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Not every mother-in-law has a say in a high asset divorce

56472638_S.jpgBeing a member of the Royal Family in England is celebrity status at its highest level. Nearly two decades after Princess Diana's tragic death, gossip columnists continue to speculate whether the fatal motor vehicle accident in which she was involved was truly an accident or result of foul play. The princess and her former husband, Charles, had recently secured a high asset divorce, which was headline news at the time. Even though most Missouri residents live far simpler lives, when it comes to divorce and marital property issues, many may relate to the former Princess of Wales' situation.

Diana and Charles were the first royal couple of Buckingham Palace ever to file for divorce. In Missouri, the court determines how all marital assets will be divided in such cases. Not so, apparently, at the English palace. In Diana's case, her mother-in-law (i.e. Queen of England) reportedly had much say in what possessions Diana would keep and where she would live.

For instance, at the wedding between Diana and Charles, the world awed over the diamond tiara the bride wore on her head. For some reason, the queen did not allow Diana to keep the gift after she divorced the her son. Missouri residents planning to divorce needn't fear, though, for a mother-in-law in the United States would never be allowed to make decisions regarding equitable distribution of marital property.

Diana and Charles managed to create an amicable co-parenting plan. This is something most Missouri parents who divorce desire as well. A high asset divorce attorney possesses clear understanding of the law and can help protect parental rights and children's best interests in court.

Source: popsugar.com, "What Did Princess Diana Do After Divorce From Prince Charles", Brittney Stephens, May 17, 2017

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