How Long Do You Have To Be Separated Before Divorce in Missouri?

Separation Isn’t Easy It can feel overwhelming if you are in the beginning stages of a divorce. We understand how taxing it can all be on your emotional health.  Our Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C. team is here to help answer your questions so you can get the clarity you need to move forward. How


How Long Does It Take To Finalize an Adoption in Missouri?

Adoption is the legal process of permanently adding a child or adult to a family so that the person will be known as the child of the adoptive parents as if he or she was naturally born to the adoptive parents.  Adoption is done in a number of ways, including private adoption through adoption placement

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We are seeking to hire a Licensing Assistant. The Licensing Assistant is responsible for tracking license expiration dates for these locations and preparing and filing renewal forms. Throughout the year, we also prepare and file liquor license applications for new clients, as well as notifying the Missouri ATC (Alcohol and Tobacco Control) of changes for


How Do I Start the Adoption Process in Missouri?

Do you want to grow your family through adoption? The adoption process can be lengthy and challenging and requires professional legal help. Let our experienced adoption attorneys fully explain the process and answer your questions. Start by setting up an appointment today. What Is Adoption? Adoption is the legal and permanent process of placing a


Does It Matter Who Files for Divorce First in Missouri?

Filing for divorce can be confusing. Along with all the emotions that come with this step, being the first to file for divorce could have some benefits and offer you some control over the process. Whatever your circumstances, we are here to help make this process smoother and less stressful for everyone. Who Files for


Harvis Completes Leadership JC

BSE Associate Kinzi Harvis completed a very successful year as a part of the Leadership Jefferson City Class of 2022. The experience created long-lasting community bonds and friendships while gaining a new appreciation for many of Jefferson City’s businesses, organizations, and management. The 2022 class battled with their year-end project, The Battle of the Brews,


Small Estate Affidavits in Missouri

You may have heard of the small estate procedure or affidavit. A small estate affidavit is a written statement to authorize someone to claim a deceased person’s assets outside the formal probate process.  Small estate affidavits can save time and money. Keep reading to learn more about how small estate affidavits work in Missouri. How


Licenses for Centene Stadium

BSE’s  Alcohol Law Practice Group is in the process of completing the liquor licensing for the new Centene Stadium in St. Louis.  Centene Stadium is a $457.8 million 22,500-seat soccer-specific stadium and the future home of St. Louis City SC, the city’s expansion Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise. The stadium is being built next to Union Station


What Is the Best Way To Distribute Inheritance in MO?

Without expertise in estate planning, it can be difficult to know and understand the best way to distribute an inheritance in Missouri. In this blog, we want to better educate you about Missouri inheritance laws, tax filings, passing with or without a will, and how to get more estate planning information. Spouses & Children Inheritance


What Is the Purpose of an Estate Plan?

According to a recent report by CNBC, only 33% of Americans have formulated estate plans. Why? The majority of respondents said they just haven’t gotten around to it.  Estate planning isn’t only for the rich. An estate plan ensures your assets, no matter what size, are preserved and distributed appropriately after your death. Through estate planning,