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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. 

Missouri legislation concerning foster children care

2080941_S.jpgThe Missouri legislature has taken steps to make it easier for individuals to assume the role of being foster parents in our state.  Missouri Senate Bill 47 allows for distant relatives and individuals with family ties to receive additional subsidization for taking on the role of guardianship for children.

Suspicious reasons for marriage can lead to complicated divorce

22920438_S.jpgMarriage as an institution has become quite tricky. While the idea is that two people who love each other very much take vows to honor and respect each other, and spend the rest of their lives together, going by the high divorce rate one has to be realistic when speaking of marriage. In addition, outside of the fact that many marriages just do not work out as intended for any number of reasons, there are also those marriages where one has to question the motives behind the marriage in the first place.

Supreme Court to hear arguments in Baby Veronica case

13159699_S.jpgFor the first time in 14 years, the U.S. Supreme Court is getting ready to rule on whether the Indian Child Welfare Act can stop an adoption, even if that adoption was granted by the custodial parent and done in accordance with state law. The ruling is expected to set precedent to future ICWA cases.

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