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How does the law treat unmarried couples?

25006503_S.jpgFor one reason or another, you and your significant other may decide that marriage is not right for you. This is a fairly common occurrence, wherein couples live together but don't officially marry. Of course, if unmarried couples split up, they cannot divorce. This can make the separation easier in many ways, but it can also lead to difficult situations such as property disputes.

Resolving property division for unmarried couples

13197200_S.jpgIn the past, many couples sought to legalize their union through marriage. But times have changed and more and more couples now live together without getting married. While peaceful and lifelong cohabitation of unmarried couples is always possible, National Center for Health Statistics data reveals that more than one-fourth of couples living together who have not wed will break up within their first three years of cohabitation. Going separate ways can produce several problems for these ex-couples.

Separation: A time to reevaluate a Missouri marriage

3204131_s.jpgWhile there is no separation requirement for divorce in Missouri, some couples still chose to enter into separation agreements. These agreements can address everything from child custody to property division and can have serious implications if there is a divorce filing later on down the road.

Divorce financial planning can help reduce financial worries

11597904_s.jpgThere are plenty of concerns when it comes to getting divorced in Missouri. Especially for the spouse who was not in charge of the couple's bills or budgeting, understanding what a couple has, what each spouse is entitled to, and what the future will look like from a financial standpoint can be frightening. 

Let logic, not emotions, guide divorce agreements

9440662_s.jpgIt is not uncommon for one St. Louis spouse to want to try and work through marital issues, while the other is 100 percent adamant that divorce is the only option. In these cases, where emotions are tied up and each spouse is struggling to come to an agreement, it is easy to make snap decisions that can end up really hurting someone in the end. 

Unmarried parents face unique challenges in Missouri

17592509_S.jpgMarriage is not necessarily for everyone. In fact, there are plenty of couples in Missouri who live together, share living expenses and have children, yet are not legally married. Of course, there is nothing wrong with these arrangements at all. However, when children are involved -- and the parents split up -- it can quickly become complicated.

Are changes necessary to pension payouts in military divorces?

17627924_S.jpgLike is the case with any Missouri divorce, there are two sides to every military divorce. While in some cases couples were married for more than 20 years before getting a divorce, in other cases spouses got married early and divorced early. Considering both of these marital situations are very different, some want to see changes made to the ways in which military pensions are split up among ex-spouses.

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