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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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Tips for Living Together While Getting Divorced
Jones Family Law Group, LLC

November 22, 2022

Once the decision is made to end a marriage, one big question you may have is who will move out, and how soon. But what if it’s necessary to continue living together for a while longer? Is that a crazy idea? Can you make it work? It’s not uncommon for divorcing spouses to continue cohabitating

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

September 26, 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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Can You Really Claim Social Security Benefits from Your Ex When You Retire?
Jones Family Law Group, LLC

August 29, 2022

You or your ex may qualify for 50% of the other’s Social Security benefits once retired, even if your retirement takes place after the divorce. The guidelines and rules for eligibility are strict!  Here is the breakdown on how it works: Who May Claim Social Security Benefits from an Ex? To be eligible to file a claim: You

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10 Documents for a Business Valuation in Divorce
Jones Family Law Group, LLC

August 29, 2022

A company that you, your spouse or both of you own, like any other marital asset, is subject to division in the divorce settlement. If the business is considered marital property, determining its value is the next step.  Value may be based on historical  income generation, future ability to generate income, assets held, or liquidation value.

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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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11 Essential Articles to Steer You Through Divorce
Jones Family Law Group, LLC

January 5, 2022

  At Jones Family Law Group, LLC, we strive to keep our clients informed every step of the way. That includes discussing money matters, courtroom procedures, and even dating! In addition to confidential legal representation, we post weekly articles with useful tips to help clients and others navigate the unknown road ahead. Here are some

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7 Techniques for Recovering from Grief After Divorce
Jones Family Law Group, LLC

November 10, 2021

For many people grieving the end of their marriage, intense feelings of abandonment, loneliness, betrayal and loss can persist for months, even years. Holidays and anniversaries often cause sorrow to resurface–it may feel as if there’s no end in sight to grief. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Being patient with yourself and

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Can Kids Choose Which Parent to Live With After Divorce?

  In Missouri, it’s a common but mistaken belief that minor children are legally allowed to decide where they want to live when their parents’ divorce. The reality is more complex. After asking numerous questions and weighing evidence and opinions, a family court judge will award legal and physical custody based on what is in

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All About Alimony: How Long Does Spousal Support Last?

  Many states use the term alimony when referring to spousal support.  In the state of Missouri, it is referred to as maintenance. The purpose of spousal support is to ensure that one of lesser financial means will not suffer undue hardship when the marriage is over. How long this maintenance continues depends on the

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