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Divorce Settlement vs. Going to Court - What's Better?

Posted by Joshua Wilson | Apr 05, 2021 | 0 Comments

Negotiating the terms of a divorce agreement is almost never easy, but it gets even harder when the two parties are not on good terms. Despite this, settling out of court is usually the best option. Not only can this save you money, but it can also help to avoid a judgment that isn't in your favo...

Do I Have to Pay Alimony if My Ex is Cohabiting

Posted by Joshua Wilson | Apr 02, 2021 | 0 Comments

Alimony refers to court-ordered payments that are awarded to an ex-spouse or former spouse within a divorce agreement. Alimony exists in order to provide financial support to the ex-partner that makes a lower income.  In some cases, an ex-spouse may not make any income at all. This is why alimon...

Divorce for Members of the Military

Posted by Joshua Wilson | Mar 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

Divorce happens to many couples, and military couples are no exception. Despite this, divorce in the military statistics is only 3.8% as compared to the standard 50% of the United States. The terms in which a relationship ends often plays a factor in how the divorce will go as well. Whether ther...

What To Know About Child Custody Evaluations

Posted by Joshua Wilson | Mar 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

In all divorce cases where a child is involved, custody - both physical and legal - must be determined. Typically in Missouri this process is decided upon by the two parents, but in some cases outside professionals and the court step in to make the determination.

The Difference Between Legal Separation And Divorce

Posted by Joshua Wilson | Mar 02, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you and your spouse are considering getting a divorce, it's a good idea to review all your options and look into the possibility of a legal separation in lieu of an actual divorce. Each legal designation has its own benefits and it's important to understand each fully before you make a decision.

Medical Marijuana Laws in Missouri

Posted by Joshua Wilson | Feb 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

What are the Current Laws in Missouri for Medical Marijuana? After years of aggressive prosecution for the use of marijuana in Missouri, the voting public passed a ballot initiative legalizing medical marijuana in 2018. This ballot initiative allows for the medical use of marijuana when recommen...

Marijuana and Child Custody

Posted by Joshua Wilson | Feb 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

Cannabis is more stigmatized than alcohol despite its effects being less severe. This stigma can effect the outcome in custody cases. Although its okay to legally use cannabis, it is still best to refrain if possible due to the stigma associated with it, which may impact your case.

Bankruptcy After a Natural Disaster in Missouri

Posted by Joshua Wilson | May 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Many people in the U.S. find it a challenge to stay out of debt, even without any emergency or disaster. However, a sudden windstorm or tornado can cause so much damage that families cannot recover financially from the losses. For some families who cannot pay off their bills after a natural disas...

Missouri Courts and Reopening Plans Beginning May 16

Posted by Joshua Wilson | May 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Effective March 16, 2020, the Missouri Supreme Court ordered almost all court activities closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The courts remained open but suspended almost all in-person proceedings, with limited exceptions. Judges and court clerks were encouraged to utilize all available ...

What Happens to My 401k in a Divorce?

Posted by Joshua Wilson | May 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

According to Fidelity Investments, the average balance of a 401(k) in March 2019 was $103,700. This number is based on more than 16 million 401(k) account holders in the U.S. The average amount in a 401(k) is generally tied to age. For 20 to 29 year olds, the average balance was $12,000. For 60 t...

Credit Card Debt, Coronavirus, and Bankruptcy Relief

Posted by Joshua Wilson | May 04, 2020 | 0 Comments

Many Americans rely on credit cards to get them through tough times. Unfortunately, this can lead to racking up a lot of high-interest debt. During the COVID-19 outbreak, some people are having to pay more for daily necessities even in the face of reduced income or even unemployment. It is a diff...

Peak of Bankruptcy Filings May Not Happen Until Next Year

Posted by Joshua Wilson | Apr 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

More people are continuing to file for unemployment benefits. According to the Department of Labor, last week, 6.6 million filed for unemployment. There are almost 17 million people who have filed for jobless benefits in the past three weeks. With many businesses staying closed and stay-at-home o...

Personal Bankruptcy Filing After Coronavirus

Posted by Joshua Wilson | Apr 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak is a financial nightmare for many people in Missouri. Individuals and business owners who were staying just above water are ending up deep in debt because of the loss of a job, lack of customers, or paying for medical care for a sick loved one.  For those who are...

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