Columbia Divorce Lawyer

Few issues cause more emotional pain and stress as ending your marriage. The experience can become daunting and overwhelming. The silver lining is that you don’t have to go through this experience alone. Chris is a compassionate attorney that will work with you to find what your ideal arrangement is and help guide you through this difficult time. Reach out to a Columbia divorce lawyer today for the help you need?

ARE YOU READY FOR DIVORCE?

For a Missouri court to approve of a dissolution of marriage, it must find that the marriage is irretrievably broken. Do you believe your marriage is irretrievably broken? Have you both sought the help of professional counselors to discover if there is a path to salvage your marriage? If you would like to explore seeking the help of a qualified counselor, contact the Law Office of Chris Miller for recommendations.

If you have already sought counseling or really do not believe that that there is any way professional help can save your marriage, contact Columbia divorce attorney before you do anything else.

UNCONTESTED AND CONTESTED DIVORCES

Chris can help you through this tough time whether or not the case is uncontested or contested. The sad truth is that many uncontested divorces will devolve into a contested case because the parties have a difficult time agreeing to terms of a settlement. Having a skilled and compassionate attorney at your side early in the process can help prevent this outcome while working to preserve your best interests.

THINGS TO THINK ABOUT BEFORE YOU CONTACT AN ATTORNEY:

  • Child Custody: Do you have children? What is the best parenting plan that you would like to see for your family?
  • Child Support: Child support is an important issue in a divorce. Whether you would pay or receive child support, Chris can help understand your situation and work for your best interests.
  • Fault: While Missouri is a “No Fault” divorce state, fault can play in impact on the final outcome of the divorce. Speak to any attorney before you admit that you have been unfaithful or admit fault in any way.
  • Finances: How would you like to divide your marital property? Do you have separate property that you believe should be protected from a marital divide? Will you need any form of spousal support or believe that your spouse will request such support?

HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE…

This is another difficult question to answer and depends on your particular situation. If you are a flat fee client with minimal property that has already been divided, no children, and no disputes, you could be divorced in as little as 40-60 days after filing the Petition with the court. However, if you have a child custody and/or property division dispute, you are probably looking at a much lengthier process and could use the assistance of a Columbia divorce lawyer.

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