Divorce is a deeply confusing and troubling situation for many spouses. The separation is often complicated by the fact that most spouses are unfamiliar with the divorce process, and unsure of what to expect. Those attempting to separate, therefore, should contact a lawyer for advice and assistance.
Helping You Divide Your Assets In A Divorce
Divorce is more than simply a legal agreement to end a marriage. The process is made up of many important decisions and agreements such as property division, spousal support, child custody and visitation.
Property division is key among these decisions, as spouses will have to determine how the marital assets will be split up. Even in uncontested divorces, property division can be a source of confusion and disagreement. Spouses sometimes overlook important assets such as inheritances or gifts. This can lead to unfair property division.
Missouri's property division laws can be complex. I can guide you through them. I will also examine your finances personally to determine which assets are subject to division, and which ones are not. I will take the time to get to know you personally and to understand your current situation. Together, we can decide which pieces of property you need to keep, and which pieces are open for negotiation.
Spousal Support In Missouri Divorces
Spousal support is another point of contention in Missouri divorces. Under state law, spousal support is awarded entirely on an as-needed basis — it is not tied to a specific formula. Spouses therefore must present their cases very clearly to ensure that their needs are considered. Whether you are the working spouse or the nonworking spouse, I can help you to protect your interests throughout the proceedings.
Get Professional Legal Help
I am Debora L. Hale, a family law and divorce attorney based in Lee's Summit. Over the past 18 years, I have helped hundreds of people resolve their family law issues, and I can help you too. If you need legal assistance, call The Law Office of Debora L. Hale, LLC, at 816-875-6558 or contact me online. I offer free 30-minute consultations to all clients. Weekend appointments are available on request.