Missouri is an equitable division state, meaning assets in a divorce will be divided in a way that a judge deems to be fair (equitable). Fair does not necessarily mean a 50-50 split. Due to the fact that a judge’s determination of what is fair will ultimately decide how your assets are divided, you need to have an insightful attorney advocating for you and show the judge what you believe would be a fair split of your property.
At The Service Law Offices, our experienced family law attorneys have helped many clients — with assets of all types and sizes — get through the property division phase of the divorce process. We work tirelessly to help our clients keep a proper share of assets, and to make sure that our clients’ voices are heard by the family court judge.
Some of the most complicated asset division issues that we help clients address involve:
Cars, trucks and other vehicles
Houses and real estate
Retirement accounts (401(k)s, IRAs, state and military pensions) divided by qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs)
Small business ownership interests
Regardless of the assets involved, we have found that many times disputes about the property are less about actually wanting the property and more about fighting with a soon-to-be former spouse. We help our clients keep their wits about them, and keep them focused on the goal of getting through a divorce and gaining a fresh start in life.
We recognize that not everyone will have a property to fight over in a divorce, and they may even believe they cannot afford a divorce attorney. Nothing is further from the truth — we offer affordable representation so that our fellow community members can access the quality legal services they need during this difficult period in their lives.