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Domestic Relations: Divorce-Motion to Dismiss Appeal

Husband appealed from the trial court’s judgment of dissolution of marriage. Wife moved to dismiss husband’s appeal due to Rule 84.04 violations and other briefing deficiencies. Where husband failed to include concise statements describing where the errors complained of on ...

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Man who threatened three judges arrested after armed standoff

A man is in custody after threatening three judges who were involved in his divorce and child custody dispute, the St. Louis County Circuit Court said in a press release. Jeffrey D. Reuter, 51, formerly a dentist in Kirkwood, was ...

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Domestic Relations: Divorce-Equitable Distribution

Husband appealed from the judgment of divorce, challenging the trial court’s exercise of discretion in dividing the couple’s marital property, in particular wife’s 401(k) and stock ownership plan, along with the trial court’s order requiring husband to pay wife attorneys’ ...

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Domestic Relations: Divorce-Equitable Distribution

The parties cross-appealed from the trial court’s equitable distribution judgment, which classified certain stock and cash as marital property, and LLC ownership interests as husband’s separate property. Where there was insufficient evidence to determine whether stock was issued as a ...

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Domestic Relations: Divorce-Equitable Distribution-Equalization Payment

Plaintiff appealed from the judgment dissolving his marriage to defendant, specifically the portion of the equitable-distribution order that directed plaintiff to pay a cash-equalization payment to defendant. Plaintiff argued that the payment represented half the value of his retirement account, ...

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Family Law: Divorce-Equitable Distribution-Marital vs. Nonmarital Property

  Defendant appealed from the divorce judgment, arguing that the trial court erred by not including legal descriptions for the real estate included in the equitable distribution, by not awarding the parties their nonmarital property prior to distributing the marital ...

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Number of pro se litigants soars in some counties

When the Missouri Supreme Court approved standardized divorce pleadings in late 2008, about the only thing both sides in the pro se debate agreed up on was that it would, for better or worse, increase the number of people using them.

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Divorce lawyers at risk for legal malpractice claims

Two legal malpractice lawsuits out of St. Louis County show the need for proper communication between attorneys and clients. The suits involve clients that, in part, alleged their divorce attorneys' negligence allowed for bad behavior of their former spouses. In ...

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