Unmarried Partners, Gay Couples and Co-Habitants Do Not Share the Same Rights as a Spouse in Missouri

On April 25, 2011, in Insurance, Personal Injury, by K. Lindsay Rakers

In Missouri, when a married person is seriously injured their spouse may have a claim for loss of consortium (con-sor-she-um) for the spouse’s permanent inability or temporary inability during his rehabilitation to provide household services, companionship, care, affection and loss of marital sexual relations. However, an unmarried cohabitants and gay partners are not afforded the same rights in Missouri.
In a few other U.S. states, the laws are evolving to hold that an unmarried cohabitant may state a cause of … Continue Reading >

Check Your Missouri Insurance Policy as Storm Season Approaches

On March 22, 2011, in Insurance, Personal Injury, by K. Lindsay Rakers

The spring storm season is approaching and Missouri residents know all too well how damaging the storm season can be. Missouri insurance officials out of Jefferson City, Missouri have issued a recommendation that Missouri homeowners and renters review their policies to double-check that they are adequately protected.
The officials have recommended that both renters and home homeowners create a list of personal property so that if a claim later has to be made, the process will be quicker and smoother. … Continue Reading >

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