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Cole County Divorce Law Firms

Cole County Divorce Law Firms

Cole County Divorce Law Firms

Missouri Divorce Lawyers Representing Clients in Cole County

The dedicated attorneys at our Cole County divorce law firms know that divorce is one of the most difficult experiences in a person’s life. Nobody plans to get married with the expectation that the relationship will end in divorce, yet divorce affects hundreds of thousands of people every year. Indeed, the CDC estimates that nearly 750,000 divorces occur annually, impacting about 1.5 million people. If you need assistance with your divorce case, one of the dedicated Cole County divorce attorneys can evaluate your case for you today.

Legal Issues in Cole County Divorces

Missouri divorces involve a wide variety of legal issues, and our Cole County divorce law firm can assist you with any of the following:

  • Eligibility for filing for divorce;
  • No-fault divorce in Missouri;
  • Uncontested versus contested divorce;
  • Classifying separate property and marital property;
  • Property valuations;
  • Locating hidden assets;
  • Dividing property in high net worth divorces;
  • Division of business assets;
  • Seeking spousal maintenance or alimony;
  • Seeking child custody;
  • Considering the factors for the “best interest of the child”;
  • Handling domestic violence in child custody cases;
  • Calculating child support according to the “income shares” model; and
  • Modifications to child custody, child support, or spousal maintenance under Missouri law.

Understanding the Divorce Process in Cole County

The divorce process in Cole County has many required steps under Missouri law. While the specific steps in a divorce case can vary depending upon the particular circumstances of the marriage, the following are the general steps you should anticipate in a Cole County divorce:

  • Petition for dissolution of marriage is filed;
  • Non-filing spouse is served with divorce papers and has an opportunity to answer;
  • Court classifies all assets and debts as separate or marital property and handles any property that has been commingled;
  • Court considers a variety of factors to divide all marital property according to the theory of equitable distribution;
  • If one spouse is seeking maintenance, that spouse will need to inform the court, and the court will determine whether spousal maintenance is appropriate given the circumstances and, if so, the amount of support;
  • The court will consider various factors to determine what kind of custody arrangement is in the best interests of the child if there are minor children from the marriage;
  • The court will calculate each parent’s child support obligation according to the income shares model; and
  • The court will issue an order that carries legal force and outlines each of the decisions in the divorce case.

Modifying Divorce Orders in Cole County, Missouri

For any divorce order to be modified, the party seeking a modification will need to petition the court and will need to prove that there has been a substantial change in circumstances.

Seek Advice from Our Cole County Divorce Attorneys Today

An experienced Cole County divorce attorney at our firm can speak with you today about any questions you have about the divorce process in Missouri. Whether you need assistance with the early stages of a divorce that involve planning and filing a petition for the dissolution of marriage or help with issues of property division and child custody, our firm is here to assist you. Contact Scott A. Hamblin to learn more about how we can help you with your Cole County divorce.

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