Third Party Custody

Situations may arise that call for custody arrangements outside the normal parent-child relationship. At the Stange Law Firm, PC, we represented a variety of cases involving third-party custody — that is, representing a client other than a biological or adoptive parent who seeks legal authority similar to that of a parent.

If you are up against any situation that calls for solid legal counsel on non-parental (third-party) custody, please contact the Stange Law Firm, PC. Our attorneys focus exclusively on family law. That's all they do. They handle third-party custody issues on a regular basis and have the added knowledge and experience to listen to your concerns and help you make realistic, productive choices. At the Stange Law Firm, PC, we will support you every step of the way through this heart-wrenching phase of your case.

Representing Relatives, Caregivers And Parents Being Denied Their Rights

  • Grandparent or other relative who believes the children are in a harmful or at-risk situation and that neither of the parents are able or fit to provide proper care
  • Someone who is already caring for children who are not your own but may need the legal right to make medical decisions and collect child support to provide for them
  • Young parent who is being unfairly denied parental rights
  • "De facto" parent fulfilling the role of mother or father to a significant other's children, when the parent is not concerned or involved

If you fit in any of the above categories, Stange Law Firm, PC, can help you.  You can also read another page on this topic titled: Third Party Visitation Rights in Missouri.

Dealing With Parental Rights And Grandparent Custody

We treat parental rights — and grandparents' rights — with the utmost care. However, we do recognize that there are cases where children are far better off in another's care. The law takes into consideration what is in "the best interest of the child" — and we will take the necessary actions to uphold it.

Finances are another important part of raising children in which we take a practical approach in child guardianship cases. Grandparents or others fulfilling the obligations of parenting should be able to make important decisions and have access to child support and take advantage of tax deductions, when appropriate and possible.

We treat every case individually with the care and respect you deserve. To sit down with a third-party custody issues lawyer, contact Stange Law Firm, PC, for your confidential consultation.