Marital Misconduct in St. Louis

Marital misconduct, formerly grounds for divorce, is any behavior that that contributes to the breakdown of the marital relationship.

Although fault does not need to be determined to be granted your dissolution, the conduct of the spouses during the marriage can be a factor considered by the court when dividing property or determining alimony.

Economic fault, alcoholism, adultery, and domestic violence or abusive behaviors are all actions that may be considered marital misconduct.

These factors are considered, not to punish the offender, but to compensate the spouse for extra burdens that may have been assumed during the marriage.

Cavanagh and Associates will work to pursues our clients’ interests and ensure a smooth process while preparing you for the future.

Contact an attorney at Cavanagh and Associates to learn more about your rights.

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