Is Missouri a 50-50 State When it Comes to Divorce?

No matter how cordial, divorce is fraught with negotiation and stress. If a husband and wife cannot reach an amicable property settlement, the courts determine property and debt distribution. Nine states split marital property 50-50 during a divorce. Missouri is an equitable distribution state and not a 50-50 state. What Is The Difference In Distribution?


Wiseman Named in Best of the Best 2022

Congratulations to BSE Shareholder Erin Wiseman for being voted #1 Attorney and #1 Family Law Attorney in the Jefferson City News Tribune Best of the Best 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards!


How Many Points Will a Speeding Ticket Deduct from My Missouri Driver’s License?

We all have been there – pulled over for speeding, feeling embarrassed as the police officer approaches you. It happens to the best of us. Whether this is your first ticket or tenth, you may want to know how many points will a speeding ticket deduct from my Missouri driver’s license? Like any state, Missouri


Appellate Decision Favors Wiseman Client

BSE Shareholder Erin Wiseman recently prevailed in an appeal of a family law matter before the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Eastern District.  The case – K.T.L. by Her Next Friend, K.L.., and K.L. Individually, Respondents, vs. A.G., Appellant. –  (Overview Summary) – was decided on December 28, 2021, and became final in January


7 Steps to Preparing for a Divorce

Technically, divorce is the process of dissolving the marital estate and returning each spouse to their separate legal state. Emotionally, divorce can be one of the most difficult experiences you will ever go through. If you’re unfortunately contemplating a divorce, the attorneys of Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C. offer steps to consider before you file.


Hamblin 1st Place Best Lawyer

Jefferson City Magazine 2022 CITY’s Best results have been announced and we very excited to share that attorney Scott A. Hamblin has received 1st place in the Best Lawyer category! This is a tremendous honor and we are very grateful for the recognition. Check Jefferson City Magazine’s website in April for a full list of


What Is a Prenuptial Agreement?

When in love and planning a future together, no one wants to consider the possibility of divorce. But divorce happens, and as a result, you may want to consider a prenuptial agreement beforehand. A prenuptial agreement (also known as a prenup or premarital agreement) is a legal contract that both the future husband and wife


Rehagen “Finally” Completes Leadership Jefferson City

BSE Attorney Stephen A. Rehagen graduated as a member of the Leadership Jefferson City Class of 2020/2021 on November 18, 2021.  Leadership Jefferson City is designed to identify and motivate emerging leaders, and to develop their potential for community leadership roles by exposing them to the opportunities, realities, and challenges of the community. The Class of


Wiseman Visits USS Jefferson City

BSE shareholder Erin Wiseman recently visited the USS Jefferson City in her role as JC councilwoman.  A very nice article from the Jefferson City News Tribune concerning this visit may be found at the following Link – JC Councilwoman Visits USS Jefferson City


Filing for Divorce in Missouri

No matter what the extenuating circumstances are, divorce is difficult for everyone involved. It can be emotionally painful as well as financially devastating. Make sure you have a divorce lawyer who can stand in the gap for you.  Dissolution of Marriage/Divorce in Missouri Divorce is the process of dissolving a marital estate and returning each