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Divorce in Missouri

Divorce in Missouri

Springfield, Missouri, divorce attorney and litigator Jack Cope has represented divorce clients since 1979. Cope Litigation & Transactions LC offers experienced guidance and representation both for complex divorces and for uncontested divorces.

A Missouri divorce (or dissolution) consists of four different areas. The first part is obtaining the divorce itself. The second part is dividing the marital property and debts between the spouses. The third part is determining whether one spouse should be obligated to pay maintenance (or alimony) to the other spouse. The last part is awarding child custody to one parent and determining the amount of child support to be paid by the other parent.

Cope Litigation & Transactions LC offers counsel and representation with regard to all areas of divorce, with fees and services based on your particular needs.

Divorce Attorney Services for Business Owners

Attorney Jack Cope draws on his extensive background — in litigation, business law and real estate law — to offer sophisticated divorce representation with an emphasis on divorcing clients with small corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships. or having complex estate planning. When necessary, we also work with financial experts, including certified public accountants, to properly value a family business and advocate for just property division in high net worth divorces.

Flat Fee Uncontested Missouri Divorce

We also assist couples throughout Missouri who wish to pursue affordable uncontested divorces. Please read more about uncontested divorce, including when it's appropriate, who can pursue uncontested divorce, and our rate policies.

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Learn more below about our Missouri divorce services. Or contact Cope Litigation & Transactions LC for a consultation regarding your case and how we can help you.

High Net Worth Divorce

High Net Worth Divorce

High Net Worth Divorce Divorces involving the division of significant or complex assets have the potential for high levels of conflict. When conflict increases, the financial and emotional cost of the divorce tend to escalate along with it. Much is at stake in high net wor… Read More
Business Valuation

Business Valuation

Business Valuation One of the most complicated aspects of property division in a high net worth divorce is determining the value of a privately-owned business such as a professional practice or family-owned company. Unlike other assets, such as a bank account or vehicl… Read More
Contested Divorce

Contested Divorce

Contested Divorce Once a party believes he or she will be in a contested divorce, that party should talk to a divorce attorney as soon as possible. The attorney can identify the legal issues that exist in the potential contested divorce and educate the client regardin… Read More
Uncontested Divorce

Uncontested Divorce

Uncontested Divorce Divorce is very stressful for anyone. A contested divorce lasts about one year from the filing of the petition for dissolution to the time a court grants the dissolution of marriage. That year is full of financial and emotional uncertainty. An uncont… Read More
Child Custody

Child Custody

Child Custody In our experience, child custody is the most litigated aspect of Missouri divorces. The court determines which parent shall receive custody of a child or children by determining what the court believes is in the best interests of the child. Custody a… Read More
Child Support

Child Support

Child Support When parents divorce, Missouri courts may order the mother or father to pay reasonable and necessary child support for the support of a child. A child support award is made without regard to marital misconduct. Calculating the child support obligatio… Read More
Alimony / Spousal Support

Alimony / Spousal Support

Alimony / Spousal Support Infrequently, maintenance or alimony are requested in a Missouri divorce. However, the circumstances of the parties determine — and may even dictate — whether a maintenance award should be granted. The circumstances that form the backdrop for a m… Read More
Divorce Decree Modificati…

Divorce Decree Modification

Divorce Decree Modification A party to a divorce may request that the terms of a judgment (also called a decree) be modified to change the amount of child support or modifiable maintenance (also called alimony) paid by a parent or ex-spouse. Under Missouri law, the party reques… Read More

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