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What does an uncontested divorce look like in Missouri?

Many people in Missouri operate under the belief that the end of a marriage is also filled with contention and anger. Because of this, they often assume that the divorce process is always a bitter battle. While the time surrounding the end of a romantic relationship is a big transition, many couples are able to work together to make the change more peaceful.

How to cope with a gray divorce

Regardless of when a Missouri couple chooses to end their marriage, there are a variety of different decisions that must be made, typically while also dealing with the emotional ramifications of such a major life event. This can be especially true for those who are going through a gray divorce -- that is, the end of a marriage that occurs later in life -- because of the potential implications on retirement. Despite this, many people who choose to end their marriage later in life are able to focus on how the choice will improve their future happiness.

Working through the divorce process in Missouri

When people in Missouri choose to marry, they do so with the intention that they will spend the rest of their lives with the person with whom they are exchanging vows. As such, they often spend a great deal of time planning the rest of their lives with that person. Changes in those plans, among the other emotional and financial aspects, often make the divorce process a difficult one for a variety of different people.

Overcoming divorce misconceptions to seek a happier life

Many people in Missouri say their wedding vows with the full intention of spending the rest of their lives together. In that moment, they are likely full of love, happiness and hope for the future. Unfortunately, life -- including job pressures, health issues and the impact of raising children -- can often change people in ways such that they are no longer the same person who walked down the aisle years earlier. Despite being in a marriage that is no longer compatible, some people may choose to stay in an unhappy relationship because of certain misconceptions associated with the divorce process.

Family law professionals report August divorce increase

There are a variety of different reasons why unhappy couples in Missouri and other areas of the country may choose to stay in a marriage that is no longer working. For some, the day-to-day routine of their lives may mask the problems that their relationship is facing. However, some family law professionals reports seeing an uptick in the number of people seeking a divorce in August.

Family pictures, spousal support at issue in divorce fight

When couples in Missouri decide to marry, their intention at the time is likely that they will spend the rest of their lives together. However, as they face life struggles, many couples determine that they are no longer compatible, making it necessary to seek a divorce. In fact, a couple in another state, who were open with the struggles to conceive followed by the birth of triplets, decided that their marriage is broken beyond repair.

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.

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