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Blog Posts in January, 2021

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  • The Anger Associated with Divorce
    The Anger Associated with Divorce

    I don’t think that I’ve truly understood the anger that some of my divorce clients feel until COVID. With COVID we have lost a lot. Many of us have family, friends, co-workers, and people we know who ...

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  • Gender Identity and Name Changes in Missouri
    Gender Identity and Name Changes in Missouri

    One of the most basic but necessary issues that we can help transgendered clients with is a name and gender change. You want to be referred to by the proper name and you also want legal recognition of ...

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  • The Financial Reckoning that Comes with Divorce
    The Financial Reckoning that Comes with Divorce

    Not very many of my clients come out of their divorce better off financially than when they went into it. The ones that do were being financially abused by their spouses and were already paying all ...

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  • Sometimes Judges Just Get It Wrong
    Sometimes Judges Just Get It Wrong

    Sometimes judges just get it wrong. I get easily frustrated by my clients’ common misperception that every judge will always make the perfect decision. You all think absolute fairness will be found in ...

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  • What is a Contempt Motion?
    What is a Contempt Motion?

    A contempt motion is a motion filed in family court when the other parent doesn’t obey a court order. The court order is most often based upon the agreement of the parties but sometimes is based upon ...

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  • Reasons to Pull the Trigger on that Divorce Filing
    Reasons to Pull the Trigger on that Divorce Filing

    A common question we get in January is whether the client we previously consulted with in the fall should go ahead and file for divorce. First, no one can tell you what you should or shouldn’t do. ...

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