Divorce • Legal Separation

A divorce can be one of the most stressful experiences of your life. It is difficult to separate emotions from the important issues that must be resolved.

In a divorce or legal separation, all of your assets and debts are valued and divided between you and your spouse. One or both parties in a separating couple might own a closely held business, which may also be subject to valuation and division, or own assets in a trust. As an initial matter, it is important to characterize whether assets are “marital” or “non-marital” (or “separate”). Marital assets are subject to division by the Court, while non-marital assets are set apart to the owner.
Missouri law requires an equitable (fair) division of property between the spouses, whether determined by the Court or in an agreed-upon settlement. Of course, a fair division of property depends on each case’s unique facts and circumstances. Mindful of your goals, we guide you through the complex process of characterizing and valuing your assets to secure a division of your property that allows you to confidently move forward.

Spirn Family Law has over 20yrs of experience helping people like you get through what may be one of the most difficult situations in life. We help our clients…

  • Assist with valuation and division of complicated assets, including closely-held businesses
  • Conversion of Legal Separation to Divorce Decrees
    • Both Contested and Non-Contested Matters
    • Work With Mediators when Necessary

    Committed to Excellence

    Contact us today and schedule a consultation regarding your situation.