Division of Property in Missouri

One of the most common questions new clients have is how courts in Missouri divide the property between spouses. Before dividing the property, the Court must first determine if each asset should be classified as marital or non-marital. Non-marital property is set aside to the appropriate party, and then the marital assets are divided in a way the Court deems just and equitable after considering all relevant factors. Before addressing those factors, it may be helpful to look at the definitions of marital and non-marital property. In Missouri, all property acquired by either spouse during the marriage is presumed [...]