably heard that it is significantly more complicated than non-military divorce, largely because of the various factors that military couples must take into consideration. Obviously there are simple facets of military lifestyle that can make divorce difficult, such as one party being deployed in a different country and unable to attend court dates, but there are also factors of military life that must be addressed during a divorce.

How can unmarried couples establish property rights?

15665084_S.jpgIn this day and age, for one reason or another, more and more couples are choosing not to get married. While marriage is not technically necessary, it does offer many legal benefits, and perhaps the most important benefit is right to property in the event of a death or a divorce. If one member of an unmarried couple dies, then the significant other may not be able to claim ownership of the property that was collected throughout the course of the relationship.

Helping Missouri residents understand legal separation

3726816_S.jpgDivorce is a concept that many people are familiar with, even if they have never gone through it themselves. Whether through movies and television shows, watching the news or knowing somebody who has gone through a divorce, most people understand the concept of legally dissolving a marriage and splitting the life the couple were leading. Issues such as asset division, child custody and child support are not foreign to most.

Soldier records domestic abuse suffered from his ex

44546023_S.jpgIn many ways, members of the military are the strongest, toughest people in the entire country. The training and work to which they subject their bodies and minds would break many individuals, and yet some of the most unimaginable tragedies are daily occurrences for many in the military. Because of this, some may think that domestic violence is the least of worries for a soldier, but an ongoing legal battle in Florida proves that this is not the case.

The risks of owning property for unmarried couples

When it comes to marriage, the legal system simply assumes that all property is purchased with the consent of both parties for the use of both parties, and thus the property is considered marital property. If the marriage should end, and the couple splits up, marital property will be divided equally, keeping in mind the notion that both parties exerted joint control over a given property. Unfortunately for unmarried couples, things are not always quite so simple.

Helping grandparents with visitation rights

14310189_S.jpgWhen a couple decides to divorce, there are many legal issues that may arise, and many parties who may be less than satisfied with the results of the divorce. Oftentimes custodial parents feel that they are not paid enough in child support, or noncustodial parents feel that they do not get to see their children enough. While each of these may be valid concerns, there is a significant focus on the outcome of a divorce agreement as it pertains to children and parents, but very little attention is paid to grandparents.

Child abuse is a serious crime in Missouri

15783113_S.jpgWhen most people think of domestic violence, they imagine spouses in a heated argument, and usually the assumption is that the man eventually loses control and strikes the woman. This is a fairly common and frighteningly accurate idea of domestic violence, but there is much more to domestic violence than a man beating a woman, or even a woman beating a man. In some extremely tragic instances, there are children involved in the incident as well.

Helping unmarried couples understand their rights

22114547_S.jpgThere are many aspects of the law that can be extremely confusing for married couples and families in the event of a divorce, such as child custody and property division. However, as difficult as these issues can be for divorcing couples, they are often more complex for unmarried couples, who still must answer these questions if they break up or separate. Unlike divorces, where the law is often quite clear, disputes between unmarried couples can be extremely difficult to understand.

How do courts treat child support for military divorce?

33822199_S.jpgThe amount of special rules or provisions that exist for military divorce are incredibly innumerable, and this is why it is highly recommended that individuals going through a military divorce consult with an attorney. Legal assistance can help you understand the multifaceted issues at play in a military divorce, which can be crucial to receiving a divorce agreement that is fair to you and your circumstances as a military service member.

What are Missouri's adoption laws?

16972215_S.jpgThere are many reasons that an individual or a couple may wish to adopt a child: some same-sex couples who cannot conceive together choose to adopt in order to expand their families and some people simply want to provide a better life for children who have no caregiving relationships with their parents. Regardless of the reasons, those who wish to adopt are encouraged to do so, but armed with the necessary knowledge.

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