Filing for Divorce in Missouri
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If you are considering divorce – or if you have been served with divorce papers – seek legal assistance in order to begin preparing for your future. If you and your spouse agree that your marriage cannot be preserved and should be dissolved, a divorce may be granted based on an irretrievably broken marriage. If your spouse denies that the marriage is broken, however, you can still file for a divorce, as Missouri is a no-fault state.
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Missouri and Kansas Are No Fault Divorce States
Missouri and Kansas are no-fault divorce states, which means you do not have to prove misconduct or fault to have your request for a divorce. Depending on the circumstances of the case someone's conduct or misconduct may have relevance in the court's determination of various issues, including, but not necessarily limited to property division debt, division, maintenance, child custody proceedings, or child custody determinations.
Some common examples of conduct that could be relevant in a divorce case:
- Adultery and other forms of infidelity
- Intolerable behavior that leads to emotional damage
- Physical harm or other forms of domestic violence
- Inability to have intimacy
- Abandonment for at least 6 months prior to filing for divorce
- You and your spouse have lived separately for at least the past year
- Extensive prison confinement has left you feeling alone
- Financial misconduct, such as extreme spending or gambling addiction
- Drug or alcohol abuse
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When you are going through a divorce, be aware that more than your shared assets might be at stake. If you cannot prove you had sole ownership of certain valuable properties, such as homes, savings accounts, or even businesses, before the marriage, you might stand to lose some to your spouse.
When you are ready to file, first consider the following: