Category Archives: Missouri Divorce

What is the Difference Between a Divorce and an Annulment?

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The Difference Between a Divorce and an Annulment It is never easy or simple when two people decide to end a marriage. There are many mixed emotions and decisions that have to be made. Terminating a marriage is a choice that needs to be thought out, and it is important to educate yourself on your […]


What is the Difference between Contested & Uncontested Divorce?

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Contested vs Uncontested Divorce Divorce, also known as the termination of a marriage or marital union, can be an extremely stressful situation. If you find yourself about to go through the process of divorce, it is crucial to understand the two different types of divorce: contested and uncontested. What is an uncontested divorce? An uncontested […]


Why We Are Different

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McChesney & Ortwerth, LLC is different than most firms. You will notice the difference when you call our office for a FREE consultation. Our telephones are answered by real people – not machines.  And we are happy to adjust our schedule to accommodate yours. We know your time is precious; and we will gladly schedule […]


Facebook Advice When Going Through A Divorce

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If you are going through a divorce or planning to file in the near future, I recommend that you deactivate your Facebook account. Some people disregard my advice because they feel as though they can’t function without a Facebook page.  So, if you insist on keeping your Facebook page active, it is wise to follow […]


Do I Need a Divorce Attorney

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I am often asked:  “Do I need a divorce attorney for my case?”  In Missouri, you are allowed to represent yourself if you so choose. However, do-it-yourself divorces are risky for many reasons. Therefore, I recommend that you consult with an attorney. Many attorneys, including Gateway Divorce and Family Law, offer an initial 1 hour consultation for free. […]


6 Things to Do After Being Served Divorce Papers

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6 Most Important Tips After You Have Been Served Divorce Papers 1. See a local divorce attorney immediately!  If your spouse has taken the steps to hire an attorney and serve you with divorce papers, they are serious and you need to make sure that you understand your rights and obligations under the law.    In Missouri, you must […]


Divorce in Missouri

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Filing for divorce is a situation nobody likes to be put in. Often times, divorce is not the only matter that needs to be addressed. If there are children involved, issues like child custody and child support often arise. There is also the matter of determining whether it is a contested or uncontested divorce and, […]