3 Steps to Take to Expunge a Missouri Criminal Record

According to the American Bar Association, “‘expungement’ is the process by which a record of criminal conviction is destroyed or sealed from state or federal records. An expungement order directs the court to treat the criminal conviction as if it had never occurred, essentially removing it from a defendant’s criminal record as well as, ideally,…

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5 Steps to Take if Injured Due to Neglect

If you wish to file a personal injury claim against someone for a car accident, slipping on their property, or another accident, you need to prove that you were injured due to neglect of another. Here are five steps you need to take if you are injured due to someone’s neglect. Step 1. Seek medical…

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What Is Guardian Ad Litem?

Guardian Ad Litem and Child Abuse A Guardian Ad Litem is a lawyer appointed by the court to represent a child or children. The Guardian Ad Litem does not represent the parents. The court is required to appoint a Guardian Ad Litem in child custody cases where allegations of child abuse have been made. Child…

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Can I Get a No-Fault Divorce?

What is a no-fault divorce? A no-fault divorce occurs when a spouse does not have to explain or prove why he or she wants a divorce. A couple can obtain a no-fault divorce if both parties state under oath that the marriage is irretrievably broken. Alternatively, a spouse can also obtain a no-fault divorce where…

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Divorce: Contributions to Marital Property

What Is Marital Property? In any divorce, the court is required to consider certain factors in dividing the marital property and marital debts of the spouses. Such property is generally considered property acquired during the marriage. One of the factors a divorce court is required to consider in dividing the property is a spouse’s contributions…

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