Tips for successfully co-parenting with a narcissist

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. In order for divorced parents in Missouri to co-parent effectively, they need to learn to put up with each other. Unfortunately, when one co-parent is a narcissist or is difficult to deal with, the challenges associated with raising the children may become overwhelming. Here are a few co-parenting tips that can help individuals deal with a toxic person after their divorce. New boundaries will need to be set after a divorce. Time parameters for communication will need to be set, and a person will

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Handling visitation with an infant after divorce

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child & Spousal Support on Friday, November 8, 2019. In a Missouri divorce, there are many issues to navigate. One of the most complex is when the couple has recently had a child and must formulate a visitation schedule. Child custody, support and visitation can spark many areas of dispute. That’s why it is important to understand how to address these situations effectively. There are certain factors to consider with a visitation plan for an infant. New parents can face challenges at the beginning, including understanding when the child is crying

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Basic factors judges look at when determining child custody

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. As Missouri parents go through the divorce process, one of the main things on their minds has to do with who will get a legal custody of the children. Judges always have the best interests of the children in mind as they are making determinations about who will be granted custody of the children. The ages of the children will likely be considered. Most courts want to maintain consistency for the children, especially if they are quite young. It is possible for courts to

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Is it possible to test paternity before the baby’s birth?

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Family Law on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. If you are not married to the mother of your child in Missouri, it is advisable to legally establish paternity as soon as it is feasible to protect your parental rights. This typically involves the administration of a DNA test. If your child is not yet born, you may wonder if you can get a head start on the process and have your DNA paternity test completed now. This is scientifically possible, but it may not be a good idea, and you may have

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Dealing with parental relocation

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Monday, September 30, 2019. The magnitude of divorce proceedings may make it difficult for those going through them in Springfield to maintain the perspective that life will indeed go on once they are resolved. Part of that may include one who is party to such proceedings deciding to move on to a new community. If the couple has children together, however, that can complicate matters (and bring up the bitterness that might have been present during their divorce once again). To avoid this, the state has established guidelines

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Protecting your separate property

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in High Net Worth Divorce on Thursday, September 12, 2019. A common concern that many of those preparing for a divorce in Springfield have is what sort of financial obligations the dissolution of their marriages will leave them with. For example, you may be fine with having to pay for the continued support and care of your children, yet you may not share the same affinity for doing so for your ex-spouse (particularly when their own actions have comprised your financial standing). Many of those in your same situation have come to

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How do courts determine a child’s best interest?

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Friday, August 30, 2019. As a parent in Missouri, you and your ex-spouse must decide on a child custody arrangement. At Stange Law Firm, P.C., we understand that the impact of the arrangement on your child’s well-being is a crucial deciding factor. Of course, the well-being of your child is also the primary concern of the court. This means that they will make decisions that may not align with what you or your ex-spouse believe is the “best” option if they feel it will conflict with the child’s

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Challenging a prenuptial agreement

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in High Net Worth Divorce on Saturday, August 17, 2019. Asking one’s fiancée to sign a prenuptial agreement may be the last thing that one preparing for a wedding in Springfield wants to consider. Many may view such an action as immediately casting doubt as to whether the marriage will actually work out. Yet more and more people (particularly those coming into their marriages with significant assets) are requesting such agreement. Indeed, information shared by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers has shown a 62 percent increase in such agreements in recent years.

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