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APRIL’S FOCUS: LGBTQ RIGHTS ISSUES IN MISSOURI

April 1st, 2017 by Marta J. Papa

As I stated in the last blog, the law now regards all property and income acquired after the marriage by same-sex spouses as jointly and equally owned.   And just as with heterosexual couples, should one same-sex spouse enter the marital relationship with substantially more assets, a meeting with a knowledgeable attorney in advance of the legal ceremony can safeguard and protect that individual’s property in case of a divorce.

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MARCH’S FOCUS: LGBTQ RIGHTS ISSUES IN MISSOURI

March 1st, 2017 by Marta J. Papa

PART ONE – I spent January focusing upon the five types of divorce and the distinctions among them. Whatever divorce scenario couples find themselves in, the benefit of legal counsel often becomes a necessity. Any reputable attorney will have the client’s best interest foremost in mind. For most couples, that means finding the legal assistance they require for the most cost efficient and time effective method of divorce necessary.

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JANUARY’S FOCUS: DISCONTINUING A MARRIAGE

January 26th, 2017 by Marta J. Papa

FIVE WAYS TO GET DIVORCED

Part 7 – As I have shown in the previous blog postings, couples who are dissolving their marital bonds are not forced into a long, legal court battle, with exorbitant legal fees and continued/prolonged emotional duress. To be frank, if couples are mature enough to remain civil, cooperative, and truthful, a divorce need not be a destructive process.

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JANUARY’S FOCUS: DISCONTINUING A MARRIAGE

January 24th, 2017 by Marta J. Papa

FIVE WAYS TO GET DIVORCED

Part 6 – Thus far, I have discussed the Pro Se Divorce and the Non-Contested Divorce, both of which are executed primarily by the couples themselves. Either of these types of divorce will allow couples to save a great deal of time and expense in dissolving their marital union. In these instances, couples retain control of self-determining the property distribution,

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JANUARY’S FOCUS: DISCONTINUING A MARRIAGE

January 19th, 2017 by Marta J. Papa

FIVE WAYS TO GET DIVORCED

Part 5 – Thus far, I have discussed three methods for gaining a divorce: The Pro Se Divorce, The Non-Contested Divorce, and The Mediated Divorce. In each of these instances, a great deal of time and expense can be saved by divorcing couples. Furthermore, since there are no disputes between the spouses surrounding childcare,

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JANUARY’S FOCUS: DISCONTINUING A MARRIAGE

January 17th, 2017 by Marta J. Papa

FIVE WAYS TO GET DIVORCED

Part 4: Last week I discussed the three initial steps I urge couples to take once a decision is made to proceed with a divorce: get off social media; begin to document pertinent information (spousal routines/children’s schedules and caregivers); and gain advice and direction from an attorney.

Furthermore, I addressed the most efficient and cost effective way to gain a divorce: Pro Se Divorce.

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