That one spouse may be awarded support from the other in a divorce in Missouri is common knowledge. Questions may arise about how the court determines spousal support obligations. Someone being ordered to pay spousal support will wonder what safeguards are in place to ensure that a spousal support award is not arbitrary?
There is a good chance that no matter where you live, in Missouri or elsewhere, your life has been touched by divorce in some way. So if you are thinking about getting married or remarried, you may be wondering how a prenuptial agreement works and whether you should enter into one before taking your vows.
The family law question of whether same-sex couples can legally marry in the state of Missouri continues to evolve. At the present time, the state does not recognize same-sex marriages. The issue has become clouded based on the apparent willingness of the municipal government in St. Louis to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and an ongoing lawsuit against the state by the American Civil Liberties Union seeking to overturn the ban on same sex marriage.
Stange Law Firm, PC, a family law firm, with offices in Missouri in St. Louis (Brentwood), West St. Louis County (Ellisville), St. Charles, Jefferson County (Arnold), Franklin County (Union) and St. Louis City (by appointment only), along with three offices in Illinois in the St. Louis Metro East, has now opened an office in Lincoln County in Troy at 20 Centerline Drive, Troy, Missouri 63379. This new office office will better serve the firm's clients in Lincoln County, Missouri and in the western edge of St. Charles County, Warren County, Pike County, Montgomery County and the surrounding areas. The opening was July 1, 2014.
The same-sex marriage issue has been taking on more significance in the U.S. for several years now. With many states moving forward with the legalization of same-sex unions, it was only a matter of time before Missouri family law attorneys would have to face a new challenge. That challenge is in the dissolution of same-sex marriages, or divorce.
It is almost wedding season in Missouri, as summer and early fall are some of the most popular times to hold the big celebration. That means more couples may be considering their future as a couple, and that may lead to discussions of a prenuptial agreement. Admittedly, this can be an uncomfortable topic. After all, who wants to think about divorce when you haven't even made it to the altar?
Social media websites have revolutionized the way we interact with significant others, friends, family members, and co-workers. Instead of writing a formal email, all you have to do on one of these websites is to open a chat box and type in a brief message. Responses to these messages typically come much faster than standard email. There is no doubt that social media websites, such as Facebook and Twitter, have changed the way we socialize in St. Charles, Missouri, as well as around the globe. However, not all of these changes are having a positive impact on our social lives.