Frequently Asked Questions About Missouri Family Law
Answers from an O'Fallon Divorce Attorney
At Winghaven Law, LLC, we understand that divorce and separation can be
difficult to deal with, and for most families, it is their first time
becoming involved in the Missouri legal system. In this section, we have
compiled answers to some of the most commonly asked questions regarding
divorce and family law; however, if you find yourself still seeking information
about your specific situation, do not hesitate to contact a trusted
O'Fallon divorce lawyer from our team as soon as possible.
Will I need to go to court?
With any legal matter, there is always a chance that you may need to go
to court; however, when you work with an attorney, your chances of having
to proceed with litigation may be greatly reduced. Our firm can determine
which course of legal action will work best for you and work to settle
the matter outside of court. If your case does go to court, you can be
confident that we will be there by your side providing effective representation!
What are the grounds for divorce in Missouri?
The grounds for filing for divorce in Missouri are relatively simple.
As long as the spouse filing for divorce states under oath that the marriage
is irretrievably broken, the court can grant the divorce. In order to
learn more about your divorce or the grounds that you may be eligible
to file under, contact our firm today and speak with a trusted family lawyer.
Can I get custody of my children?
One of the most highly contested issues in a divorce or separation is
child custody. In order to protect yourself, your parental rights, and
your children, it is important that you work with our team. We can help
ensure that a favorable child custody order is granted on your behalf.
Will I be able to receive spousal support?
Various factors come into play when determining spousal support in the
state of Missouri. The court may consider the length of the marriage,
the grounds for divorce, and existing court orders as necessary.
How long will my case take?
It is important to remember that no two cases are the same. In order to
determine the likely time frame for your situation, you need to consult
an attorney about the specifics of your case. For most divorce cases,
the process can last more than a year, but it also could only take a few
months with the representation of the right attorney and if several issues
How do I determine a visitation schedule with the other parent?
If you are divorcing but you and your spouse have shared custody of your
children, then you will need to work with an attorney to help determine
what type of visitation schedule will work best for you and your family.
We can thoroughly review your situation and determine the best course
of action to take for your case.
What are my rights as a victim of domestic violence?
Victims of domestic violence can feel overwhelmed, especially when trying
to determine how they can protect themselves and their family members
while filing for divorce. At Winghaven Law, LLC, we can advise you regarding
the best possible steps to take and work to ensure that you receive a
quick and desirable case resolution that protects you and your children
from your abuser. You have the right to an attorney, so exercise that right!
Contact Winghaven Law, LLC today!
Are you interested in learning more about your divorce or a family law
concern that you may be facing? If so, do not hesitate to retain the representation
of an experienced and talented legal representative from Winghaven Law,
LLC right away. At our firm, we have years of experience providing outstanding
representation to our clients and we may be able to help you as well.
To learn more about your rights or to speak with an attorney,
contact our team today and request a consultation with an O'Fallon divorce lawyer.