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Domestic Relations : Maintenance – Appellate Review

Where a wife challenged the child support and maintenance awards and the classification of a ring, her points preserved nothing for review, but a trial court order that the wife’s award of monthly maintenance would cease if she cohabitates is reversed because the economic implications of cohabitation for the spouse receiving maintenance must be addressed before the maintenance award may be modified, suspended or terminated.

Judgment is affirmed in part; reversed in part; remanded.

Bechtold v. Bechtold (MLW No. 67157/Case No. SD33219 – 4 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, Scott, J.) Appealed from circuit court, Pulaski County, Warren, J. (J. Christopher Allen, Lebanon, for appellant) (Stephen W. Daniels, Rolla, for respondent).

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