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Marital age requirements in Missouri:
Welcome to MaritalLaws! In this section you will find information on laws regarding alimony, child support, custody, divorce, visitation, and even property division for the state of Missouri.
How Does Alimony Work?
In the state of Missouri, during a proceeding for dissolution of marriage or legal separation, or following said proceedings, a court may grant a maintenance order to either spouse if it finds the spouse seeking maintenance to be in need. ....... Click here to get more info on Alimony
What Factors are Considered in Determining Child Support Payments?The obligation of a parent to make child support payments may be terminated as follows:
- Given the state case registry or child support order contains the child's date of birth, after the child reaches the age of 21, if the child support order does not specifically require payment of child support beyond age of 21.
- when the parent receiving child support submits a sworn statement notifying the obligor parent of the child's emancipation
- when the parent pa ....... Click here to get more info on Child Support
What Factors Does the Court Consider in Making a Decision for Custody?When the parties have not reached an agreement on custody, the court shall consider the following factors in making a determination:
- The wishes of the child’s parents as to custody and the proposed parenting plan submitted by both parties
- The needs of the child for a frequent, continuing and meaningful relationship with both parents and the ability and willingness of parents to actively perform their functions as mother and father for the needs of the child
- The interaction and interrelationship of the child with parents, siblings, and any other person who may significantly affect the child’s best interests
- Which parent is more likely to allow the child frequent, continuing and meaningful contact with the other parent
- The child’s adjustment to the child’s home, school, and community
- The mental and physical health of all individuals involved, including any history of abuse of any individuals involved.
The address of one of the parents will be designated as the address of the child for the purposes of mailing
If the court determines that each parent is unfit for custody, then custody, temporary c ....... Click here to get more info on Custody
What are the Grounds for Divorce?
One party must be a resident of the state of Missouri or is an individual from the Armed Forces who has been positioned in this state, for ninety days before the disintegration of marriage will be conceded.
The Petition for Dissolution of Marriage must be on grounds after that the disintegration of marriage is being looked for. The proper legal ground will be what the gatherings concur upon and can substantiate, or that which the documenting companion wants to demonstrate to the court. The disintegration of marriage grounds are as per the following:
The marriage is irretrievably broken, and there is no sensible probability that the marriage can be fixed. If both of the spouse's plea that the marriage is irretrievably broken, or one of them has stated, and the other has not denied it, th ....... Click here to get more info on Divorce
How is Visitation Granted?Missouri law states that a biological parent of a minor child may request visitation rights as part of an open divorce, parentage or custody case or may file a petition for visitation in none of these circumstances apply.
The court will decide a request for visitation based on whether granting a parent visitation would be in the "best interests of the child."
What is considered in a child's "best interests" are outlined under the custody and visitation statute which indicate the following factors are relevant to this type of decision: the needs of the child, parental wishes and the well-being of all parties involved.
A court may award visitation rights to a child's grandparents if the parents have filed for divorce, one parent is deceased and the other parent has unreasonably denied ....... Click here to get more info on Visitation
How is Property Divided?Under Missouri law, marital property is property that is acquired or is a direct result of the labor and investments of the parties during the marriage is subject to equitable division. Equitable division does not mean marital property is divided equally, it is divided in manner that results in a fair or equitable result for each spouse.
Courts will consider the following factors:
each spouse’s share of the marital property; monetary; the economic circumstances of each spouse; the conduct of each spouse; the value of the marital property and whether each spouse will support minor children.
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