Factors Involved in the Division of Property in a Divorce

One of the essential parts of obtaining a divorce in Missouri is dividing the property of the spouses. Some common misconceptions involving the division of marital property are that each party automatically keeps what they acquire after the parties stop living together, or that the Court often awards the vast majority of property to one party.

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Missouri Automobile Injury Overview

Automobile injuries have become one of the most frequent sources of personal injury within the state of Missouri. Many such injuries are caused by the negligence of inattentive or careless drivers on the roads and highways of our state. If you have been injured by a negligent driver you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and injuries.

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Missouri Automobile Injuries; Rear End Collision Doctrine

Missouri law provides special protections to persons injured by a rear end collision. Often a person injured by a rear end collision did not see the colliding vehicle until it had already struck his or her own vehicle’s rear end. Under general negligence law this could create difficulty in proving that the driver of the colliding vehicle was in-fact negligent or otherwise at fault.

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Effect of Private Tuition on Child Support Calculations

There are many pieces of data which must be included in the Form 14 in order to properly calculate support. In this article we will explore whether tuition for private elementary, high school, or college tuition may be included under line 6e as “other agreed-upon or court-ordered extraordinary child-rearing costs.” The inclusion or exclusion of this expense can have drastic effects on the final monthly support amount.

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Child Custody and Relocation of a Child’s Principal Residence

Under Missouri law certain restrictions are placed on a parent who wishes to relocate his or her principal residence following an order of divorce, custody, or paternity. A parent who has custody of his or her child subject to a prior divorce, custody, or paternity order is required to provide written notice to the other parent before relocation of the child’s principal residence. 

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Missouri DWI Expungement

Under Missouri law certain offenses may be expunged following a period of good behavior without additional convictions. If all prerequisites are met it is currently possible to expunge a Missouri DWI including all records of criminal conviction, arrest records, and driving records.  The effect of such order shall be to restore such person to the status he or she occupied prior to such arrest, plea or conviction as if such event had never taken place.

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Guide to Minor in Possession in Missouri

Under Missouri law it is a misdemeanor for anyone under the age of twenty-one to purchase, attempt to purchase, or  have in his or her possession any intoxicating liquor;  to be visibly in an intoxicated condition; or to have a detectable blood alcohol content of more than two-hundredths of one percent.

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Abuse and Lose Driver License Consequences for Minors

Potential license suspensions or revocations depend on a number of factors. Factors range from the way the specific offense is charged to the probable cause for the stop. Even in cases of an offense included in the abuse and lose laws, a skilled attorney can often work to avoid the civil effects on your driver’s license and keep you on the road.

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