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Do I have restrictions in how to spend my child support?

When you began receiving child support payments, you may have been under the assumption that the court might monitor your spending, especially since most payments are put on a debit card these days. If you spend child support electronically, will the courts or your ex receive receipts or reports on your spending? What if you use a portion of your child support check on candy, a birthday present or household cleaning supplies? These are not unreasonable worries for Missouri parents who receive child support, but the answer can help ease your mind.

Can you maintain ownership of assets during divorce?

As you and your spouse go through the process of getting a divorce in Missouri, you will be faced with many important decisions regarding your future. Often, these critical choices involve topics related to who will have full custody of your children, if you or your spouse will be required to pay alimony, and how your shared assets will be split. When it comes to dividing property and financial assets, chances are you will not be able to maintain full ownership of these things, but you may be able to split the benefits with your ex. 

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