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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.

The fate of the family home in a Missouri divorce

There is no doubt that the end of a marriage is a significant time period for all involved. Couples in Missouri who choose to divorce are often left to make significant decisions that could ultimately have a lasting impact. One of the biggest decisions is what will happen to the family home.

Managing finances following a later-in-life divorce

When couples in Missouri and across the country walk down the aisle, they likely do so with the intention that they will spend the rest of their lives with the person by their side. However, as life happens and people change, a couple often finds that they are no longer compatible. Though there are likely several factors that impact these numbers, some reports indicate that the divorce rate among people over 50 from the United States has doubled over the last 30 years.

Helping children cope with their parents' divorce

There is no doubt that the end of a marriage is difficult for all parties involved. Even when both spouses in Missouri recognize that seeking a divorce is the best option, it is still often an emotionally difficult transition. Likewise, children are left adjusting to a new normal as a result of the decision. Though this "normal" may be better if they now experience less conflict, it is still a time of transition. Children are, overall, resilient, but parents can still help them through the process with as little impact as possible.

Using a private sale to transfer real estate during a divorce

The decision to end a marriage is often a difficult one at which to arrive. However, couples in Missouri and across the country often come to the decision that it is in the best interest of everyone involved -- potentially including children of the relationship -- if each choose to live separately. Once the decision to divorce is made, there are several others that must follow, including how to divide marital assets such as real estate.

Steps to avoid when going through divorce in Missouri

For many couples in Missouri, money is an important issue that often impacts their daily lives. The issue of finances becomes even more important for couples who have chosen to divorce. Each person wants to ensure that he or she is treated fairly regarding how money and other assets are distributed. Some family law professionals offer some guidance for these couples.

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