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Child Custody and Child Support FAQs

Child custody cases are incredibly difficult for parents in many ways. Not only is the thought of losing time to spend with your child distressing, but a custody order typically involves child support terms and other elements that can pose significant challenges for other aspects of your life. Ultimately, any parent is likely to have lots of questions as they prepare for a child custody and support case. The following are some of the most common questions parents have about child support and child custody in the Midwest. Your case is likely to involve many unique issues, but these basic

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Why Hiring a Divorce Attorney Is Crucial in a Child Custody Dispute

When you begin to arrange for a divorce, one of the most challenging decisions that will be made is what will be best for the children. Of course, you want what is best for your kids, but it can be hard to know what that might look like. You want to avoid being in a difficult situation where you have to go back and change any decisions made. The right divorce attorney will help you avoid this scenario by assisting you with a child custody agreement. The divorce attorneys at Stange Law Firm deeply understand the child custody laws in

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I Think My Ex Is Abusing or Neglecting My Child. What Can I Do?

One of the worst things any parent can face is realizing that their child has been abused, neglected, or mistreated in any way. This situation can be even worse when the offender is the child’s other parent or another close family member charged with protecting and caring for them. If you are divorced or no longer romantically attached to your child’s other biological parent but the other parent has some custody or visitation rights, you must know what you can do if you discover that your child has been subject to any abuse at the hands of their other parent.

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How Can a Parent Lose Their Custody Rights?

Child custody is one of the most contentious and emotionally charged legal matters that can unfold in the family court system. For example, suppose you are preparing to divorce or an unmarried parent, and you and your child’s other biological parent have decided to end your relationship. In that case, you should prepare for a child custody determination soon. The family court systems of the United States uphold that every child has the right to care and support from both their parents, but custody determinations often lead to one parent assuming greater custody rights than the other, and the noncustodial

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7 Tips to Co-parenting After Divorce

Though divorce does occur in many marriages, it still can be challenging to navigate when it happens to you. It is normal to feel confused, lost, or frustrated while you and your ex-spouse decide what your new family structure will be. One of the biggest hurdles that you will have to overcome is deciding what your future co-parenting relationship will be. While there are many different options for custody and child support, the struggles of co-parenting do not end in the courtroom. You will face lots of emotional and logistical challenges along the way. No matter how you decide to

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Benefits and Custody After a Military Divorce

Pain from losing someone you love is not easy to deal with, especially for those in the service. Maintaining a marriage is difficult enough while on active duty, making a divorce all that more challenging. Fortunately, there are many options available to active service members and their spouses. If you need help with a family law situation that involves someone in the military, you need counsel from an attorney who understands the complexities of military family law. Rights as an Active Service Member The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act protects active-duty service members. Usually, when one spouse files for divorce, the

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LGBT Divorce and Child Custody Proceedings

In 2015, the Supreme Court made the landmark decision to mandate that same-sex marriages were legal in the United States of America. From this decision, married LGBT couples were entitled to the same benefits that heterosexual couples have, such as Social Security benefits, tax exemption status, insurance benefits, and the right to make medical decisions or be present in the hospital for a spouse. Suddenly, couples that had been barred from being wed legally were flocking to courthouses across the country to say “I do” to their partners. It was and remains a joyous and important part of our nation’s

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Private Investigators in Cases of Family Law

For many people, private investigators are a facet of media imagination. Though they certainly make entertaining characters, they do exist in the real world. Private investigators play a large role in court cases, especially regarding family law issues. Because most people value their families more than anything else, it is not unusual to go to all lengths to protect them. For some people, that means hiring a private investigator to collect information on their spouse or child’s other parent. Because divorces often mean that two people are irreconcilably different, the reality is that many divorces end up in a contentious

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How Social Media Can Affect Your Case

Most everyone uses social media in some capacity or another. Whether you use your online platforms for professional reasons or for staying connected with friends, it’s important to understand the potential consequences of logging on. If you are involved in a legal battle, negotiations, or modifications of any kind, the content you post on your social media platforms could work against you in court. Many people unwittingly provide proof against themselves via social media, or at the very least provide the other side of the argument with compelling evidence that you are dishonest. Though this may seem impossible, social media

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Navigating Agreement Modifications

The phrase “things change” is a relatively vague and unhelpful one. Despite this, the sentiment holds true in nearly every aspect of our lives, even when it comes to the law. Though many people see the law as firm and rigid, there are many situations in which the law is as fluid as our lives are. When it comes to binding contracts, especially, there are situations where it is inappropriate to continue with the same terms and agreements after a situation has changed. It would be foolish, and in some cases illegal, to continue to follow an agreement that no

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What to Do When Your Ex Refuses to Pay Alimony or Child Support

When a couple divorces, their divorce order will likely include provisions for alimony, child support, or both. Both parties are beholden to the terms of their divorce order, and failure or refusal to pay alimony or child support as required by law carries severe penalties. If you are owed alimony or child support and your ex refuses to pay what they owe, you have several options for legal recourse. It’s best to work with a reliable family law attorney in this situation. Your legal counsel can help you decide which option is best for securing the alimony and/or child support

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Can I Have the Court Take Away My Ex’s Custody Rights in Illinois?

It’s not uncommon for divorced parents to have disagreements about raising their children, and many divorced parents feel as though their custody arrangements are imbalanced, impractical, or fail to suit their children’s best interests. If you are concerned about your ex’s custody rights or believe they have done something that should result in termination of their custody rights, call our firm. It’s essential to raise your concerns with an experienced Illinois family law attorney as soon as possible. Termination of Parental Rights is an extreme measure that typically only comes into play when a parent has abused or neglected their

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