October 2019 Archives

Telling your spouse you want a divorce is challenging

Telling your spouse that you want a divorce is likely going to be the most difficult conversation you've ever had. Not only do you have to worry about how you will handle it, you also have to wonder how they will take the news. Taking the time to plan what you will do and say might be beneficial.

How uncontested divorce works in Missouri

Are you and your spouse ready to call it quits on your marriage? Do you want to avoid the drama and hassle of going to court? Do you already pretty much agree on how you want to split your assets and debts, handle financial support and -- if applicable -- split time with your children? If the answer is yes to all of the above, an uncontested divorce may work for you.

Positivity is necessary in co-parenting situations

Co-parenting isn't an easy situation to handle for anyone, but you must do your best to remain positive no matter what's going on at the time. Not only can this help you, it can also provide a good example for your children. Remember that staying positive doesn't have to be complex if you utilize tips for your entire life.

Understanding Missouri’s ignition interlock device laws

In many cases, Missouri motorists who receive convictions for drunk driving must install what is known as an ignition interlock on their cars, vans or trucks, which are devices that prevent the vehicle from starting up until the driver provides a suitable breath sample. At Kelly, Symonds & Reed, LLC, we recognize that ignition interlock devices can prove quite costly, in addition to being a hindrance, and we have helped many people facing drunk driving charges defend themselves against these allegations.

Kansas City man sentenced in drunk driving crash that killed two

Driving while intoxicated can result in serious penalties, even for people who are facing a first offense. When drunk driving charges involve previous convictions or crashes that cause fatalities, the repercussions can be significantly higher for Missouri residents. It is important to understand the grave consequences of driving drunk before charges occur.

October safety topic: National Protect Your Hearing Month

Our hearing is important to us, yet few of us consider the possibility of sustaining permanent hearing damage until that damage is already done. It is also easier to cause damage to your hearing than you may think. At the law office of Kelly, Symonds & Reed, LLC, we know that most people in Missouri and elsewhere suffer hearing loss by the time they reach their senior years, but we are also aware that some people, including those who work in construction, are more prone than others to begin losing their hearing earlier in life.

How can a prenuptial agreement benefit your situation?

If you are thinking about walking down the aisle, you may be thinking about your future with your spouse, your wedding day and where you will go on your honeymoon. You are probably not giving much thought to what will happen if your marriage ends in divorce. It may seem counterintuitive, but now is the time to do just that.

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