Issues of international child abduction

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Thursday, January 2, 2020. It’s not uncommon for a Missouri resident to get involved and marry someone from another country. If an international couple should have children and later separate, many issues could arise. In some cases, one parent will take their child and move abroad. The laws that are applied and the protections conferred depend on whether the countries involved are part of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Child Abduction. This is a treaty that has been ratified by 98 countries. The treaty states

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Handling finances during a divorce

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Divorce on Wednesday, December 18, 2019. When people in Missouri decide to divorce, there can be substantial legal, emotional and financial consequences at the end of a marriage. Sorting out marital finances can be complex, but planning can help people get through a divorce with their financial future intact. One of the first steps to emerging successfully from a dissolution is understanding the assets that both partners have for distribution. In some cases, one partner may not know much about marital finances, especially if they have not been actively dealing with

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Common challenges women face during a divorce

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Divorce on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. When women in Missouri go through a divorce, they are likely to face challenges that are different than the ones faced by men. Concerns about money, children and where to live are usually ranked the highest on the list pertaining to women’s priorities after a divorce. It’s no wonder that women are often concerned about money after a divorce when looking at the statistics. After men divorce, it is common for them to experience a 30% increase in income. However, women who worked before marriage,

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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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