There is no legal requirement that you hire an attorney. It is strongly recommended that you hire an experienced divorce attorney to represent you. If you choose to represent yourself, you will certainly be at a disadvantage in settlement negotiations and in the courtroom. If you have children or if you have significant earnings or assets, you should consult with an attorney to make sure that your interests are protected.There is no legal requirement that you hire an attorney. It is strongly recommended that you hire an experienced divorce attorney to represent you. If you choose to represent yourself, you Read more
What is a divorce going to cost me? Can I afford it?
In getting a divorce, you will most likely have to pay for attorney’s fees and court filing fees. Depending on the facts of your case, the court may order you to pay maintenance (or alimony), child support, or other money to your spouse to divide your property, possibly including your spouse’s attorney’s fees. It is certainly in your best interest to hire an experienced divorce attorney to make sure that your rights are asserted and your assets are protected in the long-term. One of the issues that can affect the cost of a divorce is whether you and your spouse Read more
What if my spouse does not want the divorce?
If your spouse does not want a divorce and denies that the marriage is irretrievably broken, you may still obtain a divorce. You will need to show one of the following: That your spouse committed adultery and that you cannot live with your spouse; That your spouse has behaved in such a way that you cannot live with your spouse; That your spouse has abandoned you for at least six continuous months before the divorce was filed; That you and your spouse have agreed to live separately and have done so for at least 12 continuous months before the divorce Read more
What are the grounds for divorce in Missouri?
Missouri is a no-fault state. It is not necessary to show that either one of the parties was at fault. The statutory basis for a divorce in Missouri is that there is no reasonable likelihood that the marriage can be preserved and, therefore, the marriage is irretrievably broken.