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Pregnant? Divorce Must Wait in Missouri.

By Melanie Rauch, JD | Legally reviewed by Joseph Fawbush, Esq. | Last updated on

In the diverse tapestry of American legal statutes, Missouri’s prohibition against finalizing divorces for pregnant women stands out as an antiquated law. Enacted in 1973 and amended in 2016, this law — designed to ensure that all questions of custody and child support are settled before a child’s…

Can I Sue a Restaurant for a Food Allergy?

By Catherine Hodder, Esq. | Reviewed by Joseph Fawbush, Esq. | Last updated on

A recent food allergy lawsuit against Disney highlights how restaurants may be liable for personal injury or wrongful death claims as a result of a customer’s injury or death from a disclosed food allergy. A tragic event occurred in October, 2023 when Kanokporn Tangsuan and her husband ate at…

Posting Beyond the Grave: What Happens to Your Social Media When You Die?

By Catherine Hodder, Esq. | Legally reviewed by Joseph Fawbush, Esq. | Last updated on

When Odysseus became the first U.S. spacecraft to land on the moon in over 50 years, many people posted on social media about the accomplishment – even Starman and superstar David Bowie. But wait! Isn’t David Bowie dead? Yes. He died in 2016. However, his official Facebook account, …

90 Day Fiancé: What Happens if Couples Break Up?

By Jordan Walker, J.D. | Legally reviewed by Joseph Fawbush, Esq. | Last updated on

Relationships can be hard, especially when your partner lives on the opposite side of the world. Thanks to the popular TLC reality TV show, “90-Day Fiancé,” viewers can watch couples with long-distance love stories navigate the fiancé visa process. The goal? For some cast members, it’s about true love…

Wendy Williams’ Diagnosis Highlights Need to Plan for Incapacity

By Catherine Hodder, Esq. | Legally reviewed by Joseph Fawbush, Esq. | Last updated on

Life can change without warning. Wendy Williams, the former talk show host, announced her recent diagnosis with Graves’ Disease, primary progressive aphasia, and frontotemporal dementia. This news highlights how a sudden medical condition can throw your life into upheaval. When a loved one becomes incapacitated without proper legal preparations,…

Taking Your Wife's Last Name

By Vaidehi Mehta, Esq. | Legally reviewed by Joseph Fawbush, Esq. | Last updated on

While more women are keeping their maiden names after they get married, it’s still the norm for a wife to take her husband's last name. Fifty years ago, only 14% of women kept their last names; By 2010, that number has risen to 22%. A recent study found that…

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