Missouri divorce - Child custody.
Joint or sole custody is awarded based on the best interests of the child and upon consideration of the following factors:
(1) the preference of the child; (2) the wishes of the parents and any proposed parenting plan submitted by both p ... More details
Missouri divorce - Child support.
Either or both parents may be ordered to provide child support. Marital misconduct is not to be considered as a factor. The following factors are considered:
(1) the child's custody arrangements; (2) the financial resources and needs of ... More details
Missouri divorce - General Divorce Procedure.
Settlement agreements are expressly authorized, and both spouses may file jointly, each spouse titled as “co-petitioner”. Some counties have approved pre-printed forms that may be used for filing, available through the court clerk. ... More details
Missouri divorce - Grounds for Missouri Divorce.
The only no-fault or fault-based ground for divorce in Missouri is the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage with no reasonable likelihood that the marriage can be saved. ... More details
Missouri divorce - Legal Separation.
Legal separation provisions include an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage which may include adultery, abandonment for six months, separation for 12 months before filing a petition for divorce, spousal behavior that the other spouse cannot reason ... More details
Missouri divorce - Mediation or Counseling.
The court, at its own initiative, may delay the proceedings for 30-180 days so the spouses may seek counseling
If a divorce is pending, either party may file a motion requesting mediation of their disputed issues. The parties may choose ... More details
Missouri divorce - Property Distribution.
Missouri is an "equitable distribution" state. Each spouse retains his or her separate property obtained prior to the marriage, including any gifts or inheritances. In addition, any property exchanged for separate property or interest obtai ... More details
Missouri divorce - Residency Requirements.
In order to file for divorce in Missouri, either spouse must have been a resident of Missouri for 90 days before filing. ... More details
Missouri divorce - Rights to Maiden Name.
Either spouse may petition the court for the name change, and a public notice of any name change must be published in the local newspaper in the county where the person resides. ... More details
Missouri divorce - Spouse’s name.
A spouse may petition the court for a change of name. A public notice of any name change should be published in a local newspaper in the county where the person resides. [Annotated Missouri Statutes; Chapter 527, Sections 270 and 290]. ... More details
Missouri divorce - Title of Divorce action.
Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. ... More details
Missouri divorce - Where to file for divorce.
The petition should bed filed in the county where the plaintiff resides. ... More details
Misuse of child support money after a divorce.
Once you have gone through a divorce, what if you believe that your ex-spouse is not using the child support for the benefit of the child?
If you can prove this to the judge, she might allow you to pay the support or some portion of it d ... More details
Modification of child support.
If circumstances change, the judge may modify the child support award. Unlike spousal support, the parties cannot make their own agreement saying that a child support order is "non-modifiable." ... More details
Money is the main reason of family quarrels and divorce.
An Economist Jay Zagorsky from the University of Ohio (Ohio State) has analyzed the results of a 40-years research project during which he interviewed about 33,000 people.
In 1960 researchers started to ask Americans from all over the co ... More details
Montana divorce - Alimony maintenance spousal support.
Either spouse may be awarded maintenance if that spouse can show:
(1) an inability to support himself or herself and (2) a lack of sufficient property (including his or her share of any marital property) to provide for his or her own nee ... More details
Montana divorce - Child custody.
"Parenting" is now the legal terminology in use in Montana to describe the concept of custody. "Parenting Plans" are now the Montana description of child custody arrangements. Sole or joint parenting is awarded based on the best i ... More details
Montana divorce - Child support.
Either or both parents may be ordered to pay child support, based on a consideration of the following factors:
(1) the financial resources of the child; (2) the standard of living the child would have enjoyed if the marriage had not been ... More details
Montana divorce - General Divorce Procedure.
Both spouses may file jointly. If both spouses filed jointly, each spouse should be titled as “co-petitioner”. Settlement agreements are authorized by law. ... More details
Montana divorce - Grounds for Montana Divorce.
Montana recognizes only two no-fault grounds for divorce, irretrievable breakdown of the marriage and serious marital discord, and living separate and apart for 180 days prior to filing. ... More details