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Missouri’s New Class E Felony and 3rd Degreee Domestic Assault

    Representing parties in a divorce often also includes certain criminal law cases. Domestic assault is one example. For years Missouri had four levels of felony crime, A, B, C and D, and four levels of misdemeanor crime, A, B, C and D. Beginning January 1, 2017, Missouri introduces a new domestic assault law and with it Missouri also  introduces the CLASS E FELONY!

    Third Degree Domestic Assault seems to me the most applicable to the level of conflict in a substantial number of divorces.

No Retirement!!? I Thought We Were Married? The plight of the putative spouse in Missouri.

Donald and Marie were living the good life. They'd been married over forty years, his second marriage, her first, and they were retired, spending time enjoying their grandchildren. Then Donald passed unexpectedly.

After the funeral, Marie received a call from Donald's retirement plan provider. The voice said, “Your marriage was never valid because Donald’s divorce was not final before your marriage.” Then the voice said something that shook her to her core, “You can no longer draw Donald's retirement.
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