Divorces in Missouri can be extremely difficult, both emotionally and in terms of the legal complexities involved. Our experienced Fulton divorce lawyers are here to help you every step of the way. From the initial process of filing a petition for the dissolution of marriage to handling divorce matters involving minor children from your marriage, our firm can help. We have significant experience serving clients throughout Missouri and can answer any questions you have today about filing for divorce or the general divorce process in Fulton.
Our firm represents clients in a wide variety of divorce matters in Fulton, including but not limited to the following:
Many of the above categories include specific issues that can arise, from particular types of property division to contested child custody cases involving allegations of domestic violence. Whether you need assistance with a divorce case with no children or a case in which you share minor children from your marriage, our firm can help.
Under Missouri law, in order to seek a divorce in Fulton, Missouri, you must have been a resident of the state for at least 90 days before filing a petition for the dissolution of marriage, and you must bring your divorce case forward on a no-fault basis. To be clear, rather than raising any issues of fault that led to the divorce, you only need to show that you and your spouse have irreconcilable differences since Missouri is a no-fault state for divorce purposes.
Divorces in Missouri are uncontested or contested. An uncontested divorce is one in which the parties have reached an agreement about all issues, and a contested divorce is a case in which one or more issues are in dispute.
Uncontested divorces tend to go much faster since a court does not need to hear both sides of an issue in order to resolve a dispute. Even with an uncontested divorce, you must wait at least 30 days after filing your petition for the dissolution of marriage for your divorce to be granted. Many divorces will take significantly longer than 30 days after the filing, although some uncontested divorces may be quite quick.
Even if you begin the process with one or more disputes still in existence, you may be able to resolve them by going through family mediation so that you can have a faster and less costly divorce case.
Do you need assistance with your divorce case, or do you have questions about the divorce process in Fulton, Missouri? Divorce law in Missouri is complex, and it is critical to have an advocate on your side throughout the process. An experienced Fulton divorce attorney at our firm can speak with you today about your case. Contact Scott A. Hamblin to learn more about how we can assist you.
A Jefferson City man faced DUI charges following a field sobriety test. Charges against the defendant were dropped after Scott successfully maintained the client’s claims that the test results were inaccurate. While the client initially appeared to be in a difficult situation, Scott was able to push investigators to determine the sobriety test results as invalid, so the charges were dismissed.
A mother was seeking sole custody of her children following a divorce. The father refused to cooperate, leaving the client in a difficult situation as she felt as though her children didn’t have a voice. Scott recognized her need for an advocate and carefully listened to the children’s wishes, which conclusively helped the client achieve sole custody of her children and protected their best interests.
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Scott assisted a defendant in a particularly challenging divorce case in which the other spouse was not cooperating. Scott was able to help the client avoid court through an aggressive legal approach to resolve all outstanding disagreements while maintaining the client’s long-term needs.
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Scott Hamblin represented my son in a high-profile case. Scott was highly professional throughout the course of the proceedings, prompt and thorough in answering all of our questions and, most importantly, was very prepared when he represented my son in the courtroom, which resulted in a very favorable outcome. Our family cannot thank Scott enough…
Mr. Hamblin succeeded in winning a child custody modification case for me that most lawyers I spoke with wouldn't even take on. Many told me that modifying a child custody agreement was nearly impossible. Due to the changes at my children's Father's house and the toll it was taking on their mental health, my children…
I am so grateful that I hired him, he gave me hope to overcome my fear and anxiety. Now my case was dismissed because of his hard work. Thank you so much Attorney Scott. May God bless you, and keep continuing to save people's lives!!!
There are no words to express how grateful I am for the opportunity to be represented by Mr. Hamblin. I have enjoyed working with him and his assistant, especially through some of the most challenging moments of my life. Selecting someone to handle your case can be a very difficult decision to make, but even…
I got stuck between a rock and a hard place in my situation as was in need of help. Scott was appointed to be via public defender for a federal case and I could not have wished for a better lawyer and overall individual. He would show up for me while I was incarcerated on…
Scott is a very compassionate but honest man. I have known Scott for 10+ years. I met him while fostering children with Cole County Children's Division. When he became the adoption lawyer for Cole County Children's Division in 2007 my husband and I were one of the first to use him to become adoptive parents…
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