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Part 2: Financial impact of divorce in Missouri

14342204_s.jpgIn our last post we focused on the importance of budgeting and cutting back on discretionary spending in order to save. While these aspects of financial planning are certainly important, those in Missouri who recently went through a divorce also need to make sure and handle all marital debts, as well as updating insurance and retirement plans.

Part 1: Financial impact of divorce in Missouri

16447022_s (1).jpgMissouri residents who have gone through a divorce know that no matter how well spouses still get along, the divorce can be emotionally draining. It is a major life change that will impact many aspects of a person's life well after the ink is dry on the divorce paperwork.

When mothers try to limit contact with children during divorce

Mothers Trying to Limit Contact.jpgIn divorce it is normal to have hurt feelings, maybe even feel like life would be easier if an ex-spouse was simply never around again. However, when children are involved -- and an ex is a good parent -- trying to stop him or her from being a part of their child's life is selfish and hurts the child.

Part 2: How to prepare for divorce

Prepare for Divorce.jpgIn our last post we focused on the fact that with it almost being springtime, more couples will file for divorce. For many, it is the sense of starting anew and finally doing what they know in their hearts is the right thing. And while we mentioned the importance of talking to an attorney in the planning stages and saving up money for the interim, it is also important to take control of finances and back away from social media during the divorce process.

Part 1: How to prepare for divorce

Thumbnail image for 11842683_s (1).jpgIt is approaching mid-March, which means springtime is right around the corner. For many married couples in Missouri, especially those who were having issues throughout the holidays, some will look at the start of spring as a time of renewal and starting over. Historically, this time of year sees an increase in the number of divorce filings.

Missouri parents: Is religious upbringing in your parenting plans?

9212066_s (1).jpgOver the years, numerous studies have looked at the effect of divorce on children. A recent study looked at how likely a child, whose parents are divorced, is to shy away from religion or change religions in the future.

Paternity dispute: Michael Jordon denies being teen boy's father

9993471_s (1).jpgIt is troubling to even think about, but the truth is that there are mothers in Missouri, and around the country, who will try and claim a man is the father of their child in order to receive child support. When this happens, it is important to not just give in, but to rather establish paternity -- or prove to not be the father -- through a DNA paternity test.

Avoid letting emotion take over during a divorce

12283506_s.jpgEven though there are plenty of couples who end up getting a divorce, knowing this does not make the actual process of divorce any easier. There is the legal side, which can end up having long-term complications on a person's life and also the emotional side. This too can end up having long term complications. Both the legal side and emotional side tend to also play off of each other.

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