Virtual Coffee Break

Your place on the web to read and learn more about a variety of legal topics from the comfort of your own office chair.  And we’ve kept each topic concise enough that it can be covered in the time it takes to break for coffee!

Am I legally separated? If nothing was filed in court, then no

    As a lawyer who limits my practice to family law, folks often tell me that they are legally separated because they have split up their assets and debts and are living separately.  In Missouri, those facts do not mean that a legal separation has occurred....

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It’s Only a Game (and it’s your kid’s game, not yours)

Participation in sports is one of the healthiest, most beneficial activities children can experience. Through athletics, children learn and hone much needed social skills. Athletes must learn how to strategize to manage anxiety, stress, injury and failure. Children...

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Missouri is a “No Fault” State, Except …

In order for a Judge to grant a Dissolution of Marriage (formerly called a “divorce”), the Judge must find both that there is no reasonable likelihood that that marriage can be preserved and that the marriage is irretrievably broken.  In the overwhelming majority of...

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