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Divorce Lingo Glossary: Common Family Law & Divorce Terms for Our Clients
Jones Family Law Group, LLC

December 21, 2022

Having trouble following along when your attorney gives you an update?  Confused by what the Judge had to say? You are not alone. Unfortunately, lawyers and Judges often speak and write using words that are unfamiliar and uncommon. Terms and words which may be commonplace in the legal world may need some extra explanation. Here

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When Is It OK to Drop My Spouse from My Health Insurance Coverage?
Jones Family Law Group, LLC

October 11, 2022

Figuring out health insurance coverage for yourself can be tough, not to mention the responsibility of covering a spouse and/or dependents. The end of a marriage is one big reason people often want to cancel their spouse’s coverage. And with many insurance companies raising monthly premiums for spouses, partners and dependents, it may no longer

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What’s a QDRO, and Do I Need One for Divorce?
Jones Family Law Group, LLC

October 5, 2022

In divorce, details matter. Making sure the right forms are completed and filed can make all the difference between receiving the assets to which you’re entitled, and wondering what happened. If you’re divorcing or already divorced and/or receive child support, a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) may be required to receive your share of the

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Co-Parents: Could Nesting Work for You?
Jones Family Law Group, LLC

September 22, 2022

Children of divorced parents typically divide their time between each parent’s home. “Nesting,” sometimes called birdnesting, represents a fairly new approach to co-parenting. The child remains in one home (the family “nest”), and the parents take turns rotating in and out of the home.  Would nesting work for you? Nesting requires an enormous amount of

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Who Gets the Family Pet in a Divorce?
Jones Family Law Group, LLC

September 12, 2022

Divorce can be disruptive for all family members, and that includes the pets. Figuring out who will keep the dog, cat and other animals can make for some extra planning and difficult decisions. What does the law say about who gets the pets? In Missouri, the family pet is considered marital property, the same as

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Ask These Questions Before You Tie the Knot
Jones Family Law Group, LLC

August 29, 2022

You’re in love, maybe you’re engaged to be married, and you know everything about your betrothed. Or do you? Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon to see couples seeking to divorce because of issues that could have been discovered, discussed — and oftentimes resolved — before they ever walked down the aisle. So, don’t assume — ask. Reviewing important

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Best Practices: How to Preserve Text Messages for Divorce Court
Jones Family Law Group, LLC

August 25, 2022

  Sitting down with a divorce attorney for that initial consultation is a big step. You undoubtedly have lots of questions–and maybe a feeling that you aren’t even sure what questions to ask. An experienced attorney will guide you through the process. But there are several steps you can take in advance to ensure you

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How Should I Prepare for My Initial Consultation With a Lawyer?
Jones Family Law Group, LLC

August 16, 2022

Sitting down with a divorce attorney for that initial consultation is a big step. You undoubtedly have lots of questions–and maybe a feeling that you aren’t even sure what questions to ask. An experienced attorney will guide you through the process. But there are several steps you can take in advance to ensure you and

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What Our Former Clients Wish They Knew About Divorce

Tips for current and prospective clients from former clients Hindsight is 20/20 we say, looking at our past actions that didn’t have a good outcome. In family law and divorce, it can be tough to determine the right course of action. So we asked some former clients at Jones Family Law Group to share what

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Best Practices: How to Preserve Text Messages for Divorce Court

To paraphrase the old saying, “Dance like nobody’s watching, and text like your messages will be read in court someday.” Texting is an extremely popular means of communication. According to U.S. texting statistics reports, 97% of American adults text weekly, and we text twice as much as we call. On average, adults age 25 and

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