Popular Divorce Terms: Discovery

Discovery is the process through which parties of a legal procedure obtain evidence about each other. In Missouri, discovery can include written or oral depositions, requests for production of documents, requests for permission to enter a property for examination,...

The Requirements for Filing a Joint Petition

Not all divorces need to be messy. Sometimes a married couple realizes that they are two different people and their marriage just isn’t working for either of them. The easiest way to divorce is to file a dissolution summary, but those are for people without kids or...

Order of Protection

A victim of domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault can ask for an order of protection. A victim can ask for protection from abuser to prevent further abuse of threats of abuse or violence including sexual assault and stalking. Orders of protection can be...

Legal Separation & Divorce: Similar but Different Matters

Separation isn’t a polite word for divorce. While couples who separate may go on to get a divorce, there is a difference between separation and divorce. Here’s what you need to know about a legal separation. A couple is still married but living apart with a legal...

Popular Divorce Terms: Property Division

Property Division is a necessary constituent of the divorce process. Listed here, are a few terms including basic definitions to give you an idea of the aspects involved in this portion of the marriage dissolution procedure. Marital Property All property obtained...