9.7Susan M. Hais

Simpson v. Simpson: Consent judgment that maintenance terminates “only” on death does not implicate the statutory presumption that maintenance ends upon remarriage

An agreement that maintenance will terminate “only” upon death excludes application of § 452.370 for termination of maintenance upon remarriage. Simpson v. Simpson, No. 91498 (Mo. banc, October 4, 2011), Fischer, J. The parties were divorced in 2005. They entered into...

Court Did Not Err in Refusing to Modify Maintenance Where Wife Had Not Yet Obtained a Job, But Her Children’s Emotional Difficulties Required Her To Stay at Home

(1) Where a trial court found that a couple agreed that the wife should stay home to care for their children through their high school years and that the children were experiencing emotional difficulties that made it appropriate for the wife to remain at home, the...