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Are you considering a divorce? At the Shuler Law Firm, LLC, our Springfield, MO divorce lawyers have over than 20 years of proven experience representing clients facing complex family matters. Our decades of insight can help you make the best decision at every turn to ensure that your rights are protected and your future is preserved. Whatever you face in a divorce, we are ready to be at your side to face those challenges. We understand that this is an overwhelmingly emotional time in your life and our team knows how to help you secure the resolution you need.

Missouri Divorce FAQs

  1. What is a “dissolution of marriage”?
    This term is used in Missouri, but it’s synonymous with “divorce”. It technically means that the bonds of matrimony are dissolved.

  2. What are the grounds for divorce in Missouri?
    Missouri is a no-fault divorce state. This means that to get a divorce there doesn’t need to be any proof of fault. Instead, a divorce can be granted because the marriage is “irretrievably broken”.

  3. What other factors do the courts consider?
    Although Missouri is a no-fault divorce state, some factors the courts might still consider are:
    1. Adultery committed
    2. Living apart before filing divorce
      - 12 months (willingly) OR
      - 24 months (unwillingly)
    3. Criminal activity
    4. Spouse abandoned for 6+ months

  4. Are there any residency requirements?
    Yes. One of the spouses must have established residency for at least 90 days before the couple can file for divorce.

  5. How is property split during a divorce?
    Missouri divides property based on “equitable distribution”. The courts will split the property based on what they determine is fair, but they will not use a 50/50 standard. Some factors involved in this decision include:
    1. Each spouse’s financial situation
    2. How much each spouse contributed to the attained property
    3. Value of non-marital property
    4. Spouse’s conduct
    5. Where the children are going to live

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