Divorce Attorneys in Taney County
Protecting Your Rights & Best Interests through the Process
There are many different issues that arise during divorce, such as child support payments, the division of property, child custody matters, and more. Also, divorces are often highly contentious and emotional, which can lead to either or both parties making bad choices. With so much at stake, it is highly recommended for individuals going through divorce to retain skilled representation.
If you are going through a divorce, turn to the knowledgeable legal professionals at The Garrett Law Firm today. Backed by years of experience, our Taney County divorce attorneys have a comprehensive understanding of this complicated area of law. We can help you make well-informed decisions about your future and loved ones as we navigate you through each stage of the process.
Call The Garrett Law Firm today at (417) 221-4113 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our divorce lawyers in Taney County.
How to File for Divorce in Missouri
- Meet the residency requirements. In Missouri, one party must have lived in the state for at least 90 days.
- Obtain your divorce papers. You must go to the Circuit Court in the county where either you or the other party resides to obtain a divorce packet, which may include a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage (CAFC001) and a number of other forms.
- Fill out your divorce papers. It is highly recommended that you do so with the guidance of a divorce lawyer to avoid mistakes.
- Have your petition verified. As the petitioner, you must swear under oath before a notary public that the facts in your Petition for Dissolution of Marriage are true.
- File for divorce. Submit your divorce papers to the clerk at the Circuit Court in the county where you or the other party resides.
- Pay the filing fee. If you cannot afford the filing fee for divorce, then you can submit a Forma Pauperis application to have the filing fee waived.
- Serve the divorce papers. Known as "service of process," the court clerk will arrange to have the divorce papers "served" to the "Respondent," which is your spouse. This is often done by a sheriff or other court official.
- Response. Once they are served the divorce papers, the Respondent must return an official Answer to Petition for Dissolution of Marriage (CAFC010-R) within 30 days.
Once these steps are completed, the divorce may continue uncontested, or a court date will be set for a contested case.
Providing Personalized & Proficient Legal Services
The Garrett Law Firm knows that a divorce is usually the most stressful and difficult experience a person will go through in their lifetime. That’s why our team is committed to making the process as efficient and easy as possible for you. While you focus on transitioning to a new life, we can handle all your legal obligations, including filling out and filing your paperwork, ensuring no deadlines are missed, protecting your rights, and more. As a boutique law firm, we can give you 100 percent of our time and effort. You can rely on our Taney County divorce lawyers to be with you every step of the way.
The Garrett Law Firm can help you with the following, and more:
- Understanding your options, as well as the long- and short-term consequences of your decisions
- Child support and child custody matters
- Understanding Missouri divorce laws
- Modifying your court orders
- Spousal support matters
- Property division issues
- Protective orders
Call (417) 221-4113 Today
If you want to learn more about your situation and how we can assist you, call our firm today at (417) 221-4113 and schedule a consultation. We can help you figure out the best way to proceed. Get started on your case by calling The Garrett Law Firm at (417) 221-4113.