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Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith finalize divorce

After 18 years of marriage, actors Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith have finalized their divorce. The divorce appears to have been amicable. In fact, the couple was able to reach a divorce settlement agreement, which was approved by a court. The details of that agreement were just released.

Is an inheritance subject to division in a divorce?

12657770_S.jpgOne of the main issues in a divorce is dividing property. This can quickly become a complicated and contested issue, particularly if the couple has a lot of assets. In Missouri, any marital property is subject to division. Marital property generally includes any property that was acquired by either you or your spouse during the marriage, though there are exceptions. An inheritance is one of these exceptions.

What goes into making a valid prenuptial agreement?

A prenuptial agreement is a contract under Missouri law but due to their potential for abuse it has some distinctions from ordinary contracts. This post will cover some of the considerations for prospective spouses to consider when contemplating entering into a prenuptial agreement.

How is workers' compensation treated in asset division?

26521242_S.jpgOne of the key considerations in any divorce is how to ascertain what assets belong to the marriage and which ones are separate assets. This often depends on when the asset was acquired by one of the spouses. In this regard, a question that comes up on occasion concerns assets such as sums of money that one spouse becomes entitled to during the marriage but which pay out after the spouses separate. This can occur in situations involving workers' compensation benefits.

Is a do-it-yourself divorce in Missouri a good idea?

7741351_S.jpgWe live in an era of increasing complexity. Matters that our parents and grandparents once may have taken for granted as being something they could do on their own, now, often because of their technology or because of government regulations, require someone who is technically or professionally trained to perform.

High asset divorces are high stakes matters

Thumbnail image for 29323304_S.jpgMaterial success, measured in terms of cash, property and other assets, can in some ways be a drawback when it comes to a marriage that ends in divorce. High-asset divorces are often the source of salacious stories involving short-term celebrity marriages, but for many people a divorce with considerable asset division implications comes after the couple has been together for many years.

Billionaire oil company couple going through high asset divorce

money.jpgWhether you live in Missouri or elsewhere, divorce is a difficult time from an emotional standpoint let alone the financial complications that ensue when money is involved. This is particularly true in a high asset divorce. Any property interests, including real estate, as well as pensions and business assets should be taken into account when deciding what each party will receive in the outcome.

High net worth divorces present unique issues

9822418_S.jpgA divorce is frequently difficult to go through. Even the most amicable divorces still represent the breakdown of a relationship between two people. A divorce is the legal recognition that two people are ending a chapter of their lives, and that change can be difficult to manage for many people. An added concern in certain cases is the fear that your lifestyle will be altered for the worse.

Did Liberty Ross get big divorce payout due to cheating husband?

15074975_S.jpgIt was reported today the divorce of actress Liberty Ross and director Rupert Sanders has become final and that Ross received a favorable divorce settlement. Many of our Missouri readers may remember hearing that the couple filed for divorce in early 2013 shortly after a cheating scandal went public. Photos of Sanders kissing actress Kristen Stewart were published by the media. Now, entertainment news sources are reporting that Ross was paid "guilt money" as part of the divorce settlement.

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