How do I split a retirement account?

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in High Net Worth Divorce on Thursday, August 17, 2017. If you and your spouse have decided that you are going to get divorced in Missouri, you have no doubt wondered how you will split your assets and your liabilities. For many people, a home and a retirement account tend to be the largest and most valuable assets they have. While it may seem that splitting a 401K account should be relatively simple, special care must be taken in order to avoid paying out high penalties and taxes that essentially eat up

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Seasonal work and child support obligations

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child & Spousal Support on Friday, July 14, 2017. As a parent who is required to pay child support, you may have all sorts of concerns, questions, and responsibilities. For example, you may have fallen behind on your child support payments or worry about your ability to stay caught up. At Stange Law Firm, we also know that some non-custodial parents encounter child support problems due to the seasonal nature of their job. Some people do not have steady income throughout the entire year for many different reasons. For example, some

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Divorce issues and stress

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Divorce on Friday, July 14, 2017. Whether you are in the early stages of planning your divorce or have already split up with your spouse, you may encounter stress as a result of divorce issues. At Stange Law Firm, we know the variety of reasons why this occurs in Missouri. For example, someone who is preparing to file a divorce petition may be unsure of the way that divorce will impact them and they may worry about having financial consequences or how ending the marriage will affect their ability to spend

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Can fault affect spousal support?

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child & Spousal Support on Friday, June 30, 2017. For couples going through divorce, an array of legal challenges can create complications. In Springfield, and around Missouri, some couples struggle with spousal support, also known as alimony. For example, they may disagree on how much should be paid or one party may worry that they will be unable to make payments on time. For couples in this position, speaking to a legal professional may help. Moreover, it could be useful to go over the ins and outs of spousal support, such

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5 important questions to ask before getting a divorce

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Divorce on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Divorce will be the one of the most difficult decisions of your life. It is important to plan for the reality of divorce with the following five questions. 1. Is the marriage irretrievably broken? Consider everything that you and your spouse would need to do to recover your marriage. Can you sustain a healthy and happy marriage if you and your spouse commit to making these changes? 2. Are you prepared for post-divorce costs? Many people underestimate the cost of divorce. Create a post-divorce budget

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Handling a former spouse’s refusal to pay spousal support

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child & Spousal Support on Sunday, June 18, 2017. From child support to the distribution of a couple’s marital property, there are a wide variety of family law matters that arise in Springfield, and across all of Missouri. However, spousal support can be especially tricky for different reasons. For example, a former spouse may not want to fulfill their obligations because they are bitter with their former marital partner. At Stange Law Firm, we know how these issues can impact entire families and believe it is essential for people on all

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