Perhaps one of the major reasons why divorces are so stressful and emotionally exhausting is that there are so many unknowns. For most cases, divorce brings an upheaval in lifestyle changes and adjustments. For this reason and many more, clarity is essential in mitigating stress and moving forward with confidence in divorce cases. Helping you understand the possible outcomes of your divorce and assisting you in achieving the one that’s best for you and your family is why we’re here. [Read more…] about How do Child Visitation Terms Get Decided?
From family dynamics to property divisions, divorce changes your entire future. No matter your age or retirement plans, it’s important to carefully consider the impacts that your divorce will have on estate planning, wills, trusts, and future financial planning. In fact, the legal divorce process isn’t over until these aspects of your future are considered and legally solidified. Divorce often means that you will remove your former spouse from any ownership or beneficiary status involving your estate. While there are some legal obligations regarding what your ex-spouse will receive from your estate, the proper planning and execution can mean that you get the justice you deserve in a divorce case. With experience in all the nuances of Missouri divorce law and estate planning law, The Behrens Law Firm has the insight and expertise necessary to help you secure a successful future regarding your estate after a divorce. [Read more…] about How Divorce Changes Your Estate Planning
According to FindLaw, child support includes payments for basic needs such as food, clothing, housing, transportation, and health care. The non-custodial parent can also be responsible for covering or sharing expenses regarding daycare, extracurricular activities, private school expenses, and medical expenses not covered by insurance. [Read more…] about How is Child Support Determined in Missouri?
ST. LOUIS, Missouri. One of the most difficult aspects of any divorce, if you have children, will likely be your child custody agreement. No aspect of divorce can raise emotions, like sadness, fear, and anger, quite like child custody. Yet, in order for your child custody agreement to be effective, you and your ex will likely need to set aside your emotions to create a child custody agreement that works for your family. What’s the best way to do this? [Read more…] about Managing Your Emotions While Making Your Child Custody Agreement Work
ST. LOUIS, Missouri. Divorce can have a ripple effect on all aspects of your life far beyond your relationship. It can impact your children’s lives, especially if they will be living in two homes after your split. It can also affect your work life. If you are getting divorced, how should you handle divorce at work? [Read more…] about Balancing Your Divorce and Work Life
ST. LOUIS, Missouri. Getting divorced is hard enough, but if you come from a cultural background that discourages divorce or from religious traditions that teach that divorce is a sin, your divorce can be all the more difficult. Family and friends might be pressuring you to “just work it out” when really, you may have been trying to do just that for months or years. Others may face being alienated from their church groups or families if they divorce. This can take what is already a very lonely experience and make it even more difficult. It is important that divorcing couples seek adequate support in these situations. [Read more…] about Honoring Cultural Differences in Divorce