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Who gets the engagement ring following a divorce in Missouri?

Often, the definitive symbol of a marriage, an engagement not only holds sentimental value, but often holds significant monetary value as well. This is especially true for high profile and wealthy couples, where the value of the ring can reach hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars in value. So, what happens to the ring while a married couple is in the process of a Missouri divorce and is divvying up their marital property?

Controlling your emotions in the process of a divorce

Undoubtedly, the Missouri divorce process can be emotionally brutal to any Missourian's psyche. The once bright promise of a happy future with your partner has come to an end. During this time, Missourians are overwhelmed by negative feelings, including a belief in the loss of control. But, all hope is not lost. Although the decisions to be made in the process of a divorce often need to be mutual decisions, or if that is not possible, decisions made by lawyers, mediators or judges, you still have a say.

Protect yourself and your assets in a high-asset divorce

If you are in the process of a divorce and you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse never filed a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, you may become involved in a battle over property division. If there are high assets involved, this can become especially tricky, and possibly heated.

A prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can help in a divorce

It's been a common preconceived notion that celebrity marriages do not last. And, if 2015 is any indication, that notion may be more fact than myth. Recently, many of our readers probably heard that solo music artist Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger, who is the lead singer of the popular rock band "Nickleback," have separated following two years of marriage.

Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green call it quits

Many of our Missouri readers may have heard by now that actress Megan Fox and her husband, actor Brian Austin Green, have filed for divorce. The couple first met in 2004, and were engaged until November of 2006. They were re-engaged in 2009 and were married in Hawaii a few weeks following the news. The news may not be shocking to fans of the two actors, as rumors of a separation had been speculated on for months.

Jennifer Garner divorces Ben Affleck after alleged affairs

Divorce is never an easy step to take; however, some couples find in necessary step to take. And just like it is difficult to take the steps to initiate and finalize a divorce, it is also challenging to take steps prior to marriage or during the marriage to prepare for or provide protection in case of a divorce. Including a legal document such as a prenuptial or postnuptial in an high asset marriage could help a couple in many ways.

Richard Gere divorce highlights the importance of prenups

Following a 12 year marriage, the divorce proceedings between actor Richard Gere and actress Carey Lowell have gotten ugly as the ex-couple try to split an estimated $100 million dollar fortune. Gere is best known for his work in "Pretty Woman" and "An Officer and a Gentleman". Lowell is best known as the Bond girl from the film "Licence to Kill". As a high profile couple involved in a high net worth divorce, it is important to recognize the benefits of creating a prenuptial agreement prior to marriage.

Jean-Claude Van Damme to divorce first wife for second time

Most Americans throughout the country, including those living in the St. Charles, Missouri, area, know Jean-Claude Van Damme, Hollywood martial arts actor from the 80's and 90's. He starred in films such as Bloodsport, Universal Soldier, Street Fighter and Sudden Death. Through the decades, he established an almost B-star cult following. Unfortunately, his skills in beating up the bad guys has not translated into effective marital skills. It was announced last week that his second marriage with his first wife, Gladys Van Varenberg, is about to end.

Understanding, handling and coping with divorce

Divorce is not easy for many St. Charles County, Missouri, residents. Spouses often feel overwhelmed with the legal technicalities involved including but not limited to property division and alimony. If children are involved, things become even more complex with child custody, visitation and child support entering the fray.

How to reduce legal costs in high asset divorces

High asset divorces, unlike other divorces, involve significant marital assets that are often accompanied by disputes. In St. Charles, Missouri, and across the United States, high asset divorces require thorough planning to ensure that each spouse obtains a fair share of the assets. Readers may be surprised to learn that even high-net worth divorces can be settled amicably and less expensively if sound advice is followed.

Joseph J. Porzenski
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