Do I Have to Register my Business with the Secretary of State?

Starting a business can be an exciting and daunting experience. There are numerous things to consider when starting a business, and one of the most critical steps is registering your business with the Secretary of State. The registration process is essential to ensure that your business is recognized as a legal entity and you comply

How to Transfer an LLC to Missouri

Whether you are moving to Missouri, or just moving your business address to Missouri, transferring an LLC can be a bit more than just filling out a forwarding address.  Is it complicated? That is a loaded question. Some with extensive backgrounds may need assistance to handle the steps. But it is always a good idea

How to Transfer a Business in Missouri

There are many reasons why a business owner might want to transfer a business in Missouri. Perhaps the owner wishes to retire and sell the business to someone else. The owner may be facing health issues or other personal challenges, including financial concerns or partner disputes that are not resolvable. May a new opportunity has

How to Start an LLC in Missouri

Missouri can be an excellent place to start an LLC for many reasons. The state has a relatively low cost of living, a business-friendly environment, and a diverse economy with various industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, and agriculture. Additionally, Missouri offers several tax incentives and programs to support small businesses, such as the Missouri Works program

Missouri Small Business Start-Up Guide

 A Brief Primer So you have a great idea and are done working for other people. You want to work for yourself and turn that idea into a reality. You are ready to start your own business, and Missouri is a great place to grow a small business.  Benefits to being a small-business owner in

What is the Wife Entitled to in a Missouri Divorce?

It is never an easy process when a marriage ends. Many misconceptions surround the concept of divorce: hiding assets, blame placing, and the idea that the wife can take the husband for everything he’s got.  Those are all myths. The actuality of divorce is that the court will look at the history of the marriage

What You Should Know About Property Division in a Divorce

At Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C., we are here to help you understand how Missouri courts classify property in a divorce and how that property may be divided. Types of Property in a Missouri Divorce Proceeding In Missouri divorce proceedings, the court will sort property, or assets, into one of two categories: · (1) marital

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

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 Long Do You

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

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