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Many children born to unmarried couples in recent years

18631489_S.jpgFor some couples, marriage is an important next step in their relationship. For others, it is also a religious matter or even a matter of propriety. More and more, however, couples are deciding against going down the marriage road. For some, it is a matter of legality, as same-sex marriages are not available in every state. Others simply don't feel that marriage is for them. Whatever the case, unmarried couples are not uncommon in Missouri.

Missouri shows little gender bias in family law matters

25027315_S.jpgFamily law is a multifaceted legal area that covers topics ranging from marriage and divorce to domestic abuse and property disputes. One of the most important topics is family law's role in determining the upbringing of children. Children are the future of our world and are often the most important part of any divorce proceeding, as all parties involved want what's best for the child. Unfortunately, courts in the past have often held a belief that mothers are what's best for the child.

MU doctoral student finds Twitter may play a role in divorce

Thumbnail image for 15940331_S.jpgObviously, nobody goes into a marriage expecting it to end in divorce. Building a life with your partner is exciting and can lead to many different challenges. But at times, some challenges may become insurmountable. Due to many factors, divorce rates have been high in our country for quite some time. While there are many different issues that contribute to this trend, a new study indicates that Twitter may be a serious home wrecker.

Man found guilty after fleeing country to avoid child support

10472317_S.jpgFor a parent, divorce is more than just moving away from a former spouse and dividing marital property. Parents have to consider family law matters such as child support and child custody. Violations of custody and support orders can not only jeopardize the well-being of children, but also result in the loss of a parent's rights and freedom.

Missouri law-makers debate 'revenge porn'

Thumbnail image for 23217964_S.jpgWhile a relationship is going well, it is often difficult to imagine it ending badly. However, the sad reality for many Missouri couples is that the most intimate of shared memories can become tools with which former partners hurt and embarrass each other during times of domestic dispute.

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.

The affects of divorce upon spouses and children

8196961_S.jpgRecent research concerning as to why couple's divorce may not provide additional insight. However, this research does reiterate that divorce can be extremely stressful for both husbands and wives. There also are indications of a large number of cultural factors that go into why a divorce has taken place.

If my parents divorced, am I likely to divorce as well?

10657514_S.jpgThe title of this post is perhaps one of the most common questions in any relationship across the nation because it taps into our primal nature to make order out of chaos. Now, that's not to say that your own relationship cannot be affected by other relationships in your life, but rather it's important to remember that sometimes things happen in our lives that are completely random and may not have anything to do with what we think they might.

Divorce trends: What was the style of the marriage?

3204131_s.jpgWhen it comes to family law, given the fact that many marriage ideals have greatly changes over the years, this too means the trend among divorce settlements has also greatly changed. Now, many men are the ones being awarded things like child custody, child support and alimony. 

Think ahead when creating a prenuptial agreement

16575821_s.jpgA good prenuptial agreement contains detailed information pertaining to significant assets and debts. The best agreements are also those that cover all types of possible situations, from spouses becoming involved in each other's businesses to one spouse staying home to take care of children. 

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