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Rooney McBride & Smith is proud to announce the addition of Attorney Kyle Ward

November 2nd, 2021 3:45 pm

  Kyle Ward graduated magna cum laude from the University of Arkansas in 2018 with a B.A. in Political Science and Economics. Kyle participated in the University Symphony Orchestra as well as the Associated Student Government. He then obtained a Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 2021. Kyle was an […]

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MARRIAGE ANNULMENT

June 29th, 2021 3:46 pm

MARRIAGE ANNULMENT By:  Andy Scholz and Heather Rooney McBride   Annulment of marriage is a process defined by Missouri statute as the “declaration of invalidity of marriage.” RSMo § 452.300. An annulment essentially says that a valid marriage never existed. Even though these marriages are deemed invalid, Missouri considers children born within these marriages to […]

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Pitfalls in Maintenance Calculations and the Importance of Accurate Income and Expense Statements

June 29th, 2021 3:46 pm

Pitfalls in Maintenance Calculations and the Importance of Accurate Income and Expense Statements By: Andy Scholz, Heather Rooney McBride, and Lauren Marsh Errors in documents pertaining to maintenance payments may be costly. Maintenance, otherwise known as alimony, is a payment from one spouse to another following the dissolution of marriage. In Missouri, maintenance (alimony) may […]

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Can an Employer Implement a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Policy?

June 29th, 2021 3:45 pm

Can an Employer Implement a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Policy? By: Jennifer Brodersen and Heather Rooney McBrice             On December 16, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) updated its COVID-19 technical assistance guidance outlining the agency’s views on the legal implications of a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination program under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title […]

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ANNOUNCING HIRE OF PARALEGAL TYLER S. KRTEK!

June 29th, 2021 3:40 pm

ANNOUNCING HIRE OF PARALEGAL TYLER S. KRTEK! Tyler S. Krtek is a Nixa native. He has B.S. and M.A. degrees from Missouri State University and a Paralegal Certificate from Boston University. Tyler is a NALA certified paralegal with experience in civil litigation and real estate law, and he is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in […]

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Legal Separation: The Road Less Taken

January 25th, 2021 11:25 am

Legal Separation: The Road Less Taken   By:  Austin E. Williamson and Heather Rooney McBride   Divorce is not for everyone, and there are situations in which the parties agree that a separation is needed, but a divorce is not the end goal.  In certain situations, a legal separation may be the best choice.   […]

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THE PROCESS FOR CHILD RELOCATION IN MISSOURI

January 25th, 2021 11:24 am

THE PROCESS FOR CHILD RELOCATION IN MISSOURI:  What You Need to Know about How and Whether you can Move when your Child is Subject to a Shared Custody Order BY:  Austin E. Williamson and Heather Rooney McBride International author, Peter Hoeg, once said that “traveling tends to magnify all human emotions;” and while Hoeg was […]

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TIPS FOR COVID-19 PARENTING CONCERNS

January 16th, 2021 1:22 pm

TIPS FOR COVID-19 PARENTING CONCERNS By:  Austin E. Williamson and Heather Rooney McBride Not in most of our lifetimes have we seen an event or national emergency that has caused the amount of fear and uncertainty as the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.    School closures, job loss, social distancing, and quarantine orders are prime examples of […]

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The Effect of Divorce on Your Estate Plan

January 16th, 2021 1:19 pm

The Effect of Divorce on Your Estate Plan By:  Austin E. Williamson and Heather Rooney McBride Going through a divorce can be, and typically is, one of the most frustrating and emotional times in a person’s life.  It is unsurprising that between court appearances, preparing for trial, and/or drafting motions, parenting plans, marital settlement agreements, […]

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