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Dividing assets in a Missouri divorce

Over the course of their years together, married couples in Missouri and across the country tend to accumulate assets. While assets such as real estate and retirement funds are typically some of their most valuable ones, others -- such as investment accounts, vehicles and frequent flyer miles -- can be significant. Couples who choose to divorce must work to divide both these assets and their liabilities as part of the path to the next stage of their lives.

Divorce case: Kevin Garnett ordered to pay $100,000 in support

When a couple chooses to end their marriage in Missouri and other areas of the country, there are multiple decisions that must be made. When one member of the couple was a high-profile professional basketball player, the case -- including the rulings that a court may make -- could garner a significant amount of media attention. Additionally, when there are more assets involved, the process of creating a divorce agreement can be even more complicated.

Reducing some of the conflict associated with a Missouri divorce

When people marry, they do so with the intention of spending the rest of their lives together. However, as life events occur, people change, and so does the nature of their relationships. For some couples, this could leave them carefully evaluating whether to stay in their marriage. Though the divorce process can be an emotionally difficult one, there are ways to transition into a new life in Missouri, and reduce the stress associated with it for all parties, including any children of the relationship.

Social Security benefits after divorce

For many people in Missouri, questions regarding how they will support themselves in their retirement is something that keeps them up at night. This is likely especially true for those who have recently gone through or are contemplating a divorce. However, even if the marriage is legally over, a spouse may still be entitled to a larger amount of Social Security benefits based on the former spouse's work history.

Divorce: Belief that separate accounts protect assets is myth

Even though people who are opting to marry have the expectation of living happily ever after, many still have a realistic view on the potential outcomes. That is, many people getting married are aware that as life events occur and changes them, they may no longer be as compatible as they once were. As such, some in Missouri will take precautions before they say their vows to protect their assets in the event their marriage should end in divorce.

Child custody, asset division issue in Robert De Niro's divorce

While there are some couples in Missouri who are able to amicably end their marriage, allowing them to transition to the next stage of their lives relatively drama-free, there are many who need court intervention to help them make a variety of different decisions related to their split. This appears to be the case in the divorce of Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower. At issue is the division of millions of dollars as well as custody of their daughter.

Dividing real estate as part of a divorce

When a couple in Missouri chooses to marry, there are multiple decisions that they must make. However, couples who are in love and filled with hope for the future are often able to fully discuss their options and come to compromises that are mutually agreeable. Unfortunately, if the relationship comes to an end, the couple is left to disentangle their lives without that same spirit of compromise, significantly complicating the property division aspect of a divorce.

How retirement assets are treated in divorce

Many couples in Missouri are aware of how important retirement savings are, and do their best to plan and save accordingly. For some couples, retirement savings can account for a significant portion of their property. This can make figuring out how to divide retirement assets during a divorce extremely difficult.

Saving time and money with a collaborative divorce

For some couples in Missouri, the end of their romantic relationship is dramatic, marked by bitterness and contention. For others, the end comes slowly without anger as the couple slip into a pattern of a friendly relationship rather than a romantic one. For either scenario, there are divorce options that can help transition to the next stage of life more peacefully.

Keeping society's negatives out of divorce

In many respects the world is in turmoil and the media is replete with negatives that inundate people on a daily basis. It seems that many societal conflicts also have their impacts on marriage and divorce in Missouri and elsewhere and can exacerbate feelings of anger and tension. A recent survey showed that lawyers believe the current state of politics has created divorces that are more contentious than they have been in the past.

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