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Missouri Divorce Lawyer Assisting Clients in Moniteau County

Are you thinking about the possibility of filing for divorce in Missouri? Do you need assistance planning for divorce and understanding the process of dividing marital assets and debts? Have you been served with divorce papers and need representation? Our experienced Moniteau County Divorce Attorneys are here to assist you with all aspects of your Missouri divorce.

Common Divorce Issues in Moniteau County

Missouri divorces can involve many different kinds of legal issues, and the particular elements of your case may depend on factors that are specific to your marriage and separation. Common divorce issues we handle in Moniteau County include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Filing a petition for divorce in Missouri or responding to a divorce complaint;
  • Division of marital property, including high net worth divorces and cases involving business assets;
  • Issues concerning spousal maintenance, including seeking maintenance or paying maintenance, or understanding the tax consequences of paying or receiving support;
  • Best interests of the child factors for awarding sole or joint legal or physical custody in your child custody case;
  • Income shares model for calculating child support obligations in Missouri; and
  • Modifying existing divorce orders, such as spousal maintenance, child support, or child custody.

Understanding Moniteau County Property Division

Property division occurs in nearly every Missouri divorce case in Moniteau County under Missouri law. It is important to understand how property distribution works. First, the court will classify property either as separate (or nonmarital) property or marital property. Only marital property will be divided in a divorce. Generally speaking, all assets acquired prior to the date of marriage, excluded from property division through a prenuptial agreement, or received by a spouse during the marriage as a gift or inheritance will be separate property. Otherwise, most property acquired after the date of marriage will be classified as marital property and will be divisible.

Once the court determines what property must be divided, it will consider many different factors to decide what an equitable distribution of the marital property looks like.

Minor Children from the Marriage in Moniteau County

When spouses in Missouri share minor children from the marriage, their divorce case will also involve matters pertaining to their children — child custody and child support.

The court will consider the best interests of the child in awarding custody to one or both parents. Then the court will determine each parent’s child support obligation based on the income shares model that Missouri uses.

Seek Advice From a Divorce Attorney in Moniteau County

Whether you are in the early stages of considering divorce or your divorce case is underway, it is extremely important to have representation from one of our experienced Moniteau County divorce attorneys. We know how complex and emotionally difficult divorces can be in Missouri, and we will do everything we can to help you plan for divorce and to make the divorce process go as smoothly as possible. Contact Scott A. Hamblin for more information about the services we provide to clients getting divorced in Moniteau County and throughout the Jefferson City area.

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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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