Untangling a child custody battle

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Friday, April 27, 2018. The divorce paperwork is well under way, the search for a new living space has begun and family and friends have reached out in support. What could be next? For Missouri parents going through divorce, children can become the most crucial focus. Even when both parents have been on good terms throughout the divorce, situations involving children can quickly escalate. The following information delves into the basics of child custody disputes. Verywell Family appears to understand all too well how easily a child custody dispute

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Enforcing child support, the right way

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child & Spousal Support on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Many Missouri residents might assume that the hardest part of divorce is over upon completion of paperwork. While this is true in some cases, spouses with children could have bigger challenges ahead. One of those challenges involves child support. Whether it is inconsistent or nonexistent, the law enforces child custody orders to best protect the children involved. Even long-time residents could benefit from a refresher on state laws. The Missouri Department of Social Services lists information on enforcing child support, stating that

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How expensive is divorce in Missouri?

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Divorce on Friday, March 30, 2018. There hardly exists a more stressful life chapter than that of divorce. After all, it has a way of turning one’s life upside down. With all of the steps involved in separating from a spouse, some Missouri residents may wonder about the costs of divorce. What factors come into play in regard to fees, and what financial hurdles can one expect to face in the months following a separation? Last November, The Kansas City Star focused on the topic of divorce in the country. While

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What happens when a parent fails to pay child support?

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child & Spousal Support on Thursday, March 15, 2018. Going through a divorce can present a number of challenges in regard to a person’s daily schedule, financial planning and overall well being. When children are part of the picture, this planning can take even more time and commitment. Missouri, like other states, enforces child support and custody laws in a way that serves in the best interest of children, but some families nevertheless hit obstacles along the way. Countless parents in the state struggle to make ends meet as a result

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The nation’s current outlook on grandparents and child custody

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Thursday, March 1, 2018. For many Missouri parents going through divorce, child custody is a quick and minimal process; for others, however, taking care of children can become an overwhelming responsibility The opioid crisis that has swept across the nation has not only affected millions of adults, but also the children they struggle to raise. Sometimes, child custody arrangments can become a priority before a divorce is even considered. As a result of this crippling epidemic, grandparents have stepped up to the plate. Grandparents gaining full custody of

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What to expect when making child custody plans

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Thursday, February 15, 2018. Jumping through the hoops of a divorce is hardly an uncommon occurrence in Missouri, but nevertheless can be a potentially challenging task. Those with children may first question what, exactly, the new living arrangements might be. When the situation is not black and white, turning to available resources can help make for a smoother process. Oftentimes, parents argue that it is best for a child to live only under one roof. In these instances, and in the gray areas in between, the Missouri Courts

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Dividing student loans in a divorce

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in High Net Worth Divorce on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Once you and your spouse have made the tough decision to end your marriage, you will likely face many more challenging decisions. If you are like many other couples in Missouri, how to split your assets and your debts will be some of the most difficult decisions you will need to wrestle with. While many people assume that if a debt is in one spouse’s name only that person will assume all responsibility for it after a divorce, that may not necessarily

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How to co-parent with a former spouse

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Sunday, January 14, 2018. Getting a divorce with minor children still living at home can add a layer of complexity to life for parents. For starters, moms and dads already trying to grapple with their own emotions and losses during this time must also find ways to help their children navigate their feelings as their lives change dramatically. In addition to this, parents must find ways to work together to raise their children while living separately. Given that communication and cooperation may well have struggled when a couple

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