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Jefferson City Divorce Lawyers

Jefferson City Divorce Lawyers

Jefferson City Divorce Lawyers

Missouri Divorce Attorneys Serving Clients in Jefferson City

When you are considering a divorce, it is essential to begin working with our Jefferson City divorce lawyers as soon as possible. Divorce is complicated, and it is important to have an advocate with experience handling a wide variety of divorce matters under Missouri divorce law.

Our Jefferson City Divorce Attorneys Handle a Variety of Cases

The divorce lawyers in Jefferson City represent clients in many kinds of divorce issues, such as:

Financial Issues in a Jefferson City Divorce

There are many different financial issues that can arise in a divorce case in Missouri, including classification and division of marital property, matters concerning spousal maintenance, and child support if there are minor children from the marriage.

Marital property is divided according to “equitable distribution,” which means the court will consider different factors to decide what kind of division of the marital assets and debts is fair to both spouses. For spousal maintenance, when one of the parties seeks support, the court will determine whether it is appropriate before determining the amount and type of maintenance that should be paid.

Missouri uses an “income shares” model for child support, which means both parents will be responsible for supporting the child financially. The court will combine the parents’ net incomes to determine the total support obligation and will then determine each parent’s percentage obligation based on the parent’s income, previous child support obligations, and the child custody arrangement, among other factors.

Jefferson City Divorces and Minor Children from the Marriage

When a divorce case involves minor children from the marriage, the court will also make a determination about child custody. Missouri parents can be awarded joint custody or sole custody, and they can be awarded legal custody or physical custody. 

Legal custody gives parents the right to make significant and important decisions about their child’s upbringing, such as where the child will attend school, when and where the child will receive healthcare, and whether and where the child will participate in religious services. Parents can have legal custody without leaving near the child or spending a significant portion of the year with the child. Physical custody, differently, gives a parent the right and ability to spend significant portions of time with the child and to make decisions that affect the child on a more day-to-day basis. 

Courts use the “best interests of the child” standard to determine what the custody arrangement will look like.

Contact an Experienced Jefferson City Divorce Lawyer

Are you considering divorce in Jefferson City, or have you recently been served with divorce papers? No matter what your current circumstances might be, and regardless of the stage of your divorce case, one of the experienced divorce attorneys in Jefferson City at our firm can begin working with you today. We know how difficult Missouri divorces can be, and we are here to assist you and advocate for your rights throughout this complex process. Contact Scott A. Hamblin today for more information.

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Scott will keep you up to date on all important developments in your case. When you need to get in touch with him, he will be there to answer your call or return it promptly.

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