Stange Law Firm, P.C. Founding Partner Kirk C. Stange was recently featured in the July 2019 issue of Lawyer Monthly Magazine. The four-page Q&A-style feature, titled "Important Divorce and Family Law Issues," touches on all of the factors we should consider when splitting up in divorce: from pensions to hidden assets. Mr. Stange also discusses elements that your attorney should bring to the table to assist you in your matter.
Military divorces can have different concerns from civilian divorces that military couples should be familiar with. While there are similarities, the military divorce process can be somewhat different in some respects which is why familiarity with the process is helpful for divorcing military spouses.
The Midwest has its fair share of brave men and women who serve our country in the armed forces. These service members put their lives on the line to ensure that we are safe at home. In addition to putting their own safety at risk, though, these men and women oftentimes find themselves dealing with personal matters while away from home. This can, and often does, include divorce.
As we discussed previously on this blog, child custody and visitation determinations are made based on the bests interests of the child involved. Although some couples are able to work together to come to an arrangement that they feel furthers those interests, in many instances parents disagree with each other. In these circumstances, the matter may be left for a judge to decide, which can be a scary proposition considering he or she may know little, if anything, about one's family.
The division of marital property can be one of the most contentious aspects of a divorce, and for good reason. The outcome of this matter often sets the stage for one's post-divorce finances, which means that a poorly negotiated divorce settlement or improperly handled litigation of the matter can lead to long-term financial strife. This is why it is often advisable for Midwesterners who are considering divorce to work closely with a legal advocate who can help them advance their position and secure a firm financial foundation for their life post-divorce.
It goes without saying that child support is meant to ensure that a child's best interests can be met and that the responsibility of raising a child is shared as equally as possible amongst a child's parents. Yet, while the focus of child support is on a child, and rightfully so, the issue can have serious ramifications for adults. The amount of child support owed can cause financial strain to either a custodial or noncustodial parent depending on the circumstances and the specifics of a child support order, but those who accumulate arrearages can face additional penalties that can wreak havoc on their lives.
Child custody and visitation can be two of the most hotly contested family law issues. When parents split, each often has a different idea about how to raise a child and what actions further that child's best interests. Disputes may arise with regard to a parent's activities, such as domestic violence and substance abuse, and financial consideration may also come into play.