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You've decided to divorce. Now what?

If you have already made the decision to end your marriage, you have made one of the toughest decisions. Of course, you may not really know where to go from here. Should you rush out and meet with a divorce attorney the same day? Should you make preparations before you start the paperwork?

Family law firms adjusting to new rules from the new tax act

Due to changes in Missouri and nationwide made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act the deduction for alimony has been eliminated for new divorces finalized after Dec. 31, 2018. For many decades family law has been marked by a federal income tax rule that says that alimony is deductible to the payer and income to the recipient. This gave an incentive for the spouse who was making substantially more than the other spouse to provide alimony to the needier spouse while paying less in taxes in return. 

Injured passengers have personal injury claims against driver

The law of negligence in Missouri generally protects an injured passenger in an auto accident by providing monetary compensation for the person's losses. The damages can be payable by one or more drivers found liable in causing the accident, including the driver of the car occupied by the injured person. The liability of the drivers for personal injury will be based on whether they drove negligently and whether that negligence was a substantial factor in causing the accident and the injuries.

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