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Asset division can be just as hard for unmarried couples

19926312_S.jpgDivision of assets is always a significant factor in any kind of separation, and we have likely all known a couple that fought bitterly over assets during a divorce. Couples will engage in heated legal proceedings over who keeps the house, which gets the car and how much money each party walks away with. It is important to remember that these are not issues only for divorcing couples, but they can also be prevalent for couples that were never married.

What is considered marital property in Missouri?

11847067_S.jpgWhen two people get married, they expect that they will spend the rest of their lives together, and they often begin to build that life by accruing assets. A new bed in which to sleep together, a new house to raise their family, a new car to take the children to soccer practice, these are all things that married couples might buy to accommodate their new life. But not all marriages last, and in the event of a divorce, the question of who gets what suddenly becomes significant.

Protect yourself from domestic violence before it's too late

28831567_S.jpgThere is almost nobody in the country that would try to defend the actions of a domestic abuser. For most people, even if they have never experienced domestic abuse directly, there are few things more terrifying than the thought that going back to your home, the place where you should be safe, able to escape from the world, is more like walking into your own personal hell. Worse yet is the fear that you have no options, that you are stuck suffering the abuse for the rest of your life.

Legal aid for Missouri domestic violence victims

20081754_S.jpgDomestic violence is one of the most serious and tragic issues that a person can endure. Being mistreated emotionally, psychologically, physically or in any other capacity in your own home, likely by someone you trust or love, can be an extremely traumatic experience. That kind of betrayal makes the act even more frightening, and feeling unsafe in your home can take a serious toll on your mental well-being. You will likely become more stressed, and the inability to focus may impact your daily life.

Legal separation allows couples to experience post-marital life

22764244_S.jpgThere are multiple types of separation when it comes to couples seeking a break from their marriage. Many people are aware of a trial separation, which allows couples to experience living apart without actually changing their marriage, and many are aware of divorce, which obviously dissolves a marriage and essentially divides a married life into two separate lives. What you may not know is that there is a middle ground.

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