FAQs

FAQs

For your convenience a list of frequently asked questions about divorce in St. Louis, Missouri as well as in St. Charles and other parts of Missouri are included here:

Q: How long does a divorce take?
A. The amount of time it takes to get a divorce in Missouri depends upon the issues of the case. In a non-contested divorce in which both parties cooperate with one another the minimum amount of time your divorce can be completed is 31 days after the date of filing. We do everything possible to have your case resolved as soon as reasonably possible and to best ascertain a time frame.

Q: How much does it cost to get a divorce?
A. The price of divorce depends on the issues that are involved in the case. A divorce that does not involve children, property or debt is substantially less expensive than a divorce that does involve the above issues.

Q: How much are the filing fees?
A. The filing for a divorce can vary from county to county and city to city. Please contact us to for more information about filing fees pertaining to your case.

Q: When is my divorce final?
A. Your divorce is final once the decree is signed by the judge. I suggest that you should not remarry for forty-five (45) days after your decree is signed due to possible appeals.


Divorce Tips

  1. Try not to let your emotions interfere in your divorce case
  2. Try to be reasonable and cooperative with your soon-to-be-ex
  3. Don’t bad mouth the other parent in front of your children
  4. Remember to disclose all your assets, property and debts in your financial statements. If you are caught trying to hide assets it will be worse for you in the long run
  5. Do not give away assets or property to friends or family with the intent that you will get it back after your divorce
  6. Keep your attorney informed with any issues which arise while your case is pending
  7. If your case involves children don’t make arrangements to move out of state without first discussing it with your attorney
  8. Do not remove your spouse from your health insurance during your divorce
  9. Don’t try and handle your case on your own, especially if your case involves children, real property and any other complex property division. Look for an experienced attorney who devotes their practice to family law

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