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Who Gets to Keep the House

Who Gets to Keep the House?

Who gets to keep the house is often one of the most highly contested aspects of a divorce. Not only is it the largest piece of marital property, but it’s also where the couple made a home together. Many people might want to keep the house, not for its value, but for sentimental reasons, or

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Sherer Law Offices To Celebrate 25 Years In Practice

Sherer Law Offices celebrated their 25th anniversary of their practice in April. The owner of the firm and principal attorney, Barbara L. Sherer, received her J.D. from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis in 1987. After graduation, she clerked for the Honorable Ken Karohl, Court of Appeals, Eastern Missouri. Barbara then joined as

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child support

What Does Child Support Cover?

If you’re getting divorced (or thinking about getting divorced) you may be wondering how much you can expect to pay (or receive) in child support payments. Unlike alimony, which is based on a percentage of each spouse’s income, child support is calculated based on the estimated costs of caring for and raising a child. While

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problem tenant

What to Do When You Have a Problem Tenant

It’s the situation every landlord dreads: you have a signed lease with a tenant for your property, they’re all moved in, and now they’re causing problems. Depending on the severity of the issues, a simple conversation is all that’s needed. Other issues prove more challenging, so we’ve come up with some tips on the best

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renting

The Basics of Renting from a Landlord’s Perspective

Renting out or subleasing a space can be a great way to make a little extra cash, but it can also be a hassle. You’re the one who is ultimately responsible for the space, and yet you’re essentially inviting a stranger to live there for a specified (or sometimes unspecified) amount of time. It’s tricky,

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special needs child in my will

How Do I Provide for a Special Needs Child in My Will?

For anyone who has a child or dependent with special needs, leaving that child unprotected and unprovided for is a nightmare that can result in many sleepless nights for parents. As parents, the ideal scenario is that we teach our children to be self-sufficient so they can take care of themselves – and maybe even

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dating during a divorce

Can I Start Dating During a Divorce?

Even though you and your spouse have decided to call it quits, dating during a divorce can be very tricky and should be approached with caution because it can come with serious legal consequences. First of all, be especially careful if there are children involved in your divorce. Not only do you want to avoid

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Difference Between Separation and Divorce

What’s the Difference Between Separation and Divorce?

The main difference between separation and divorce is that, when you’re separated, you are still legally married to your spouse. While separations often lead to divorce, divorce is not inevitable once a couple decides to separate. Some couples take some time off from each other to reassess the state of their marriage. Some people decide

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ex refuses to help pay for college

What if Your Ex Refuses to Help Pay for College?

Ideally, if your ex refuses to help pay for college you two can work out a solution without resorting to court. If that fails, here’s what you need to know about taking your ex to court if they insist on refusing to help: Don’t Wait Everything has a time limit, including demands that your ex-spouse

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ex violated their restraining order

My Ex Violated Their Restraining Order – What Are My Options?

While a restraining order (or Order of Protection) can offer some protection from those who have been physically and/or emotionally abusive, it’s not fool proof. Those who are restricted by a restraining order often violate the order, and there are few things more frustrating (or more frightening) than when that happens. But a restraining order

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