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.
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.