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What is an uncontested divorce and how does one work?

82083493_s.jpgUnderstanding how an uncontested divorce is different from a divorce that is being contested is helpful for divorcing couples to understand. Divorcing couples should ensure they have all of their questions answered about the divorce process and how an uncontested divorce works when compared to a contested divorce.

Known as divorce month, January sees an influx in divorce filings

33445807_s.jpgMany things are on the minds of parents during the holidays. For many, it is to ensure that their children are able to spend quality time with their children, celebrating it with as much joy as possible. The holidays can be a challenging time for parents whose relationship has hit a breaking point; however, even when an impending end is near, many parents will hold off on filing for divorce until after the holidays.

The different names for spousal support and how it works

57098523_s.jpgThere are several different names that may be used to refer to the support one former spouse may pay to the other following a divorce. Terms such as spousal support, spousal maintenance and alimony all may be used to refer to generally the same thing which can be a major concern for divorcing spouses to understand.

How to address the topic of divorce with your children

119153881_S.jpgMarriage can have its obstacles and even an ending. Divorce is rarely an easy endeavor. After all, the parties involved have to entirely untangle their physical, emotional, and financial lives. This requires engaging in property division, discussing alimony and figuring out a child custody and visitation arrangement that furthers the best interests of any children involved.

What is the collaborative divorce process?

114074844_S.jpgIt can be challenging to go through the ending of a marriage. Those individuals who are going through a divorce may feel uneasy airing their grievances in court. This is understandable given the fact that very personal details of each party's life may be exposed in open court so that a judge, who knows nothing about the family other than what is presented to him or her in court, can make important divorce decisions that may reshape both individuals' lives. Those who are deterred by this process may want to consider other options that are available to them.

Coping with the emotions of divorce

20142140_M.jpgEnding a relationship is anything but easy. Many people who seek divorce find the process to be amongst the most difficult they will ever face in life. After all, marriage dissolution involves the untangling of lives that were once tightly interwoven. It not only reshapes an individual's day-to-day life, but it can also impact his or her financial standing as well as his or her relationship with his or her children.

Separation may help determine if divorce is the right option

104482663_S (1).jpgMarriage isn't easy. It often takes a lot of time and effort to ensure that a marital relationship stays strong, and it may be a task that lasts for years or even decades. Many Missouri residents go to these great lengths to avoid divorce, but the truth of the matter is that they may have another option available to them.

Navigating the unique challenges of a military divorce

83893595_S.jpgMilitary divorces can come with additional challenges that civilians may not face with their divorce cases. However, it is important to keep in mind that there are also similarities related to the basics of divorce any divorcing couple will need to address.

How to deal with unfair divorce tactics

43837501_S.jpgEnding a marriage can be a challenging experience on many different levels. The emotions that are tied up in the marriage dissolution process can be more than enough to make it difficult, but the logistics of untangling two lives can be overwhelming. Making matters worse, a contentious divorce can see the parties taking steps to try to thwart a fair resolution. This is why Midwesterners need to ensure they are protecting themselves as fully as possible throughout the divorce process, which includes knowing how to identify some of these brutal tactics and how to adequately address them.

Divorce, property division and hidden assets

73495332_S.jpgMarriages should be built on trust. Yet, when some Midwesterners contemplate divorce, they begin to shroud themselves in lies. There are many reasons for this behavior. Shame can play a role in instances of infidelity, but oftentimes, these lies have financial motives. Those individuals who know the laws as they pertain to divorce may realize that marital assets will be subjected to property division; thus, they seek to hide assets in an attempt to keep them for themselves.

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